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Style Tips: From Wedding to Office

Style Tips: From Wedding to Office

Guest article by Joyce Lau, who’s sharing her great style tips.

“Oh, I bought that dress for a wedding, but I only wore it once.”

Sound familiar? Well, youʼre definitely not alone! Weddings and special events usually instigate closet meltdowns. And what do most moms do? Hit the malls, hoping to find the perfect dress – something pretty and affordable. But what really happens is a sweaty, frustrated shopping trip, where you end up with another black dress and a $300 dent in the wallet. Donʼt get caught in those situations. One of my best style tips is to plan ahead for upcoming events and incorporate new fashion purchases into your existing wardrobe. Depending on the formality of the wedding – pick a dress you can wear again to work. By strategically adding some structure and playing down the colours to a more conservative tone, any dress can be called in to work overtime, taking you from wedding wear to office wear and everywhere in between.

We fell for this elegant print dress from Mango. The classic silhouette and daytime fabric gives this dress the ultimate versatility. Wear it with sexy strappy sandals for a summer outdoor wedding. The unique asymmetrical neckline and graphic pattern will make you stand out in all the photos. And for less than $54, your husband wonʼt be complaining, either.

Style Tips: From Wedding to Office

Now transform this dress into a soft, feminine work look in three easy steps:

  1. Wear it with this open blazer to add a touch of sincerity. The structure and stiffer fabric choice gives a sense of stability and professionalism.
  2. Change your shoes to these taupe patent pumps. The lower heel shows respect to your work and doesnʼt scream look at me! The buckle front detail combined with its patent finish reads creativity within limits.
  3. Add a down-to-earth fabric and leather trim handbag to carry all your essentials. By strategically wearing a work appropriate bag, youʼve now mixed business with pleasure. A definite fashion do!

This look is perfect for the mompreneur who doesnʼt need to follow a corporate dress code, or a professional working in a visual, creative industry. Show ʻem you mean business and make your fashion choices work for you – instead of the other way around!

Joyce Lau is the founder of Yummy Mummy Makeovers. Book a fun Style Party and get free personal shopping. Visit then at or email [email protected].

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