Tips for Buying Dresses
Nothing can make a woman look more delicate and feminine than an accurately-chosen dress. There are many styles to choose from depending on the occasion, your body type or your own personal preference. Even though it is definitely a good idea to keep up with the latest trends, it should not be the only criteria on which you base the purchase. The right style of dress can make you look great, hide any flaws you might have and therefore boost your confidence. Here are some popular categories to choose from:
Shirt dresses are usually characterized by sleeves (short or long), a shirt collar and front buttons. The top is usually attached to the skirt by a belt or some other feature. The length of the dress varies from mini to maxi though usually it is knee-length. Shirt dresses are usually worn to work or for formal occasions. It’s a good idea to accompany this style with a silk scarf or another subtle accessory to emphasize its elegant appeal. Shirt dresses are recommended to everyone since their shape and belted waist can make any woman look slim and slender.
Sheath dresses are usually sleeveless or strapless. Similarly to shirt dresses, their most popular length is just above the knee. This style comes in a variety of materials, making it appropriate to be worn as both day and evening dress. Sheath dresses that are made from cotton or polyester are perfect for informal occasions and give you a relaxed and casual look. They can be accompanied by either heels or flat shoes and they are absolutely great for warm weather. Evening dresses are usually silk or polyester and are preferably worn with stiletto heels or boots. Traditionally this style is form fitting and is known for giving an impression of added curves, and is therefore recommended to slimmer women.
The most popular type of dress for warm weather is definitely the sundress. Young women love this style due to its comfort and light, carefree look. Sundresses come in a great variety: halter, spaghetti straps or strapless. This dress is perfect to go to the beach, park, café or movies on a hot summer day. They usually come in bright colors or floral prints. Dues to their great diversity, any woman can find the right sundress for her that would accentuate her best features and hide any possible flaws. This style can be worn with any type of sandal but it is recommended to avoid large accessories since they contradict the simple nature of the dress.
Wrap dresses have a wrap-styled top that is crossed over in front and connected to the skirt at the waist. The length of the dress is usually mini or up to the knee. This style has a very classy and elegant look which is why is it often worn to work or formal events. High heels are highly recommended to go with a wrap dress in order to elongate the legs and complete the look. It’s a good idea to combine this style with accessories, such as a long necklace and earrings. Wrap dresses are known for enhancing the top, complimenting the waist and reducing the hips. Find the perfect wrap dress from top brands Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY, Ralph Lauren, BCBGMAXAZRIA and more!
Maxi dresses are longer than any other type of dresses and go all the way to the ankles. The top of the dress however can come in many forms giving it completely different looks. Long sleeved maxi dresses look formal and proper and are great for cold weather. Those dresses that come with spaghetti straps or are strapless are perfect for the summer. It’s a good idea to combine them with wedge sandals to give you a carefree, flowing look. For slimmer women it is recommended to wear maxi dresses that are tight at the waist and a looser towards the bottom. For curvy women it’s a good idea wear maxi dresses with an empire waist since it accentuates the top and makes the body look slimmer and flattering. Shop for maxi dresses from top designers Lilly Pulitzer, Rachel Pally, Juicy Couture, Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent and more!