If you’re looking to buy one dress that is as versatile as it gets, one that you could wear for any occasion, there is plenty to think about! We’ve put together our list of 10 types and styles of party dress that you’ll look great in whatever the occasion, so here goes!
Little Black Dress
It may be a cliché, but there’s no getting away from the little black dress when it comes to being versatile! Perfect for a night out or a wedding, ideal for birthdays and thanksgiving, this is the one item in your wardrobe you will return to again and again, simply because it is easy to wear, stylish and very you, no matter where you are.
Among the most versatile of all dress designs is the wrap dress. No matter whether you’re going to a formal or informal do, a wrap in any color paired with neat sandals is a choice that suits every girl. It may not be glamorous, but glamour is not what you’re looking for with any occasion dress. Choose a wrap carefully and you’ll have a friend for life!
Another cliché, but when summer comes around, out come the floral print dresses. Perhaps a bit too ‘girly’ for some women, this is nevertheless a great choice for outdoor events such as garden parties and barbecues, or drinks in town on those warm evenings. Once again, it’s the simplicity of the design that makes floral dresses eminently wearable, and the choice is simply endless.
If floral is not for you but you want a print dress, check out the many geometric prints that are making a big comeback in women’s fashion. The ’60s and ’70s saw the heyday of splashes of color and wild designs, and this sort of graphic design-led fashion is very much back in vogue. Be aware you’ll stand out, so this isn’t a choice for the shrinking violet!
The Strapless Look
If you’re looking for a sexy, sultry, and beautiful style of dress, go strapless. There are many different takes on the strapless dress, but all lend themselves to many occasions. This is a look for the woman who wants to be seen, and who wants to project a stylish look that puts them that little bit beyond the norm. If you’ve got the body to do this, we recommend you use it!
While the backless dress is not for everyone, it is a classic way of looking at a million dollars no matter where you might be. This sort of style can be long or short, bright or pale, and you’ll find that if you have a slender figure, you will carry it off in some serious style. Perhaps more suited to up-market occasions, it’s nevertheless always a good look and one that will get you plenty of admiring glances.
Sparkling in Style
Here’s one for all you outgoing ladies, the sort who want to say, ‘I’m Here’ and make sure everyone knows! Perfect for nightclubs, great for wedding dos, excellent for a drink at the bar with friends, a sparkling dress brings a smile to everyone’s face, and says a lot about the wearer. It says you’re sassy and bright, that you’re not afraid to be who you are, and that you’re a girl with class. There’s a lot to choose from in this genre, so take your time.
The Midi Dress
You were probably wondering when we’d get to this option, as the midi dress really is one for all occasions. Perfect for any sort of party, formal or informal, it’s a dress that is supremely easy to wear, looks great with any footwear – even a pair of Dr. Martens – and is simply stylish and cute. Whatever color or pattern you choose, this one will go well wherever you are.
Not a style for everyone, the slip dress nevertheless remains a great choice of party dress for a wide variety of occasions. There is perhaps no design easier to wear, which means it can be a part of any ensemble. Choose a pale and simple color, and add your own accessories, and you have a look that fits perfectly wherever you may be.
The Ruffle Style
Finally, ruffles! Perhaps the ultimate party looks with a ruffled neck and even waist, in white especially. This is not the easiest look to carry off, but when done well, it’s a stunner! Try it if you don’t think it’s for you as you might be surprised!