Think about the most fun dress you've ever worn. It was probably something fancy for a nighttime event. New York Fashion Week begs the question, why reserve your fanciest frocks just for p.m. hours? And we have to agree. Case in point: These five feminine, poufy, borderline-black-tie numbers spotted on the sidewalks this week in broad daylight. Peep them below and then recreate the looks IRL.
Puff-Sleeve Dress + White Boots + Tote
This dress is proof that strong shoulders are no longer stuck in the '80s. A pair of sturdy boots and a bag that holds much more than a cell phone makes it feel more appropriate for daytime, so rock it at whatever time you so please.
Slip Dress + Sheer Turtleneck + Strappy Sandals
The surefire way to make any slinky dress daytime-ready: Cover up by adding a turtleneck underneath.
Poufy Dress + Bucket Bag + Minimalist Sandals
If there was such a thing as an adult prom, we'd 100% wear this getup. Until then, we'll wear it to afternoon tea, because why not?
Statement Sleeve Dress + Sunglasses
Just think of how much more amazing this dress will look in natural light. Pop on a pair of sunnies and you won't even have to struggle through a precise cat-eye.
Halter Mini + Animal Print Bag + Retro Sunglasses
Sometimes a short, swingy dress is just what we need to make Monday feel less blah.
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