In spite of the immense evolution fashion undergoes daily, skirts and dresses have been the cornerstone of fashion for centuries. Fashion dictates that party dresses, casual maxi dresses, slip dresses, flared dresses, floral dresses, lace dresses and fabulous gowns should adorn every lady’s wardrobe.
Once found only in department and clothing stores, Party dresses from the best designers can be found online. Choosing the right party dress for an occasion, however, can be quite daunting. To make the best decision, two factors have to be taken into consideration; how formal the party is, and what fits you best. Floor-length evening gowns are for formal parties whilst knee length party dresses are best suited for casual parties. Cocktails, however, require something in-between. Dark, solid colours are the best for evening parties and print party dresses do well in casual parties. Neutral colours like brown and grey fit most occasions. Always choose colours based on your skin tone. Red, yellow and brown are impeccable choices for warm-toned complexions while cool-toned ladies will stand out with purple, green and blue.
In choosing the right maxi dress for your body, you also have to ensure that you wear the dress right. No matter how maxi dresses feel comfortable with flip-flops they didn’t win any style points last year nor have they so far this year. Maxi dresses come in nearly an infinite assortment of colours. Solid colours are fitting for all body types. They also create a perfect illusion of length. Use bold or bright prints during the summer but always pair them with sandals, platforms, boots or sneakers. Full-figured women should avoid horizontal stripes as they tend to make the body look wider.
Floral dresses have made a remarkable return to the fashion scene. Floral dresses come in different shapes, sizes colours and patterns, making them suitable for both formal and casual events. For example, a creamy, lavender floral dress, slightly below knee length would definitely be perfect for any daytime wedding ceremony. For an edgy feel, dark floral colours do exactly that. A flawless combination would involve chambray jackets, a pair of black thigh high socks and fringe boots. To create a totally girly look, floral dresses with light coloured floral patterns of flowers such as daisies, tulips, and sunflowers (on a white background) are perfect.
Yet there are instances in which a skirt would simply suffice. Out of over 30 different types of skirts, our fascination has been with the most trending skirt in 2016 – white floral dresses. What could look more appealing than a rectangular fabric wrapped around the waist? Wrap skirts made from fabrics such as silk, linen, and satin, have been marketed by top brands like Burberry, Zara, Armani, SASS Clothing, New Look and Next as the perfect fit for all body types, shapes and occasions. They do seem to be best suited as a casual wear, party outfit, and beachwear. Wrap skirts blend well with Tank Tops, Hats, Sandals, Halter Tees, and T-shirts. With that being said, a dark-colored wrap skirt combined with a white or cream-colored plain blouse should do fine in a formal environment.