After the Ball Drops

By Jennifer Wells
In Feature, Style

Inventive staples breathe new life into holiday dresses.

 

You have the dress—you’re sure to kill it on New Year’s Eve or at your company holiday party—but what about afterward? Is your fabulous frock destined for the darkness of your closet, never to see the light of day again? Fear not, fashionista! With the right transitional pieces, your look can go from cocktail attire to everyday versatile in seconds flat.

From Cocktails to Brunch

Tame your tiniest cocktail attire with a few conservative accessories like a modest turtleneck and low heel boots.

1/ Laundry dress available at Paperdolls, Ballwin Grove, 636-527-3655. 2/ Capote turtleneck available at Vie, Ladue, 314.997.0124. 3/ Boera necklace available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411. 4/ Chanel booties available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811. 5/ Cuff available at Collective Outlet, Taubman Prestige Outlets, 636.489.3819.

From Ball Gown to On-the-Town

A floor-length dress sees a lot more play when paired with a leather jacket and casual riding boots.

6/ Milly Dress available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. 7/ Safia Necklace available at Vie, Ladue, 314.997.0124. 8/ W18 by Walter Baker jacket available at Klutch, Town & Country, 636.220.6110. 9/ Sam Edelman Boots available at Cha, Ladue, 314.993.8080. 10/ Avant Garde Paris Cuff available at Klutch, Town & Country, 636.220.6110.

From Opulent to Office

A crisp, white button-down takes the venom out of snakeskin and has you slithering even closer to that coveted corner office.

11/ Tibi Dress available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811. 12/ Lenora Dame Necklace available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411. 13/ Tsubo Loafers available at Sole & Blues, The Loop, 314.863.3600. 14/ Theory Button-Down available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

 

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Photo credit: Attilio D’Agostino

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