When to Wear Dresses
Wearing a dress is a wonderful way to look effortlessly put-together any day of the week. Incredibly easy to dress up or down, the perfect dress can transition easily from day to night, and from work to play. Available in a variety of fabrics from cotton to wool, if you're totally dress-obsessed, you'll have something cute and fashionable to wear all year round.
A casual dress is great for a multitude of everyday occasions, from a relaxed workplace environment to shopping with friends or brunch with the family. If you’re looking for a change from the classic “jeans and a t-shirt” getup, casual dresses and day dresses are the perfect substitute! If you’re a laid-back lounger or a cozy fashionista, then the ultra-comfortable hooded dress is for you.
Office dresses are primarily meant to be worn at work, of course, but can often do double duty if you have a corporate event or similar function that's not overly formal. And of course, there is really no limit to what you can do with a little black dress, so feel free to get creative with it!
Summer dresses and spring dresses are light and airy enough to keep you cool in warmer weather. Tip: try out a floral sun dress on a summer day for a super-chic and stylish look that truly shines! During the winter months, switch your wardrobe over to cozy sweater dresses and structured shift dresses in thicker, warmer materials. That way, you can beat the cold and feel nice and comfy while still looking like a savvy fashionista.
How to Style a Dress
The best thing about wearing a dress is that you have an entire outfit rolled into one piece of clothing! That leaves you lots of space to get creative with accessories, shoes, bags, coats, and more.
One of our favorite looks is the dress and jean jacket combo. Throwing on a denim jacket is the perfect way to dress down a slightly fancier garment, and paired with a casual dress, the two are such a natural match. If it’s too warm for a jacket, reach for a pair of statement earrings to brighten up your look, or a platform wedge if you’re heading to a nice restaurant. Business casual and after-work styles may call for a blazer to turn a sophisticated dress into a serious power outfit.
If you’re into a more minimal look, let your dress speak for itself, and choose an interesting fit or cut. Empire waist, A-line, shift, fit-and-flare, halter, long-sleeve, cap-sleeve, flair sleeve, mock neck, v-neck, boat neck… there's a dress out there for everyone. When it comes to dresses, it's never been easier to let your sense of style shine through.