August 25, 2012

Wardrobe Must-Haves: 10 Dresses You Have To Have In Your Closet

Each season, designers surprise us with a myriad fashion creations, each more extravagant and breathtaking than the other. There are however ten types of dresses that a woman simply MUST have in her wardrobe. Consider them a wise investment, as they’ll never go out of style, no matter the season and no matter the trends.

The A-Line Dress

Very popular in the 50s, dresses with A-line skirts is flattering for every silhouette out there. Accentuate your hourglass shape by donning an A-line dress and you’ll feel super-feminine.

Dolce Gabbana dress


The Sexy Party Dress

Whether you’re going to a cool party or on a hot date with your lover, the super-sexy, bombshell dress which ensures that all eyes are on you, is a must-have in your closet. Choose a style that complements your figure: a super-short dress will highlight your toned legs, a plunging neckline will draw attention to your fabulous bust, while a bandage style dress, like this Hervé Léger piece, will highlight your perfect abs and curvy derrière.

Hervé Léger dress


Hervé Léger dress – €1,637

The Tailored Dress

Perfect for the office or for an interview, the tailored dress – which must go at least an inch below your knees, will assure that you look and feel professional, but also stylish. Pair it with a chic blazer and a smart bag and if you want to go from day to night, just add a couple of statement jewelry pieces and you’re done.

 

Armani Collezioni dress


The Statement Print Dress

You don’t have to be Lady Gaga and wear a meat dress to ensure that all eyes are on you. Simply try a dress with a surprisingly bold print and you’re guaranteed to make a statement.

Alexander McQueen dress


Alexander McQueen dress – price upon demand

The Floral Print Dress

For a walk in the park, a dinner with your significant other or even for a more elegant evening event, choose a romantic floral print dress. If you’ve got the courage, try a maxi print, which will give you an even greater dose of femininity.

River Island dress


The Red Dress

Nothing screams “femme fatale” quite like a fiery red dress, which will automatically turn you into the sexiest woman in the room. Make sure your attitude matches your bold dress!

Michael Kors dress


Michael Kors dress – €5,610

The Little Black Dress

“One is never overdressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress”, according to Karl Lagerfeld. Wear your LBD with a smart blazer for an office-appropriate look, pair it with flats and a daytime clutch for a casual, yet stylish look, or add stilettos and statement jewelry to turn it into a glam outfit for a night out.

Armani Collezioni dress


The Flirty Summer Dress

Even when the temperature outside threatens to melt down every form of life on Earth, there’s no reason for you not to look stylish – and what better way to achieve perfect style in the smouldering heat than by wearing a sensual summer dress that makes you feel feminine and flirty? You can even wear it during the cold season, by pairing it with a chic cardigan and a pair of cute booties.

Mango dress


Mango dress – €57

The Red-Carpet-Worthy Gown

Hollywood stars aren’t the only ones who are allowed to wear floor-length gowns. Choose a slip style with a provocative slit if you’re skinny, an empire waist or a halter style if you want to enhance your natural curves, or a monochrome dress if you’re petite., to give the illusion of extra height, and feel free to feel like a movie star for a night. A guaranteed self-confidence boost.

Giorgio Armani gown


Armani Prive gown – price upon demand

The Maxi Dress

Very en vogue this summer, the maxi dress will remain in style for seasons to come, thanks to the fact that it simply flatters any kind of silhouette. You can hide those few extra pounds caused by excessive ice cream eating during the summer, just as easily as you can create the illusion of curves if you choose the right cut for your maxi dress. Also, it is and incredibly versatile piece of clothing: you can easily go from casual to super-glam just by adding a few interesting accessories, such as a pair of statement earrings or an oversize necklace.

Mango dress


Mango dress – €104