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8 Practical Tips for Wearing Dresses

by Shanae Kidd on January 13, 2022


Wearing a dress is no rocket science. But to style it the right way and present the best version of yourself in front of the world takes effort. We want you to look more polished and put-together, no matter where you're headed to. So without further ado, check out these 8 practical tips for wearing dresses, and redefine your style game! 

1. Know Your Measurements 

Whether you're shopping online or in person, knowing your measurements helps you pick a dress quickly. For example, if you already know the size you're looking for, or what should be the ideal length of your dream dress, finding the right one for you becomes super easy. Side note, if you EVER have any questions on if a particular style runs small or large, just ask in the chat feature on our website or email us!

2. Dress for the Occasion 

While being an iconoclast feels amazing once in a while, it's wise to dress for the occasion. For example, you may slip into a beautiful long dress for a day out or a picnic, but for a night out, a sequined dress or a lace dress would be more suitable. 

3. Invest in Staple Dresses

Staple dresses are the ones you can safely wear for any occasion and make heads turn. Our Blake Dress or Markle Belted Dress is perfect for just about any event you can imagine– be it a special date, an office party, or one of those days when you're in the mood for dressing up a little fancy. 

4. Choose the Right Lingerie 

To rock those crazy necklines, strapless outfits, and short dresses like a pro, you need to make sure you're wearing lingerie that compliments your dress. Once you get this right, you will instantly look sexier and be more comfortable in your own skin. 

5. Accessorize Smartly

Wearing a dress is not enough– you also need to accessorize it. Whether you like subtle jewelry or chunky ones depends on you, but this is a crucial step to get your look right. If you want to play it safe, go for classic hoop earrings or layered necklaces, and if you're in for some experimentation, go with a pair of bold statement earrings or a necklace. 

6. Shoes 

When you want to look your best in a dress, you can't ignore the choice of footwear while planning a look. Nude heels, block heels, boots, and basic white sneakers are the top must-haves in your closet. You can mix and match these types of shoes with different styles of dresses to find your ideal combination. 

7. Reuse

All you need is some creativity to style the same dress in multiple ways. Take the Heather Summer Dress for instance– you can style it simply as it is in summer with cute flip-flops, and pair it with a casual blazer on top or a turtleneck inside for the winter days, accompanied by boots. 

8. Be Confident

This is a no-brainer, but we ought to say this, girl-to-girl. When you wear a dress, feel like the queen that you are, and walk tall with your head high. Feel confident with who you are, and you will look your best self, always! 

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