We love getting the most out of our wardrobes here, and are all about pieces we can wear as much as possible. With the colder weather setting in, you’d think we’d have to abandon all of our summer dresses – but think again! Dresses are amazingly versatile, and we love to add layers and take them away as the seasons come and go. Here are our absolute must-have dresses to add dimension and functionality to any wardrobe!
The LVD (Little Velvet Dress)
We all know about LBD’s and even LWD’s, but what about the LVD? The Little Velvet Dress is a staple for every fashionista’s closet. A strappy number that’s a mini in the fabric is amazing with bear arms and legs for the summer months, gorgeous with a white tee underneath and boots for transitional weather and still adorable with tights and a comfy cardigan over it for those cooler days. We’ve chosen a gorgeous deep red number from Missguided and look forward to wearing it year-round.
The Sheer Delight
It’s been the year of sheer dresses. From the Kardashians to haute couture, baring it all has become perfectly acceptable. For summer months, wearing the sheer look with nothing more than tube tops and booty shorts might suffice, but just how does one take the look into other seasons? We love a sheer dress over jeans and a tee for the fall and over trousers and under a leather jacket for chillier weather. Zara does it again with their version of sheer in this prettily embroidered sleeved tulle dress. Pair with some classic shaped eyewear like Ray Ban glasses for a timeless look.
The Maxi Dress
There’s something beautifully ethereal about a flowy, patterned maxi dress – and we want to keep those heavenly vibes going year-round. An obvious choice in the summer with sandals, the maxi dress is perhaps the easiest dress to wear well into the year. Fall calls for moto boots and a light coat while winter calls for tights, heavy boots and a heavy coat. A luxurious and layered look we love to rock when the temperature dips down. Our choice? This gorgeous Free People dress with a raised hemline in the front making it perfect over jeans as well.
The Fit & Flare
The fit and flare silhouette is one of the most flattering for all body types and one of the most versatile. Whether they be strappy or long sleeved, they’re simple, pretty, and structured. We love them with bare legs and fun espadrilles in the summer and thigh high boots for a sultry look in the winter. We’ve chosen this classic long-sleeved and high collared LBD from American Apparel that’s equal parts elegant and sexy.
The Denim Dress
The more denim, the better. The 90’s are back with a vengeance and with them, all the awesome denim stylings we can get our hands on. Denim dresses are less matronly and totally chic these days…and also totally transitional! We love them with classic runners like Converse or Stan Smiths in the summer, oversized bombers in the fall and with boots, tights and sleek wool coats for the winter. Topshop has the look mastered with this simple and stylish denim dress for all seasons.