On Wednesday we wear pink, don’t we? We certainly do! But this season only a pink bodycon dress. Actually, a pink bodycon dress is that cocktail dress we wear by day, read casually. It’s bold, it’s fashionable, and it’s omg so Barbie like. Nevertheless, Barbie became bad this year and so chic. Copy that! Here is how to wear a cocktail dress casually by day and pull off the Barbie style in the coolest way possible!
Remember how I wore this pink cocktail dress last year (check here if you forgot)? It was my favourite pink dress. Well, it’s not anymore. Since the pink colour is not as fashionable as it was last year, I had to rename the title of this dress and start calling it my favourite bold bodycon dress. You know, just to make this dress fashionable legit for spring summer 2018.
IT’S THE IT SUMMER DRESS, BUT IT’S SO TRICKY TO STYLE
Because the bold bodycon dress is one of the #3 dresses, you must get for summer 2018. Surely you know this already. You saw a tight bodycon dress listed on my SS 2018 shopping-wish list over here. Also, I mentioned how 2018 is all about pencil skirts and tight 80s dresses in my Spring Summer 2018 Fashion Report(here).
Whatsoever, as fashionable as a bodycon dress is, it’s not easy to wear it as a cocktail dress and wear it casually by day. Remember all the tricks we had to use when wearing a pencil skirt in winter (go here to refresh your memory)? Even though things are easier when it comes to the summer cocktail dress and we can actually wear it casually, we still need to know few tips to look stylish, fashionable and not cheap. You know what I mean? I bet you don’t want to look sluttish, especially if decided to pull off the 80s fashion trend and wear a bodycon dress that is really tight.
Anyway, before we head on how to wear a cocktail dress casually, a quick stop at where to shop and wear my style. I know you are already dying to know where I got this pink cocktail dress.
SHOP AND WEAR MY STYLE
First things first, the EDIT. Or better known as fashion cheat sheet. Be sure to pin, save and print this fashion cheat sheet to make sure you don’t look like a Barbie when you wear your pink bodycon dress. Not that we are over Barbie look, but this year you need to look like a cool badass Barbie and not like a plastic doll in the box. Also, be a good friend and share this EDIT with that friend of yours who looks cheap. Walking around showing everything but style. You know what I mean? Yes, I’m talking about her.
So where to shop my chic pink bodycon dress and this cool denim jacket then? Wait, don’t be so impatient! As usual, simply click on the images in the EDIT. Everything that is framed with a pink frame (pink frames should pop up as you slightly touch/click on the EDIT) has a link attached. Meaning, a click on that item will take you straight to the store where you can buy it.
Surely, there are other options to get my outfit, that don’t include hours of searching for a tight pink bodycon dress that you can also wear as a cocktail dress, casual blue denim jacket and this chic plexi pumps on Google. You can look for links in the text below or click on the items in the gallery below the EDIT. The choice is yours. Although you must admit, shopping straight from the EDIT sounds way more cool.
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PINK BODYCON DRESS
Isn’t this bodycon dress just stunning? Undoubtedly not as tight as a legit bodycon dress. Hence a dress you can wear as a cocktail dress or day dress. Casually, like I do here. Once you styled it with a denim jacket and plexi pumps, of course.
Wait, this doesn’t mean you can wear it only like this. No, not at all. Ps. I’m sharing #5 ways to style this pink cocktail dress the next time. I decided to wait for you to get your own pink cocktail dress first.
Where to shop this pink bodycon dress then? I got mine from Juicy Couture years ago. Ha, I’m not even sure it was in fashion back then. Anyway, it’s in fashion now, and you can get almost the same pink bodycon dress, only with a way cooler back, over here. Ps. This dress that I linked has a cut out back and it’s simply a must-have dress for summer 2018.
You must also check these pink dresses below. You can wear them all as a cocktail dress or just a casual 80s inspired summer day dress.
BLUE DENIM JACKET
Well, you know where I go this blue denim jacket from? I just wore it in the last blog post over here. Omg, I’m repeating myself! Sorry but not sorry. There is a legit reason why I keep wearing my denim jacket this season. You must admit that this denim jacket makes any outfit look so chic and cool. Not to say fashionable.
As you know, this denim jacket comes from H&M(shop here). And it’s super cheap. Plus, surprisingly well made. Honestly, I never thought one could get such a great piece of clothing for under $50. Yet, it’s denim. You know denim jacket is one of the rare things you can buy on a budget that will look good on you, right? Sadly this doesn’t go for the jeans too.
Don’t need to say, do I? These plexi pumps come from Gianvito Rossi, and you can shop them here.
Does Barbie even wear gloves? Ha, I don’t know. But you definitely should. These pink gloves make this Barbie look even more special. And cool. I mean there is no way you could pull off this outfit if you are not self-confident. Wait, before you give up on this look, let me tell you that that blue denim jacket will give you a right boost of confidence you need. Plus will make sure you don’t look slutty in your bodycon dress. Believe me, this denim jacket works magic.
Anyway, about the pink gloves. They are my recent buy from Forzieri. You can get them over here. Ps. Be sure to browse through Forzieri. You don’t want to miss all the hidden sale of designer bags. Yes, that store is the bag heaven you were trying to get to.
As it goes to the bag, you can find a similar one in the gallery above. Or grab that chic pink Wandler tote. I added that on my SS 19 bag shopping list. Ps. Reveling my bag shopping guide next.
HOW TO WEAR COCKTAIL DRESS CASUALLY
Lastly, the tips you were looking for. How to wear cocktail dress casually by day. Because why buy a dress, you can only wear for cocktail parties, right?
Actually, I decided to give you not only tips on how to wear cocktail dress casually by day but how to look like a lady and not a slut in a bodycon dress. Or how to look cool and not cheap.
Truth to be told, these tips are almost the same. Either a legit ladylike cocktail dress or slutty bodycon dress, you need to wear this tight pencil dress with same things.
Let’s start with the bodycon dress first, shall we? Afterall the 80s are back in style and we are still learning how to pull off this fashion trend in 2018.
TIPS TO REMEMBER TO LOOK COOL AND NOT CHEAP IN YOUR BODYCON DRESS
No matter how tight is your bodycon dress, this is what you need to remember to look cool and not cheap. Not to say slutty. Well saying it anyway, just to make sure you remember!
#1 WEAR IT WITH AN OVERSIZED BLAZER
You know that saying, a plaid blazer saves it all? Well, I just made it. But a well-tailored blazer really does save any cheap dress and make it look fashionable. This season we wear a bodycon dress with either a grey blazer for a more sophisticated look (check here for some inspiration) or denim jacket (for a chic, casual look).
#2 PUT ON GLOVES
As strange as this might sound, but gloves really work. Even in summer. Although mind the materials and temperatures. Despite this tip, you can’t wear gloves when it’s too hot. Nevertheless, gloves add to the elegance and class. Yet don’t try to push it too much. You can’t fake elegance, and if you try, you can turn out looking even more slutty than you would if you walked around wearing nothing else but in high shine bodycon dress and strappy sandals.
#3 GRAB A TOP HANDLE BAG
But don’t wear it like I do, hanging on your elbow if this is not a way you would normally do. Again, it won’t look cool but cheap.
TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO WEAR COCKTAIL DRESS BY DAY
Finally, all the tips you should follow to make your cocktail dress appropriate for a day as well. Yes, you only need to remember this two things if you want to wear your cocktail dress casually by day and not only for a cocktail party.
#1 PUT ON A DENIM JACKET
I told you you need a denim jacket this season. Find my favourite denim jackets in the widget below. Ps. that price under Levi’s jacket is real! You can’t miss this sale for no other thing.
#2 LET DOWN YOUR HAIR
Lastly, just let your hair down and spray them with the texture mist. I use Hair by Sam Mcknight Cool Girlhairspray (shop here).
MORE PINK AND MORE FASHION LOOKS
As said more ways to wear this pink cocktail dress are coming on Brunette from Wall Street shortly. Meanwhile go here to see how to wear this bodycon dress as a girl boss. Yes, this dress is not only a cocktail dress or a casual summer day dress. In short, this dress is far more promising. You can even wear it for work. And yes, I assure you you won’t get that looks. After following my tips of course. By the way, what do you think about Barbie outfits?