You’re going to work, or you’re meeting friends for lunch, or you’re hitting the shops. You don’t want to overthink your look, and what you do want is a one-stop solution to your outfit needs, right? Then a casual-but-cool day dress will be the answer you’re looking for. Designed to elevate your everyday looks beyond jeans and a t-shirt (without making you seem too dressed-up), a day dress will keep you feeling chic and pretty. They’re low-maintenance and don’t take any special cleaning or looking after, and travel well, so they’re perfect for holidays. Whether it’s printed or plain, long sleeved or short sleeved, midi or maxi length, there will be a day dress to suit you, your shape and your life.
Perfect for plus size
Day dresses are ideal for the plus size woman. Why? Because like all the best pieces of clothing, it’s just a question of finding the one that works for you. We have a style to suit everyone, so choose your ideal shape, ideal shade and get that day dress into your wardrobe. At navabi we helpfully let you filter our dresses by body shape, so there’s no need to feel confused or intimidated while shopping for the dress you want. Have a look in your wardrobe and see what colours speak to you, what you’re planning to accessorise with, and what daytime occasions you’re dressing for. A cocoon-shaped linen dress might work better for dressed-down summer days or a short-sleeved figure-skimming style could be perfect for a casual office.
Keeping it cosy
The beauty of the day dress is that it’s totally non-prescriptive in terms of material, so there will be a place for one in your wardrobe all year round. In winter, a day dress might end up being a sweater dress made of heavy jersey or a chunky knit. You can pair it with thick tights and cute ankle boots, and accessorise with your favourite scarf. Choose a shape that harmonises with your go-to winter coat and you’ve got your whole outfit sorted for cold-weather days where you can’t figure out what to wear.
… Or keeping it cool
When the sun comes out, day dresses will still be shining too. A pretty, short-sleeved floral number will be a perfect wardrobe staple through spring and summer, and it’s just up to you whether you choose to ditch the tights or not. In the warmer months, wear your day dresses with ballet flats or cool gladiator sandals, or for peak comfort, try them with brilliant white canvas sneakers. Throw a pale denim jacket over the top and you’ll have an everyday summer outfit that you can wear again and again. As it gets warmer, it’s more likely your dresses will be transitioning into fabrics such as light jersey, linen or flowing cotton, and colours leaning towards pastels, tropical prints and botanical patterns. Liven up your look with long necklaces and metallic bangles, and accessorise with a cross-body bag.
Take your pick
Flowing maxi dresses, printed balloon dresses, elegant wrap dresses: you name it, we’ve got it. Our collection of day dresses features so many different styles that you’ll be spoilt for choice.
If you’re someone who revels in bold prints, you’ll find plenty among our collection, from classic florals to African animal prints and plenty more besides. Take inspiration from the Duchess of Cambridge in a sophisticated V-neck wrap dress, tied at the waist to enhance your figure. Stand out in a striking colour block pencil dress, or keep it subtle in a simple white cotton camisole maxi dress.
Whether you choose a sleeveless dress for summer or go long-sleeved for cool weather sophistication, the great thing about dresses is that they’re so versatile. Style them up with smart heels or stay effortlessly casual by wearing your dress with a pair of sandals or even trainers.