The Ultimate Guide To Style Any Dress

Today is International Dress Day and in order to commemorate it properly we made this guy to simplify everything for you. From dress styles, where and what occasions to wear them on to how to style them; this guy will be your new best friend when it comes to wearing a dress.

Maxi Dress
Maxi dresses are simply effortless, but they give out the complete opposite vibe. Since the fabric hits the floor (or at least your ankles) it creates the impression that you’re dressed up. This dress is perfect for the days when you need to look put together but want to put the minimum energy into it. There are obviously different designs within this type of dress that allow you to wear them to different occasions. During the day you can style your maxi with sandals or sneakers and switch into sling-backs or high heels if you want a more put together look for the evening. 

Midi Dress
Sitting between a maxi and a mini dress, the midi dress is what everyone needs in their closet. This type of dress can have any neckline or sleeve length which is why they are so great for any body shape. The midi is great for any time when you’re unsure of the formality of an event. You can wear it casually with sneakers, build up the outfit with knee high boots or add some stilettos to wear at a formal event.

Mini Dress
Mini dresses are a great way to capture attention. If you want to make emphasis on your legs this is the dress for you. Depending on the length and composition you can even wear the more elegant type mini dresses to daytime events; however they are mostly reserved for more casual situations or party wear. Pair them with anything from sneakers, boots and high heels.

Wrap Dress
The wrap dress has a front closure and it wraps one side across the body making it close on the waist or at the back. This style was made famous by DVF herself and is often spotted on the likes of Kate Middleton. This dress is simple yet classic. It’s perfect if you want to create the illusion of an hourglass figure, even if you don’t have one naturally. There are several ways to style it depending on the occasion, but since this is such a feminine style of dress it always looks its best when paired with some heels (no matter the height).

Sweater Dress
This dress is perfect for all body types because it comes in so many different silhouettes. It can be form‑fitting or loose or straight, but this dress is always knitted. It’s a very casual type of dress so it’s perfect for sneakers and ankle boots but if you’re looking to elevate the look you can style it with knee high or thigh high boots.

Smock Dress
Smock dresses make you feel like you’re in a 21st century adaptation of Bridgerton. They are usually loose fitting and have square cut necklines. These dresses also usually come hand in hand with voluminous sleeves, although you can find strapless versions out there. If you’re in a rush this is a gorgeous go‑to. It’s super versatile and can be considered a transitional piece. Dress it up with some cute heels or down with boots.

Halter Dress
The halter dress is the ultimate summer dress. It’s also a designer favorite when it comes to elegant gowns. This dress features a sleeveless upper half and ties around the neck. This dress can be worn by anyone, but if you have ample shoulders this is the best type of dress for you. Halter dresses can be mini, midi or maxi and you will find various versions to suit any of your needs. If you’re wearing it during the summer wear sandals during the day and then switch out to heeled sling-backs for the night. The versatility of this dress allows it to be the perfect day to night transitional dress.

Slip Dress
Slip dresses were actually invented as an undergarment but in the 90’s the grunge trend converted them into something completely different. They’re usually satin, with v‑neck lines, with spaghetti straps and lace trims and details. It’s a versatile piece that can be easily dressed up or down with chunky boots or barely‑there heels. If you’re looking to give it a very casual feeling you can pair it with a white t‑shirt or a leather jacket.