All the shapes! All the sizes! All the colors! Plus they pair perfectly with a few of my absolute favorite closet staples like blazers, jean jackets, bold necklaces and sandals. So at this point my closet is in a "just add a dress" phase... so add a dress (or two!) I certainly will.
Here I laid out the various cuts of dresses of the season and did some research to define exactly what makes these dresses special. Turns out a dress isn't just a dress... they each have defining characterics that make them unique. (BTW, I'm thinking of making this a (maybe) new series... STYLE BASICS. Thoughts?!) Do you have a specific silhouette that you are most drawn to? I would love to hear!
name originates from trapezoid (wider at the bottom than the top)
a classic cut with a full skirt that complements pear shapes
a simple button front top extended to a dress
a barely there dress designed for optimal coolness (and sun exposure) on hot summer days
pairs well with a sunny day and sandals, minimal accessorizing is key
a light weight and loose dress with minimal tailoring for a simple look
hangs loose from the shoulders with a straight cut through the waist
a dress with a hem line that dips from high to low
the hem line of this dress nearly reaches the floor, universally flattering for all body types
(petites should wear a wedge or heel with maxi dresses)
as I've said before, it's the perfect grab-and-go dress for any summer day, dress it up or down.