2 Easy Gray Dress Outfit Ideas: Dressed Up & Dressed Down

Hello, Lovelies! I’ve got a dressed-up, dressed-down style guide for you. I’m going to be giving you some gray dress outfit ideas by styling a ribbed bodycon dress in a dressed-up way for a night out and then in a casual way for days spent chilling and taking it easy. Let's get started!

These outfit ideas I’m about to show you should work for any neutral-colored bodycon dress.

Gray dress outfit ideas

Even though this dress is figure-hugging, it kind of leans towards the more casual side because of its ribbed material. It's longer than a mini but shorter than a midi. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be dressed up too.

How to style a gray dress

Dressed up outfit

To do just that, I’ve layered a floral embroidered crop top over it. The texture of this top really elevates the grey dress and makes it look classier and more finished.

Pulling the muted greens from the leaves of the top, I paired it with some mint and iridescent heels. Another great match is these layered pearl statement earrings.

My handbags are currently all packed away in storage, but if I had access to them right now, I would have paired this outfit with my pink and beige color block clutch. Can you just pretend that I’m holding it?

What to wear with a gray dress

Dressed down outfit

To dress the look down, I’ve gone with my favorite white sneakers. When I think of casual daywear, I always think of crisp white sneakers!

I’ve also put an oversized, light-medium wash, chambray shirt over the top and rolled up the sleeves. I’m undecided whether I like it tied in a knot in the middle or not, what do you think?

For accessories, I’ve gone with a black choker with some rose gold layered necklaces, pink square studs, and some rose gold circle glasses.

Once again, you’ll just have to use your imagination for the handbag. From my collection, I think I’d go with my white and black grid pattern tote bag.

Gray dress outfit ideas

Let me know what you think of the two outfits! Which one do you prefer: the dressed-up or the dressed-down version? I hope that this short style guide has given you some gray dress outfit ideas as well as some inspiration for how to style a bodycon dress.

If you enjoyed seeing one dress styled in different ways, check out my other style guide on how to wear a bodycon midi dress.

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