Mini dresses are having a major moment, but that doesn’t mean they’re the easiest look to pull off. The teeny-tiny hemline can be extremely intimidating, and we’ll be the first to admit that it isn’t exactly office material… at least not if you’ve got a regular nine-to-five. But as implausible as it might seem, this pint-sized frock packs plenty of potential. We’re sharing three new ways to rock that mini on the daily.
When you think work appropriate, a mini dress probably doesn’t make it onto your list of office essentials. But the slightly short number can totally work with just a few simple tweaks. Pair it up with a tailored pair of trousers and an elegant silk scarf for a look that is perfectly pulled together. To complement the edgy skirts-over-pants style, complete the getup with modern mule sandals, a bright pink lip and a few sleek baubles.
Zara Printed Cutout Dress ($30) + & Other Stories Perforated Leather Tote ($150), J.Crew Ryder Pant ($98), St. John Metal Plate Leather Belt ($150), Charles Keith Slingback Lucite Heels ($63), Halston Heritage Printed Silk Scarf ($66), Need Supply Co. Rose Gold Screw Ring ($105), Tory Burch Perfume ($85), Givenchy Le Rouge N205 Couture Edition 15 ($36)
Parties are the perfect place to rock a mini frock, but to infuse the dress with a sophisticated edge, sleek accessories are key. Look to clean lines and polished pieces that make a big impact without overwhelming your look. A sleeveless blazer, structured clutch and pair of modern sandals will do just that. Don’t forget about an eye-catching shade of lipstick, a must-have item for a night out on the town.
Zara Printed Cutout Dress ($30) + Inge Christopher Hardwood Clutch ($188), The Mode Collective Triple-Threat Leather Heel ($188), Bauble Bar Maldives Ear Jackets ($28), Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain in Orange de Chine ($36), Mango Linen-Blend Pocket Vest ($50)
Go a little retro by pairing up your mini with a ribbed turtleneck top. Then add on a few funky, on-trend accessories like Dr. Martens kicks and a printed backpack for a touch of personality. For a little added dimension, color block bracelets and a bold nail lacquer are where it’s at.
Zara Printed Cutout Dress ($30) + OPI Hawaii Nail Lacquer Collection My Gecko Does Tricks ($10), Cord Bracelet Set ($13), Wildfox Grande Dame Deluxe Sunglasses ($199), Topshop ’90s Knitted Ribbed Crop Top ($40), Dr. Martens Flat Sandals ($101), Tory Burch Kerrington Backpack ($375)
What pieces in your closet deserve more attention, but stump your style game? Tell us about your trickiest wear-again garments in the comments below and we might feature them in our next Style Resolutions post!