I have a really hard time finding dresses I love its gotten easier since the whole ladylike/retro look has been trending. However prior to this it was either the dress was to short or not long enough I am 5''8 or it had no sleeves or it look like something an old lady would wear. This why I have a closet full of separates which comes with the gift of versatility. So if you are like me and dont have a closet full of fancy dresses or you find yourself in need of cocktail attire on short notice then this is the post for you.
The formula is simple a tuxedo or double breasted long line blazer and any bottom of your choice all in the same color; skip the shell (this is important because this is what takes the look from day to night) finish off the look with an evening appropriate shoe ( like this pair Here , more options Here) , bag ( like this patent one Here , or this sparkly one Here, see more options Here) and accessories.
I must warn you that this look is a lot easier to pull off if you have less to reveal around the décolletage however it is not impossible if you have the right undergarment ( like this great Plunge Bra Here). I was cautiously optimistic that this bra would keep my 38 DD girls in check but it did. So I would definitely recommend it, if you want further details ask in the comments.
As I said earlier the formula is simple, I choose my black long line blazer ( like this one Here) and I paired it with a lace skirt to dress up the look a bit more; finally I finished it off with an encrusted box clutch ( like this one Here) and my black pumps.
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