At least once a week, I receive a question from a reader who is curious about new uses for their cocktail attire. Unfortunately, most cocktail dresses are unsuitable for daytime wear. The only exception to this rule are chiffon dresses without much embellishment. Here are two ways to repurpose a chiffon evening gown for daytime wear.
Pretty and Professional
You can use a simple elastic belt to cover waist embellishments on most evening wear. Layering over a soft blush colored jacket lightens the black and white palette and creates something that is appropriate for daytime. Add a simple patent leather shoe and patent leather bag and you’re on your way.
Soft and Simple
By adding a casual belt and sandals, you bring the dress down to sidewalk level. Add a raffia tote and you can brunch al fresco while looking fabulous.