A Business Capsule Wardrobe Needs A Desk-To-Dinner Dress


It’s the time of year when you have at least two parties per week, in the long run up to Christmas.
That means it’s time too for dressing up. Putting on the glitz. And adding a touch of sparkle and glitter.
Are you ready?

Whilst we would probably all love to dress up and wear a ‘proper’ cocktail dress, most of us don’t have the luxury
of time to go home and change. Nor do we want to drag a small suitcase of evening clothes into work with us. 

This is where Desk-to-Dinner dresses come into their own. And every business capsule wardrobe needs a desk-to-dinner dress.
At least two to three in an ideal world. The idea is that you don’t change. You stay in your dress all day. That’s why these dresses
are also called ‘the 18-hour dress‘. You may not have to change at all – just vamp up your lipstick and add a touch more attitude.
But to make an entrance or to to make an impact, you’ll need to add a little ritz: with stand-out accessories from shoes
to jewellery or a bejewelled clutch.

In today’s blog we show you how to wear three Desk-to-Dinner dresses. It’s up to you how much of the Wow factor to give but
the aim is to enhance and not to over-shadow the dress.

CWC style tip: Choose a dress in a festive colour that ‘fits the season’ as well as the occasion.
For parties around Christmas think of midnight blue, burgundy, scarlet and pine green. Also rich jewel colours and Winter whites.

The perfect 18-hour dress from The Fold.

Pearl earrings, A B Davis; Black patent croc shoes, Hobbs; Black patent croc statement bag
After Work:
Gold stardust deluxe necklace, Swarovski
Red shoulder bag, Vivienne Westwood


CWC style tip: If you want to be noticed, avoid black.
There will be enough LBD’s on parade. Don’t follow the herd. Don’t copy someone else. Be Brand You.


Professionally chic Winter white tweed dress from The Fold

Black crystal Earrings, Swarovski; Dark grey kitten heels, LK Bennett; Dark grey handbag, LK Bennett

After Work:
Clear crystal earrings, Swarovski; Capped pearl necklace, Jaeger; Beaded clutch bag, Phase Eight; Silver heels, Hobbs 


If you are wearing a dress that is more glamorous, simply wear a tailored black jacket over it by day.
That way not only does it look like a work dress but it means you’ll look even more fabulous by night.


Glamorous scarlet crepe dress by Dolce & Gabbana


Pearl & crystal earrings, J. Crew;Black tweed blazer, LK Bennett;
Black courts by Paul Green; Black statement bag, Aspinal of London

After Work:
Circlet large hoop earrings, Swarovski; Circlet necklace, Swarovski;
Black faux fur scarf, Hobbs; High heels, Kurt Geiger; Black glitter clutch, Hobbs 


If you are short of a desk-to-dinner dress that showcases the real you, save time and worry by ordering
our Single outfit service. We’ll turn around a complete outfit in 24 hours.

To develop your Personal brand or to discuss what an executive capsule wardrobe can do for you,
let’s talk. If it’s easier, call Caroline on +44 (0)20 3637 2433.

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