Yes, the short black dress is a staple but there is nothing like having a good statement piece. Even better, if it is an all-rounder that can work just as well in the day as at night. Whether it's Sunday brunch or a cocktail party, shop our top picks from Aza Fashions. To spare you the hassle of carrying a change of clothes; especially for those who love to stay out all day: check out these versatile dresses from designers such as Nitara Dhanraj Label, Payal & Zinal, Kangana Trehan, Damia Siddiqui, Gauri & Nainika, among others.
1. Flapper Chic
Let us take a moment to admire Nitara Dhanraj Label's genius in creating a piece that celebrates an ultra-feminine style without losing edge. The structured elements of a double-breasted blazer aptly paired with the dropped waist with pleats makes this dress an absolute winner. The light jute silk fabric makes it sunny-day friendly, and the moonlight transforms it into your ideal party dress for a night of glamour. And to top it off; what eye can miss the sequined floral applique, a signature of the Nitara Dhanraj Label. A contemporary twist on flapper era chic, turn heads in this vibrant purple blazer dress.
2. Dreamy Daisy
This undisputed spotlight stealer is an essential for any occasion. Style this gorgeous yellow number with pops of white as an accent to brighten it up for the day or jazz it up with gold and black accessories to create a look worthy for a night out with the girls. A versatile dress to style in multiple ways. The sheer bishop sleeves and layered skirt add dimension and texture; while the embellished bodice and high neck draw attention to the face. Featured from her latest collection 12:02 in Paris, this Kangana Trehan short dress keeps it fun, flirty, and bold all at once.
3. Polka Dot Paradise
Live out your best Audrey Hepburn fantasy in this tea length polka dotted skirt with matching top. Wear it out to your next dinner party with your hair up and small danglers and drop earrings to enhance the frilled shoulders and neckline. Pair it with a bold red lip and a clutch to bring out the rouge in the polka dots. For a day look, simple makeup and soft pinks are the way to go. Bringing you all the flounce and frill for a whimsical garden party, picnic, or high tea. A great callback to the 50's iconic silhouette; Dania Siddiqui's designer dresses are the stuff of dreams.
4. Power Sleeve
What better way to celebrate the 80s revival than with this power sleeve body con dress. Payal & Zinal are our much-needed advocates for maximalism, which is clearly reflected in their creations. With high puff sleeves, this dress gives the illusion of a padded shoulder. A high fashion alternative to the classic floral dress; versatile dresses are the way to go in 2022.
5. Ruffles Galore
The dress that sings ‘This Is La Vie En Rose,’ this printed red and white organza dress is ever so romantic. A classic Gauri & Nainika dress with signature ruffles and floral print is the perfect day to night look. If styling for a night out on the town, bring out the deeper tones in the dress. You cannot go wrong with wine-stained lips and some burgundy ribbon tie up heels. Brunch and drinks? Keep it understated and elegant with some pearl jewelry.
Which of these are your favorites? Leave us a comment on how you would style these versatile dresses, we would love to hear from you!