It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that anyone can wear a dress. No matter what your body type, a dress can be as feminine or as grungy as you want it to be. Dresses today come in all sorts of fabric choices, colors, cuts and designs. So you’re bound to find one that works great for you. Here are a few simple things to keep in mind to rock the dress that you wear:
- Go with the occasion
A neat, somber color is perfect for daywear and for work. If you’re heading out for a night on the town, go with something more cheerful and bold. You could team up your dress with a jacket and a nice pair of heels to round off the look.
- Make it do more
A lot of women are pairing their dress with pants, trousers and jeans to create a new look. Tie a funky scarf around the neck, pair it up with some boots and your dress is all set to take you places.
- Think about the sleeves
If you love dresses but don’t want to show your arms off, go for the cold shoulder look which leaves only your shoulders exposed. Boat sleeves, bell sleeves, sleeveless- dresses can be anything that works for you. A sleeveless dress can transform from informal to formal with a jacket.
Nothing elevates an outfit quite like the right accessory. If you have a plain dress, think of some long earrings or even a brooch. A nice patterned scarf or boat shoes with design can also work. If it’s a strappy dress, then a nice long chain or a chunky set could work too. Chockers are back in vogue and that’s something else to try as well. Pair it up with a neat little bag for all your stuff. A great stole, good shoes, a sensible bag and a few pieces of jewelry is all you need to make the dress work.
- Proper innerwear
Dresses do fly about so think about the right innerwear to prevent embarrassment. No matter what you choose to wear, make sure it’s clean and has no tears. Unless it’s your intention, a peekaboo undergarment can ruin a look, especially in a professional set up. To dress right, start from the inside.
- Work with the weather
In the winter, pair your dress with tights and jeans, tall boots, a sweater and a scarf. In the summer, leave your legs bare and your accessories small and simple. Make sure you choose materials appropriately as well. Cotton works great in summers and if you’re trying to save space in your luggage think rayon and silk. Do remember, silk might work better at night.
Dresses come with dropped waists and tie waists, with collars and without, sweeping the floor or super short. The key idea is that the outfit needs to work for you and you alone. Today, women are combining their dresses with sneakers and combat boots for an even edgier look. Given how versatile the dress is, anything is possible. Wear the outfit with confidence and you’ll feel great.