Shine All the Time: Styling Formal Dresses for Every Day

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Who says you have to save fancy dresses for soirees, formal weddings, and the like? Not us! Why wear that cherished sequined dress just once? We know there’s more in store for those stunning, sparkling numbers than one moment in the spotlight. After all, remember how many compliments your gleaming ensemble received? 

Here, we transform some of our favorite formal frocks into casual, daytime dresses so you can sparkle every day, whatever the occasion! With a demeanor as dazzling as yours, why, you deserve to shine all the time. 

The Shimmering Mini

Pictured: Set to Make a Statement Coat, Awards Dinner Accolades Dress, Get the Cargo-Ahead Bag, Writer’s Colorblock Heel

A chic, patterned coat adds an eclectic touch to this luxe mini dress, while a neutral handbag and matching booties boast casual coolness. The result? Elevated street style perfect for shopping downtown or a lunch date at that café with the amazing terrace.

The Shining Sheath

Pictured: Radiance Revealed Dress, Homework Bound Tights in Cranberry, Palette Philosopher Bootie

This cocktail dress is as elaborately detailed as they come, but its cool blue hue makes it a wonderful canvas to revamp into a daytime delight. Tone down its extravagance with dark knit tights and ankle booties of the same color, and this sultry sheath becomes a playful frock! Hit the new exhibit at the museum or catch up with old friends over a decadent cappuccino.

The Dazzling Midi

Pictured: Moto You Thank Meets The Eye JacketWith Shine Regards Dress, Best of Velvet Loafer in Wine

Here, an elegant midi dress transforms into something more casual when paired with an edgy moto jacket and flats in a contrasting hue. Replacing heels with flats and loafers add subtlety and any-day wear to formal dresses, and fun colors make it, well, fun! Now, it may be blasphemous for you to wear a sequined dress to work, but trade the moto jacket for a blazer and, I dare say, you’ve got yourself an office-friendly outfit.

With the right silhouette, shoes, and accessories, fancy dresses are destined for so much more than champagne toasts, slow dances, and candlelit dinners. Where will you take your fave formal frock next?

Still searching for that perfect, everyday sparkle dress? We have plenty of marvels for your musings:

Fearlessly Fancy Sequin Dress $169.99
Truth or Daring Sequin Dress $99.99
Jazz Savvy Sequin Dress $99.99
Starlet Aura Sequin Dress $199.99

Moments for Movement Sheath Dress $229.99
Cascading Cava Sequin Dress in Midnight $174.99
Prima Donna Presence Sheath Dress $179.99
Ready to Rejoice Sequin Dress $139.99

About Jordyn

When she's not yell-singing how she feels à la Linda Belcher, you can catch Jordyn obsessing over birds, bolo ties, and anything Sailor Moon. At her chillest, she’s watching David Attenborough documentaries or reorganizing her plants and tchotchkes for the 57th time.

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