Basic Dress Styles
If there is one piece of clothing every lady needs, it’s the dress. From the off shoulder, midi to maxi dress, there are a whole lot of styles to choose from for every occasion. You can have all the different styles of dresses in your wardrobe, truth is, it is never too much.
Here is a selection of six basic dresses that you need in your closet.
The sheath is the dress you could wear to work. It exudes power and sophistication in one fell swoop. Invest in richer, thicker fabrics, and make sure it is properly tailored to hug your body in all the right ways.
We love our shirt-dresses crafted from crisp cotton poplin, but no two styles are alike. Look for details, like high-low hemlines and flouncy skirts.
Hitting at about the mid calf, the midi is the dress version of culottes. You show a hint of skin, but not an excessive amount. It is also perfect for the workplace.
FIT AND FLARE
Perhaps the most feminine style, the fit-and-flare dress highlights your torso, while grazing over your bottom half. It’s super easy to wear, but looks totally put together.
Whether it is a mini, a midi, or a maxi, this is the dress of the season. It allows you to subtly show skin without exposing too much.
This style is perfect for long destinations and the beach but still has city appeal when worn with a killer pair of heels.
By Yemisi Suleiman