No matter how often you shop, the minute you open your closet to dress up for an important event, the “I have nothing to wear” dilemma begins. This happens despite having a closet full of clothes. You know how they say, ‘quality over quantity’? It is more about the styles you own rather than how many pieces you own.
There can never be a single list of must-have dresses, because each individual has a unique style and preference. However, we’ve listed some of the most trending styles that are classics and look good on everyone. It is more like a personal guide that lets you curate your own list of must-haves according to your style mantra, occasions you attend etc.
A bodycon dress is a tight-fitted, body-hugging style that lets you flaunt your curves. This type of dress is well-suited for occasions like a formal evening party, cocktail party etc. Bodycon dresses are available in different lengths, so pick the one that best suits your body type.
Full-length maxi dresses flow with your silhouette and look stunning, creating a romantic look. Now, many short women are not too confident wearing them as they feel it makes them look short but we’re here to tell you that with the right dress, you’ll actually look tall! A maxi dress is ideal for an evening party or even for a casual hangout with friends. Pair them with chandelier earrings for an elegant look.
A lot of retro is back creating waves these days. And a midi dress is one of them. The length of the dress ranges between your knees and mid-calf.
You can wear a midi dress on a romantic dinner date with your significant other. It is also great to wear when travelling as it is stylish and comfortable.
Mini dresses usually end mid-thigh- making it perfect for people who have ‘endless’ legs! These are quite versatile as you can wear them in a casual setting, on a beach, as well as at an evening party. Pair them with gladiator heels for a fierce look.
A kaftan is a dress with a flowy fitting and flared sleeves, but it also cinches at the waist. The best part about a kaftan is that you can wear it as a dress as but also pair them with leggings.
Kaftan dresses are super comfy to wear on a casual day out.
As the name suggests, shirt dresses are dresses that have buttons along the dress that make them resemble shirts. They’re perfect for sporty girls or as office wear. Pair it with studs and sneakers to complete your look. To know more on how to style this look, read our blog: Work The Stylish Shirt Dress This Season.
T shirt dresses are the perfect solution for when the weather gets a little warm- but that doesn’t mean it’s just for the summer! If it’s getting a little chilly, all you have to do is team it up with some leggings to transition from summer to spring!
If you hate layering up with jackets and sweaters during winter, this can be a great alternative for you. A sweater dress is made of the same knit fabric as sweaters and looks super stylish on casual occasions. Choose one in a warm colour such as maroon to go with the season!
LBD (Little Black Dress)
You can never ever go wrong with a little black dress. A colour that reflects class and sophistication, it can be worn on several occasions such a formal evening party, dinner date, and even while on a shopping trip with your friends.
Wear it with high heels or wedges to complete your look.
There’s a reason off-shoulder dresses are still in vogue- it’s because they look elegant without seeming too daring. These dresses show off the decotellage and shoulder of the wearer. However, this dress is best avoided by women who have broad shoulders
As these dresses leave your collar bone and shoulders bare, wear a statement necklace to accentuate your look.
These dresses flare out from below the bust and form an A-line silhouette, thus the name. While they come in varying lengths, choose one that ends just above the knee. They can be worn on casual and formal occasions, so you can never go wrong with them. Just make sure you accessorise it right- it could be all the difference between a work and a party look.
Denim dresses are usually thick, so these are perfect for the colder winter months. Denim dresses look particularly stylish if they’re in a pinafore dress style and are layered on shirts. This means that you can create multiple looks with just one dress. When it comes to accessorizing, keep it minimal and team it up with sporty shoes.
If you’re planning to go to a cocktail party, look no further than a great slit dress to make heads turn. These dresses usually have a slit at the side or the front, so you can show off your toned legs when you walk!
Since this dress is so glamorous, don’t over-accessorise. Block-coloured pumps and statement earrings are all you need to complete this outfit!
A skater dress is undoubtedly the most comfortable piece of clothing you will ever own. Skater dresses are fitted till the waist and flare out below. This is a perfect attire for you to wear on a casual Sunday brunch.
Sneakers or ankle-length boots are perfect to go with a skater dress for a casual getaway.
With the above styles in your wardrobe, you will never have to worry about not having the right clothes to wear. Whether it is a casual brunch or a dinner date, an office party or movie night, a wedding or a shopping trip, you will have a unique one to flaunt on each occasion.
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