Slipping into a gorgeous, form-fitting dress is the easiest and fastest way to immediately feel amazing. Dresses come far and wide, and with literally hundreds of thousands of pieces available at our fingertips at every second of the day, the sheer volume of options out there can make the process of adding a few dresses to your wardrobe nearly impossible. These are the six that you need in your wardrobe!
Little Black Dress
The little black dress, or LBD for short, has been an absolute essential in every stylish woman’s wardrobe for the best part of one hundred years, so it’s safe to say it’s not exactly a fleeting trend! You’ll come to know this piece as the most versatile and useful dress in your wardrobe. With infinite styling possibilities, you’ll be able to flaunt your LBD to meetings, parties, lunches and date nights. Just be sure to take your hunt for the perfect LBD seriously, you want to find a silhouette that fits you like a glove and that you feel incredible in. By taking your time with the fit, you’re going to get as much wear out of your investment as possible. A black dress is totally timeless, so if you don’t have one of these in your closets already, it’s high time you got looking!
Boho Maxi Dress
A flowing bohemian maxi dress is such a great piece to have in your clothing collection. It’s an awesome dress for just throwing on with a pair of your favourite sandals and a basket bag for the perfect summer outfit. That’s not to say that the maxi dress needs to be saved for the warmer months! Layer a pair of woolly tights, knee-high boots and a cashmere turtleneck under a colourful printed loose dress for a chic winter get up that won’t leave you shivering. Look for something that’s bold and colourful to freshen up your wardrobe rotation.
A great sundress will be your lifesaver in those insufferable summer months when the idea of wearing anything at all seems crazy. You’ll need to be mindful about materials with this one, you’re shopping for warmer weather so it’s essential to find a fabric that’s breathable. Look for linen, cotton and silk and avoid the likes of Polyester, rayon and viscose for a breezy and comfortable sundress. Summer dressing usually favours lights and brights, so search for a bold colour or stick to a fresh white for ultimate wearability.
A shirt dress is a lovely style to chuck on and go on a busy work morning or over the weekend. A classic men’s style white shirt dress will look incredibly chic with chunky brogues, a leather backpack and an oversized blazer style leather jacket all in a deep navy or black. If you want something a little more refined, look for champagne or neutral-toned silk shirt dress and pair with your favourite strappy stilettos, leather clutch and finally add a matching silky headband.
The A-Line cut is every woman’s dream! This silhouette carves out the perfect figure for every body shape out there. A-line dresses flatter your neckline, nip in your waist and effeminately fall outwards towards the floor. Look for your a-line dress in a midi length for the ideal office-appropriate piece.
Whose wardrobe is complete without an elegant silk slip dress? This is a total must-have for everyday dressing and for some stunning evening looks. Layer on leather jackets, blazers, denim jackets, jumpers, tee shirts – literally, anything you like! Select a neutral tone to get maximum styling potential out of your silk slip.
These six pieces are all staples, so you should feel confident in exploring women’s designer dresses here to find the perfect fits that will last you for so many years to come.