There are so many reasons that a dress is the ultimate go-to item. For a start, it’s one-piece, so you don’t have to worry about matching a shirt with pants or a skirt. It’s also super versatile – an item you can dress up or down and style differently with various accessories. Of course, there are so many different types and styles of dresses, so here are the ones that every girl should have in her closet.
The little black dress
We all know that the LBD is the ultimate classic dress and something that is a closet essential. Whether you go for a spaghetti strap short number or an A-line fit with capped sleeves depends on your style, but this is a dress that can be a go-to for a variety of events and mixed up with different jewelry, handbags, and shoes. Go for a classic style rather than a current trend to get the most from this dress every season.
A shirt dress
A shirt dress takes a typically masculine item and gives it a feminine twist, and as such is a fantastic piece to wear to work, or on the weekend. Pair it with sandals for an every-day look, or sneakers for a super casual, yet chic vibe.
A jumper dress
Dresses aren’t just a summer item. A jumper dress is the perfect transition piece and can look both stylish and cozy with a pair of chunky boots in fall. A polo neck and long sleeves will keep you feeling warm but looking cool, and can even be layered with a pinafore dress for extra style.
The office dress
Although a lot of these dresses can be worn to work, every woman needs a power dress for those big meetings, presentations, and interviews. The dress that makes you feel like a total girl boss and fills you with the confidence of Michelle Obama. It’s okay to spend a little more on this dress than you would on the rest of your work wardrobe as you will be saving it for special occasions and hopefully it will pay for itself.
The summer dress
A good summer dress should make you feel like sunshine itself. Something light and cool that can be worn to a picnic and looks great with a strappy pair of sandals. Florals and bright colors are always a good summer pallet, and pairing these with a big summer hat and oversized sunglasses will instantly transport you to a beach in LA.
The date-night dress
Whether you’ve been married ten years, or are looking for your Tinder Prince Charming, an excellent date-night dress is vital. You want a dress that makes you feel like a million dollars, but that is comfortable (because no one wants to be worrying about a wedgie in a nice restaurant with a potential beau!) The style of this one is totally on you – you might be the flirty, floral, vintage dress kind of girl, or more about that tight, bodycon look. Go with what is the most ‘you’.
Don’t feel as though you can only wear dresses once – unless you are being papped on the regular, there is no harm in bringing these dresses out more than once. You can totally change the look of a dress with the right accessories, and it means you can afford to splash out a little on key pieces that will last.