I am the first person to chant the mantra, “better to be overdressed”. To me, there is no worse feeling than to be underdressed for an occasion. I would much rather be the only one wearing a dress at a backyard BBQ than be the one in jeans at a nice restaurant.
However, I do think that there is a simple way to dress it down.
Let’s just say that you’re heading out for dinner on the Seacoast, or you’re pretty sure that whichever party you’ll be attending will be rather informal and most people will be in shorts. Well, you can still wear your beautiful dress or skirt ensemble…
just throw on a pair of flip-flops or a pair of flat sandals. This will make it look as though you just decided last minute to “throw the dress on”, rather than make a statement!
And it feels so liberating to walk around in something so dressy without the heels!