Right now with all the bad news around us I am taking a minute to focus on something that makes me Happy and thinking about fabulous dresses make me very happy.I always remember growing up that I would say that I wanted to be a “Dress Designer” like designing any other category of clothing did not matter.When it comes to this Spring this is so true.
So even if you have no place to go the simple action of putting on a dress can make you feel divine. One piece,sweet,romantic and yes powerful a great dress is your universal answer to all questions “what do I wear when I want to feel good“.
When you find the right dress or it finds you it is a match made in heaven. I believe whatever your body type,age or style you can find the right dress for you by following these simple guidelines.The right dress first of all flatters your body type.
The key points are the details,the shape and the neckline.If you follow these simple rules it will help you find the right dress for you.
This season is all about Color and Print. To find out what colors you should be wearing for Spring 2020 check out my previous post http://sunilr.com/blog/must-have-colors-for-spring-2020/ Not a fan of color and print the good news is that the LBD that Audrey Hepburn made iconic is one of the strongest trends this Spring.One retailer I looked at had 965 options on their website when I typed in Little Black Dress.What is new this season Sleeves are the big trend so if you are not a fan of showing your arms this is the season for you.
I love a LBD so much that I had to design one for my collaboration with Storyline.I was inspired by the concept of a tee shirt dress that can work as a tunic.My version has pockets and looks amazing belted as well.Check it out at https://storylinecollection.com/products/tunic-dress
This dress looks fantastic on an hourglass shape when it is belted and really flatters both a pear and pencil shape.
Age,remember it is just a number so go with a trend from this season that you relate to and showcase!
The good news is there are so many trends this season that there is a trend for every age group to rock.
20’s and 30’s-Ruffles are the best trend to rock this season.Go with bold Ruffles for both day and night.Do try a floral printed ruffle dress for maximum drama.Want something more sleek and minimal,go for the structured little dress option.
Here are some Little Red Dress options that will flatter your body type.
40’s and 50’s-Floral dresses with a little structure are your thing,Plenty of dresses with sleeves and collars out there if sleeveless is not your thing.Every store window in NYC right now features some version of a floral print dress.What is new is that they are being shown with booties and sneakers for a touch of edge.
I was so inspired by the beautiful tropical flowers that I grew up with that I worked with my friend Dusty Hope to create a fabulous limited edition Floral Print Dress for Storyline Collection.Do grab one while they last at https://storylinecollection.com/products/tunic-dress
50’s and 60’s Volume is the trend for you to rock this season.Look for a sophisticated version with great drama.
60’s and 70’s,Go classic this season with a statement LBD accessorize it with bright colors.Red, White, and Pink Bags and Shoes are the way to go this season.You can also pop it with a great print jacket.
So go out there and grab hold of a trend you love and “Rock it”
Style-Find the dress that reflects your personality!
The good news is even if you are not a dress person there are styles out there this spring that will reflect your personality.The way you accessorize a dress can also make it your style.
Classic-Shirt dresses and Sheath dresses in crisp cottons or linens.Gingham and seersucker are great options as well.Accessorize with a simple flat shoe,a leather belt and a classic cardigan.
Sporty-Polo Dresses and Tee Shirt dresses in soft cotton jersey.Look for active dresses as well both Lululemon and Athleta have some great options.Pair with a great sneaker and a visor or a striped backpack.
Bohemian- Floral dresses in cotton gauze or voile.Look for this season amazing pieced print dresses.Mix with an embroidered shoe and a straw bag.
Fashionista-Ruffles in sheer chiffon is your go to option this season.Match it with a feather shoe and an art inspired clutch.Set it off with an over the top statement earring.
Avante-Garde-All about zany mixed dots or florals in innovative fabrics.Contrast it with a bold shoe in yellow or bright blue and pair it with an oversized bag.Feel free to mix prints for the season’s edgiest look.
Dresses do not Fit You
I am often told that people find it hard to find a dress that fits because they are not the same size on the top and bottom.40% of American Women fall into this category.Also if you are a person that just does not wear dresses that often you may not want to invest in one.Do look at the option of buying a top and a skirt that when worn together look like a dress.This way you can get a different size top and bottom and also wear them separately.
I am always a fan of this and have created 4 dress looks for Storyline that come from separates so click on this link if this is for you. http://storylinecollection.com/collections/all
This is also a great option when you travel if you have an occasion that needs a dress wear it together and then mix it up for the rest of your trip.
“Now you have no reason not to try a dress or a dress look this season.”