--Guest Post By Susanna Cha
As a woman, you will have heard that a little black dress goes a long way. While it is true that black dresses are versatile and a must-have in any wardrobe, there are other dress styles that never go out of fashion and can always make you look good. Read on to find out which are the five dresses that you need in your wardrobe.
Little black dress
There are literally thousands of variations and styles when it comes to black dresses. Depending on their cut, they can be elegant, sophisticated, sexy, understated, casual...and the list could go on. The key is to accessorise your little black dress according to the occasion.
You can add some fine jewellery and towering heels if you are attending a cocktail party or an evening event. A black dress teamed with stockings, an elegant blazer, and a pair of stylish shoes could be the perfect outfit for a job interview. And of course, you can always don a black dress with a pair of wedges and a cardigan to meet friends for lunch or during a shopping session.
→ Buy the Pied a Terre Slinky Cowl Neck Dress, £92.50 (was £185.00), at houseoffraser.com; U.S. delivery £6.00.
This is another staple of any wardrobe. You can combine a knitted dress with opaque tights, a pretty scarf, and ankle boots for a casual look that would work very well at concerts, cinema dates, or a relaxed evening at a pub.
→ Buy the Ted Baker Meda Knitted Dress, £99.00 (was £129.00), at houseoffraser.com; U.S. delivery £6.00.
Biker - dress
For occasions like weddings or special ceremonies, nothing works best than a formal dress with a matching jacket or coat (ideally with 3/4-length sleeves). You should go for pastel or neutral tones like mauve, baby blue, pale pink or ivory. Choosing a dress and a jacket with embroidered details will add a classy touch to your outfit.
→ Buy the Shubette Shantung Satin Bodice Dress With Bead Trim, £180.00, at houseoffraser.com; U.S. delivery £6.00.
You might be thinking that not everyone can get away with wearing a mini-dress, but the truth is that there is a mini-dress for every woman. You do not necessarily need to wear a micro-mini-body-con dress. Mini-dresses can be teamed with jeans, leggings, winter stockings, and boots if you want to tone them down. The hemline can go from just above the knee to daring thigh-grazing lengths, so in reality, a mini-dress can be as versatile as any other type of dress.
→ Buy the JS Collections Printed Short Stretch Dress, £76.00 (was £190.00), at houseoffraser.com; U.S. delivery £6.00.
A maxi dress is synonymous with comfort and romanticism. Team it with a pair of pumps or sandals for a picnic or a stroll through the park. Maxi dresses can also be worn in the winter, with thick stockings, boots, and a wrap-around cardigan.
→ Buy the Uttam Boutique Barcie Embellished Maxi Dress, £55.00, at houseoffraser.com; U.S. delivery £6.00.
This guest post was brought to you by Susanna Cha, who enjoys blogging about fashion.