Women love to wear dresses – fact. The great thing about a dress is that it has the instant ability to make you look and feel great, with minimal effort on the rest of your appearance. It doesn’t matter if you’re planning to go to a formal evening event, or you simply want to wear a cool summer dress to the park at the weekend – the chances are, you’ll still want to make sure you look good. So here are five dress styles to make heads turn and leave you looking and feeling like the belle of the ball.
- Maxi dress
What girl doesn’t feel like a million dollars in a floor length gown? Maxi dresses are ideal for wearing as a casual daytime outfit, or for a bohemian evening style. Because they skin your body, they’re great for hiding problem tummy and thigh areas, and when worn with a wedge heel, have the ability to elongate your legs, making you look both taller and slimmer. Add to that the fact that many maxi dresses come in a ditsy floral print and you have a dress that ticks all of the boxes in terms of look, workability and style.
- Waterfall dress
This style of dress is better suited to an evening event, as it is short and sweet at the front, but long and more serious at the back. For the lust-have season look, make sure your waterfall dress is in an eye-popping bright color that clashes with your shoes. Speaking of which, team your dress with a pair of super high skyscraper heels and add a string of pearls around your wrist to accessorize. Finish the look off with a sparkly clutch bag and you’re ready for a sophisticated night out on the town.
- Peplum dress
The most versatile of dress shapes, the peplum is the perfect dress for any woman. As it is nipped in at the waist, it emphasizes curves, adding them in if you’re slim. The flared out panel works by hiding problem tummy areas and leaves you looking sophisticated and feminine. What’s more, as the peplum dress is so structured, it can even be worn as a work outfit to the office. Who said that office wear couldn’t be stylish?
- Bodycon dress
Form fitting and curve enhancing, this is the perfect dress for those with hourglass figures. The stretchy material helps to show off your lovely feminine curves while also sucks in problem areas. If you’re looking for a dress to wear to your Saturday night party, choose a black bodycon dress and team it with a pair of colored high heels for maximum impact. Finish the look off with a sultry smoky eye and lashings of mascara.
- Prom dress
You can really be the belle of the ball in a prom dress – styled to make you look and feel like royalty, this is a great look for anyone attending a formal dance or wanting to dress up for a special occasion. It’s super feminine and clings to your body in all the right places. The fitted bodice emphasizes your tiny waist while the full skirt will look fantastic when you’re dancing the night away with your prince charming. Opt for a nude colored prom dress to stay on trend this season.
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Guest post contributed by Lauren Belfield. A fashion blogger & lover of summer fashion trends, particularly dress & skirt styles. Is currently obsessed with Missoni and hopes to get the latest Missoni dress soon!
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