Dress them up, keep them casual, the possibilities are endless – and if we’re being honest, the right dress has the potential to make you feel like the fierce, astounding beauty that you are as your confidence sky-rockets.
Finding the right dress may be a challenge, but we’re here to help! Once you’ve discovered the trendy dress crazes that are sweeping the season, you’ll want to ditch your pants for the rest of the season.
Enter the maxi dress. You can never go wrong with a good maxi- ever. Maxis flatter just about every figure, they’re super comfortable, and you have the option of accessorizing them to achieve a sleek, sophisticated look for a semi-formal night out, or pairing them with a cute pair of neutral flip-flops for a more casual, understated look. Anyone can rock a good maxi dress, or skirt – the long, flowy floor-length hem is key here. The blouson grey maxi dress is a fantastic example of how the maxi can be both dressy and casual, practically at the same time.
For those of you who are thinking, “I’m too vertically challenged to be able to successfully wear a maxi,” think again! Yes, the maxi is a floor-length dress or skirt, but there are some really creative ways (without hemming), to get a too-long maxi to sit comfortably at your ankle as opposed to dusting the floor or tripping you with every step. Knotting. It’s a trend in and of itself, adding a creative twist, a little depth, and an exciting solution for those of you who were dealt the short end of the stick (pun intended) for matters of height.
On the opposite end of the spectrum is the flirty short Summer dress – it’s a classic and it’s here to stay! Where the maxi is all about length, the classic short summer dress embraces your sun-tanned legs that you’ve worked so hard on poolside, and puts them on display.
Often sitting around mid-thigh, these little numbers are sassy enough to turn heads, yet tasteful enough to wear to a wedding or out to dinner to meet your significant other’s parents. Unlike the luxuriously long maxi, the short Summer dress requires no knotting or modifications according to height – short girls rejoice! Throw it on for a trip to the beach, or Sunday brunch – this dress makes getting dressed and out the door a breeze and you’re guaranteed to turn heads.
Try on this tie dye wrap jersey dress for size.
The Side Knot – Learn it, know it, wear it
Knotting is everything. We’ve seen it used on shirts, but the famous knot technique is now trending on, you guessed it, dresses! Check out this beautiful ombre tie waist dress with a perfectly placed knot. A knot at the hemline of a maxi can create a reduction in length for the not so vertically inclined, while a knot placed just above the hip, at the natural waist, can create a ruching effect to give the illusion of a slimmer waistline while adding an extra element of depth to your entire outfit.
With a technique so versatile that has so much functionality, it’s no wonder this trend took hold and made such a huge impression on ladies everywhere. With dress season upon us, mark our words, you’ll be seeing these beautifully tied knots everywhere! Go on, you know you want to try it!