Last week we talked about being more daring in fashion as one of our many new year’s resolutions (as well as the usual lose weight and wear more makeup). If silver shoes are not your thing, we have compiled a list of dress styles that we dimmed risky for everyday wear. So here is our list (and best fit strategies) for the most daring looks in dresses this year.
This trend has finally resurfaced! Most of us were too young to try this look so I am excited on its return. Here are some cardinal rules to make this trend work!
If you are busty, stay away from pic 1, v neck plus empire waist is a no-no. Instead go for scoop or square neck looks like pic 5 or 3.
If you have a belly or wide hips, pick a flow from the waist look like pic 4.
Length should be coordinated with height i.e. petites should go knee length and not longer. It will make you look shorter.
Finally, pay attention to your personal style. Stay neutral for classic (creams work as well), lace trims for romance, bright colors with corset features for punk or without the color for rockers, and for vintage stick to decoutage details.
Cold shoulder ruffles
This style is also back from the 90’s. We love the tie neck that thins the neck, the ruffles that hid flaws and the cold shoulder that broadens shoulders.
Of course if you are busty, pic 4 works because the ruffles conceals some and the elastic accents your waist.
Pic 5 is great for wide hips and thighs while giving the illusion of a larger bust.
Finally, try the pant suit variety if you have thin extremities like legs or arms.
Pay attention to the ruffles which increase and decrease in size when shopping this look. Accessories to make it your own but avoid necklaces because of the tie around neck feature.
Suede in the summer
This last one is a little out there if you live in a tropical environment. However, you can just pick separates if the dress is not feasible.
Length again depends on height except taller girls should go shorter and shorter girls should go longer.
For body flaws, try separates if you have wide hips or a belly because suede is so unforgiving. I suggest trying a suede skirt instead. (All pics courtesy of Elle).
As always if you try any of these looks #ddtfgb so we can see all your fab outfits and you could get on our instagram page!