You no longer have to be a girly girl to wear dresses, and with such a vast array of styles and designs available, you’re guaranteed to find a dress for every occasion and budget that suits your own unique style!
1. Work Dress
If you work in an office, in retail or somewhere you’re required to look well presented, a couple of decent work dresses are a good wardrobe staple. Go for a pencil or shift dress in a one of this season’s stylish panel designs, or opt for a neutral black or grey for a smart, professional look. You can brighten it up with a colourful cardi and accessorise with scarves and jewellery.
2. Casual / Daytime Dress
Pineapple print maxi
Many of us automatically reach for our jeans at the weekend, but now that Spring is here, mix it up with a comfortable daytime dress or two to add a feminine touch. There are so many styles at really affordable prices, from the playful fit and flare dresses to George at Asda’s cheap maxi dresses, which will take you right through into summer. If you want to be on-trend as well as comfy, icy pastels and bold primary colours will be prominent this season.
3. Evening / Formal Dress
black lace evening dress
You never know when you might land an invitation to a formal event, such as a wedding or christening – or if you’re really lucky, maybe your other half will whisk you off for a classy meal in a fancy restaurant (live in hope!) It can be stressful having to make a rushed purchase for a formal dress at the last minute, so keep an eye out for something classic that won’t date, such as an empire line or a tailored style. It’s worth spending a bit more on a formal dress in order to get one that’s well cut and in a quality fabric - and you’ll feel all the more fabulous for it. You can often get good discounts on designer dresses in the sales, so try and bag a bargain when you spot one.
4. Party Dress
We all like to party when we get the chance – maybe you have a birthday bash or hen night coming up soon? Your party dress is probably the dress which expresses you the best – whether that be glamorous and sexy, or sequins and bling – so choose something that reflects your personality. A party outfit isn’t complete without stylish shoes and accessories, so how about a pair of embellished sandals or funky court shoes, and some chunky metal jewellery to really make you stand out from the crowd!
5. Little Black Dress
Such a classic it needed to be a listing on its own! Forget diamonds, the LBD (as it’s fondly known) is a girl’s best friend – a versatile garment that you can wear in almost any setting and dress up or down, depending on the occasion. You may choose to invest in a silhouette hugging, long sleeve style, which looks great with boots, or a slinky little number, teamed with your best killer heels. Black is such an easy colour to wear as it goes with anything as well as being slimming - ideal if you’ve got bulges you’d rather hide. Pair it with some colourful, statement jewellery to add contrast and you’ll look a million dollars without having blown the budget!
Dresses really are easy to wear, so don’t be afraid to ditch the jeans! Have the right dress hanging in your wardrobe and it will quickly become your number 1 style saviour.
Do you have a favourite dress? What do you think of the dresses I have picked?
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