According to me,
it's important to have dress that are "day-to-night." Meaning, it can be worn all day a certain way, then worn at night by changing only a few things. A good example of a DTN dress is this Tulle dress I found on Lulus.com. The neutral color with a neat pattern serves as a great daytime dress. Pair it with simple sandals, a pendant necklace, a slouchy leather bag, and a light cardigan (if the weather calls for one). Leave your hair down with beachy and relaxed waves. Then, for night, pull your hair back, put on some black heels, a black cropped leather jacket, and trade in the slouchy bag for a simple clutch. The perfect dress for an entire day.