Add a few smart dresses to your wardrobe and all your smart and smart-casual problems will be a thing of the past. A beautiful day dress is a woman's go-to clothing item for a special event, be it a breakfast or bridal shower. It makes stepping up to the occasion so much easier and so much more stylish. With a change of accessories the same smart dress can look haute couture or fashion forward. A shift is the ideal round-the-clock work dress from the school run to a lunch meeting to a client presentation. On off-duty days, swap your heels and laptop bag for sandals and a cross-body pouch to take a smart dress down a notch. A working woman's wardrobe needs dresses that can multitask as well as you do! A stretchy fabric is extra comfortable while happy prints and a wide skirt will take you into cocktail-dress territory. Opt for a figure-hugging bodycon dress to play the femme fatale or go for a touch of tulle to indulge your playful side. And then there's the basic black dress. They come in several shapes and styles but they all are the smartest of smart dresses – an LBD. What's important is to find a few ways of working your favourite smart dress to extend its lifespan and prevent you from looking the same in Every.Single.Selfie. Because believe you me, once you've found the smart dress for you – the one that is as comfortable as a T-shirt and has the attitude of your favourite pair of jeans – you will want to wear it every day. And why not? An anywhere, anytime dress is timeless and essential.