WHAT MAKES THE PERFECT DAY, NIGHT DRESS | Natalie in the City - A Chicago Plus Size Fashion Blog, by Natalie Craig
Natalie in the City - A Chicago Plus Size Fashion Blog, by Natalie Craig

A PLUS SIZE LIFE + STYLE BLOG

September 28, 2016

WHAT MAKES THE PERFECT DAY, NIGHT DRESS

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Confession: I’ve been obsessed with dresses lately. Even though it’s getting chillier by the day in Chicago, I’m still opting for a chic dress that I can pair with anything from a midi cardigan and a pair of knee-high boots, to a blazer and some lace-up heels. 


I make a huge effort to ensure my outfits make me feel and look my best. But my busy schedule—a.k.a hitting the snooze on my alarm five times—has me rushing to put together an outfit, which means I usually skimp out on accessorizing. This is where dresses come in handy for me; with the perfect dress, you can make a statement without having to add too many accessories. But of course, you have to have the right dress. 

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A dress is my go-to for many occasions, but there is a great contrast between what I look for in a day dress, and what I want to wear for a girl’s night out.

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“On-the-move” day dress

Whether I’m chasing after the bus, transferring trains, or making a quick Starbucks run, my ideal day dress has to be breathable and allow me to feel comfortable all day long—even if I’m in a mad rush. But I also love a dress that can easily double as office attire with the addition of a blazer. Sweatshirt dresses can also be the star of a great, fall look. 

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The perfect fit for a night out
You’ll hardly ever catch me in anything other than a show-stopping, fitted dress when I go out with my girlfriends. I feel most confident in a dress that hugs my curves and highlights my figure in all the right ways.

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For a formal evening, dinner date, or event, I prefer something more whimsical and romantic like this wrap dress. But don’t get me wrong, I still like to be the life of the party, which is why I’ll always try to find a way to incorporate some shimmer

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Thank you Lyst for sponsoring today’s post! All thoughts and opinions are my own. Check out some of my favorite dresses on Lyst here.
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