How to Wear One Tunic Dress to Five (Very) Different Occasions

Dress it up, dress it down.

Brunch Date

Chilly day? Instead of reaching for a denim jacket, try an oversized military shirt layered over this relaxed caftan dress. Pile on the chunky accessories and add sparkly sandals; the combination is just as chic as it is carefree.

Tory Burch Sasha Tunic Dress, $1295, ; Zara Patch Overshirt, $69.90, ; Aldo Vaedien Necklace, $30, ; Alexis Bittan Encrusted Mosaic Cuff Bracelet, $263, , Rene Caovilla Crystal Embellished Sandals, $1050, , Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lip Gloss, $46,


A loose, airy silhouette lends vacation vibes to this versatile dress. A straw sun hat, iridescent shell earrings, and metallic gladiator flats further the breezy, bohemian feel.

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Spring Wedding

Soft pastels and metallic accents give this neutral number an air of romance and whimsy. The furry stiletto sandal makes a subtly sexy statement, and the minaudière adds just enough glitz.

Tory Burch Sasha Tunic Dress, $1295, ; Olgana Paris L'Amazon Mink-Trimmed Satin Sandals, $570, ; Jil Sander Pink Knot Choker, $288, ; Jimmy Choo Lockett Embellished Acrylic Clutch, $2500, ; BaubleBar Olympia Drop Earrings, $42, ; Diana Vreeland Parfums Simply Divine Eau de Parfum, $250,

Casual Friday

A neutral dress can handle a lot of patterned accessories. A leopard clutch, floral sandals, and paisley scarf is a tricky print mashup that works seamlessly a classic leather watch and '70s-inspired tassel earrings.

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Girls' Night Out

Even the most minimalistic dress becomes party-perfect with a mix of colorful accessories and over-the-top textural embellishments. (If you're really feeling it, brighten up your tips and lips, too.)

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