Sparkle season is here and, chances are, your calendar is already stacked with occasions that require dressing up. Don’t get overwhelmed by the vast options of silhouettes and lengths. Rule of thumb is to always choose dresses that flatter your height and accent your shape.
We’ve rounded up seven timeless essential dresses you must have in your closet so you can be all set for any occasion that may arise. We’ll also show you how to style them for the soirées to come.
1) The LBD
There is no dress quite as powerful as the fashion classic and mighty little black dress. This piece is your go-to item when you’re in doubt of the dress code. It is also especially helpful during times of fashion block or fashion panic attack. The LBD should be one of your investments since it is always en vogue.
2) Shift Dress
A shift dress is a timeless classic with a universally flattering fit. It skims the curves rather than clinging to them. Many women consider it a god-send. It is great for weekend (when you want to put your jeans to rest), work (when you get tired of the suit and trouser combo), or cocktail wear.
Go for a glam look this holiday season by selecting a semi-fitted shift dress with layers upon layers of fringes.
3) Statement Dress
Every woman needs a statement dress in her closet that she can slip into for a date night or a last minute formal event. Don’t know how to classify one? It leaves a lasting impression and is the bold focal point for your outfit.
Stand out from the party crowd by ditching the sequins and opting for a statement dress in a unique hue and cut instead.
4) Floral Dress
Floral dresses are easy to style and come in either soft watercolor or bold pops of bouquet colors. This charming and very lady like piece is a favorite when it comes to garden weddings and family gatherings.
Just because it’s the holiday season doesn’t mean you can’t wear florals. Add sparkles and gold toned accessories to elevate your look.
5) Workwear Dress
Your office outfits don’t have to be menswear inspired. It’s more fun and empowering to channel your inner lady boss with polished workwear dresses.
Make it a winner for parties by throwing on bold accessories and metallic heels. Complete the party look with a swipe of red lipstick.
6) Maxi Dress
Low-maintenance, comfy, versatile, flattering. These are just some of the reasons why a maxi dress should be your wardrobe staple. This dress is also perfect for days when you’re in a rush or evenings when you want a hassle-free outfit.
Look more graceful in your next soirée by donning a delicate and figure hugging maxi dress. Pairing it with chic pair of heels makes the look party-approved.
7) Floor Length Dress
Black tie functions such as galas and weddings almost always call for floor length dresses. They make you exude elegance, femininity, and grace. Put a spin on your outfit by picking a design that accentuates your body shape and complement your skin tone.