Nothing makes me feel more feminine and flirty than a perfectly fitting dress. However, nothing makes me more stressed than having to find a dress for an event in a small amount of time. Here are 10 dresses you should always keep on hand in your closet, always.
1. Little black dress
I know you’ve heard this one time and time again, but having a little black dress is crucial to any woman’s wardrobe. It can be worn to a wide variety of events and black is universally flattering.
2. Little white dress
Like the LBD, the little white dress can be dressed up or down. Pair it with a denim jacket and sandals for a summer goddess vibe, or ankle-strap heels and a clutch for an evening out. The LWD is a perfect match for your summer glow.
3. Party dress
Since you’re such a social butterfly, you should always have a party dress handy. Feel free to choose an embellished sheath with tons of personality (and plenty of coverage to avoid wardrobe malfunctions).
4. Fit-and-flare dress
The “It Dress” of this year, fit and flare dresses are similar to a-line dresses in that they look good on everyone. Choose one with sleeves if you’re feeling self-conscious about your arms or go with a strapless number for a little more sex appeal.
5. Maxi dress
This comfy number is the perfect transition piece. By throwing on a jacket or sweater, a maxi dress has the potential to span seasons. Plus, they’re uber-fashionable and will graze over any imperfections if chosen correctly.
6. Wrap dress
We have Ms. Diane Von Furstenberg to thank for this style, which she created in 1974 and has become an icon of success and independence. It’s a perfect piece for business casual and can be worn with a statement necklace and heels at any age.
7. Shift dress
If you’re looking to feel like Jackie O in a forgiving little number, a shift dress should do the trick. Monochromatic shift dresses can be much more flattering than patterns and are as comfortable as an oversized tee.
8. Trendy dress
Every woman should own a showstopping dress in today’s latest trends. Whether you’re feeling bohemian or badass, choose a cool piece that feels like it’s one in a million.
9. Conservative dress
Whether you’re meeting your BF’s parents for the first time or heading to work, it’s always a good idea to have a less flashy dress handy. Pick a tailored knee-length style that shows off your body without being revealing or skintight.
10. Evening gown
Chances are, sometime in your life you’ll be invited to a white-tie affair. A floor-length evening gown screams sophistication and beauty. You’ll feel like a real-life Bond girl while looking like a celeb at the Oscars.