Favourite Wardrobe Essentials: Dresses

Whether you’re searching for the perfect
wedding guest attire, a new outfit for a birthday bash or a sophisticated
number for a works event, dresses are a must.

Instead of spending hours trying to find a
top to match a particular skirt or a shirt to match your favourite skinny
jeans, a dress is a much easier option.

Bright is better

Those intent on being the belle of the ball
will do well to invest in a few brighter options. However, if you prefer a more
subtle look then adding colour to an otherwise simple outfit can be easily
achieved with the addition of jewellery.

The slip dress

If you prefer a more minimalistic style then you’ll
be pleased to learn than monochrome hues are big for 2014. Both black and white
slip dresses have been seen adorning the frames of many models on his season’s
runways. However, unlike the average slip dress, these particular ensembles
boast a chic edge in the shape of metallic accents and sheer panels.

Such elegantly effortless styles are the
perfect option for those wishing to invest in a new cocktail dress but when
teamed with flats and a jacket can also be worn throughout the day.

The peekaboo dress

From sheer panels to modest cut-outs, the
all-new peekaboo dress comes in the form of an off-the-shoulder number – a good
option for those who wish to show a little skin in a flattering light.

A simple shiny shift

The simple shift has been revamped for 2014
and now boasts a glossy finish, fringe embellishments and metallic ruffles.
When worn with killer heels and statement jewels, this style is the perfect
option for a night on the town.

The fuss-free shirt dress

We’re all familiar with the statement white
shirt but those with serious fashion-know will also be familiar with the white
shirt dress. Instead of tucking your shirt into your jeans, invest in a longer
style and wear with a modern wide belt and angular heels. With hair slicked
back, this is an ideal option for the office and one that is versatile enough
to wear to after work drinks.

This year, designers left, right and centre
appear to be conjuring up a mass of timeless and clean-cut outfits that also
boast a series of unanticipated details. The above are just a few of our
favourites and we’re sure you’ll love them too!