Dresses

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Over the past few years, I have really grown to love dresses. During the early 2000's, when I was in high school and junior high, I don't think that dresses were really popular. I remember wearing lots of solid and print skirts, but almost never wearing dresses. I can't even remember owning more than one or two. But in the last 5 years or so, dresses have become a normal mode of dress. I love them. They are easy to wear, comfortable, cute and can be dressy or casual. Here are a few different styles to consider (please note that this list is just a basic break down and not an exhaustive list of dress styles):

The Shirt Dress: This is a lovely style on most women. It is a less feminine style, but still promotes an hourglass silhouette. This style looks particularly good when belted.

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The Wrap Dress: First designed by Diane von Furstenburg, this style looks good on most women. It is attractive for slender females, but can look great on voluptuous women as well. It is good at hiding flaws and emphasizing good points. Do not wear on windy days.


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The Maxi Dress: A recently revived style, and now a fashion statement often comes in knits and cottons. Depending on the type of dress it can look superb belted or with a scarf. A light knit jersey is great in the summer and a heavy knit sweater dress is a cozy addition to the wardrobe in winter.

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The Sun Dress: Perfect for a springtime picnic with a little cardigan or cropped blazer. Fun with sandals, strappy heels or espadrilles.


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The Shift Dress: A classic look that always makes me think of the 1960's, Jackie Kennedy and Christmas parties. I love this look. The best length on this dress hits a little above the knee.

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