I love dresses. Dresses are pretty much my favorite thing to wear. And it makes me sad when people think dresses are only for Sunday or “dressing up.” NAY! NAY to that I say! I say dresses are for everyday. A huge portion of my closet is now reserved for dresses, cocktail dresses, maxi dresses, wrap dresses — you name it. But why not? No, don’t go to Wal-Mart in full cocktail garb, but a cute summer or maxi dress? Yes. DOoooo it.
If you need more convincing, here’s five reasons that dresses should not only make an appearance in your closet, but dominate it.
I hate when I’m wearing like, a maxi dress, which is pretty much like pajamas, and someone is like “Wow, you’re all dressed up.” Are you kidding me? Between struggling into a pair of jeans and finding a matching shirt and belt or just pulling on a dress, the dress wins every time. It’s one piece, no layering unless you want and you don’t have to worry about lubing yourself up just to put it on.
Every girl likse to be pretty. And dresses make me feel pretty. Especially wrap dresses. Like, there’s just something pretty and dramatic about not doing the pants thing.
I have this uber-cute striped wrap dress. It’s not even that special. It’s just a plain old dress. But it’s SO versatile that I keep it around. I wear it with flats and a cardi in the summer, with tights and a leather jacket in the winter and it always looks perfect. There are so many pieces that you can only wear one way, but dresses can go up or down in the formality department and always look awesome.
You Can Eat More
You know when you’re wearing a tight shirt or that pencil skirt that you love, but when you eat, you can practically see the outline of your taco in your belly after? I am no stranger to food babies, which is why I love me a dress. Tight pants and shirts make me look , well fat, after eating a burrito, but dresses never do me like that. They stay looking awesome and I can eat to my heart’s content TAKE THAT PANTS.
They’re Always Appropriate
Wedding? Wear a dress. Office job? Wear a dress. Lunch with the girls? Dress me, baby. Shopping? Dress. Date night? Dreeeeeesssss. Are you getting my drift here? Other than the gym or doing cartwheels on your lawn, there’s literally no event where a dress isn’t totally appropriate. Just make sure the type of dress matches up with the event ie: casual dresses for casual events, people. And if anyone says anything about your dress-ness, the correct answer is “Jealous?”
PS: that’s the correct answer for any negative comment. Forever.
So if you are a “dress gal” like me, well then, here are the dresses every women should own.
The Shirt Dress
The shirt dress can go from casual with flats to dressed up with a blazer and heels. Its versatility is nearly endless.
The Wrap Dress
This dress style was invented in the 1930s andmade famous by Diane von Fürstenberg. The design has been credited with becoming a symbol of women’s liberation in the 1970s. It, like the shirt dress above, is extremely versatile and can be dressed up or down for day or evening wear. It’s particularly great for plus-size women as it naturally fits a women’s curves
The Breezy Beach Dress
This piece should go from the beach to brunch and any airy occasion in between.
The Day To Night Dress
This dress should be purchased in a neutral hue, should have a sleeve and come in a length that’s not too sexy for the office and not too boring for after-work drinks.
The Feminine Spring Dress
Just as the weather is starting to warm up, you’ll want to show your girly side in florals or a light lace.
The Sultry Going-Out Dress
When it’s time to hit the town, have something on hand that shows one of your best assets—whether it be a little leg or a hint of decolletage.
The Luxe Fall Dress
Fall calls for a dress in a rich fabrication and hue—whether it be leather, velvet or cashmere—it should feel of the season.
The Work Dress
A good structured dress in black or navy will take you many work miles.
The Ladylike Nighttime Dress
For those occasions when a cocktail dress or black tie gown won’t due, a ladylike evening dress is just the thing you’ll be searching for.
The Special Occasion Drtess
When it comes to that dress for date night or evening affairs opt for something special, but not too memorable (so you can wear it again and again).
Dresses and Your Activities
While we can embrace femininity in our wardrobes, if not always appropriate in our activities: If you have unusual, and physically demanding hobbies—quail hunting, motorcycle riding, competitive archery, or such—which might not seem ladylike, then you may question your desire to wear a dress. But of course, that’s not always true for a diehard girlie-girl.