Dresses are my second skin—I wear one practically every other day—yes, even while working from home (a stretchy tank dress has been my go-to). If you were to take a peek inside my closet, you’ll see it’s comprised of about 75% dresses—arranged by color and print (I’m a tad over-eager when it comes to organizing my frocks) so you can understand that it’s a topic I love to write about often and passionately.
Dresses are the one item in my wardrobe I choose to invest in, as they’re a ready-made outfit that’ll work for any occasion. So today I wanted to share 11 of the best dress styles that I believe deserve a place in everyone’s closet. From versatile black and white hues to beach-ready beauties and pretty prints, if you love dresses as much as I do and are looking to update your collection then take a peek below for the essential frocks that will never let you down.
Whether it’s an embroidered beauty or a crisp white cotton midi, a white dress is a wardrobe essential—perfect for the warmer season ahead.
A versatile black dress will serve you year-round and will get you out of any fashion dilemma. Easy to dress up or down it will take you from day to night with ease.
While there are certainly plenty of cool prints out there that can make your outfit standout, floral prints remain a perennial favorite no matter what the season. They can work for casual and formal events, with sneakers or heels, and no matter what length you get a floral print dress will truly never go out of style.
I know this is broad, but every body type suits a different length, and I’m sure there’s a length you personally tend to gravitate towards. Since all three lengths are so versatile there’s certainly no harm in having one of each on hand for every occasion.
Knit dresses have certainly been having a major moment these past few seasons—they’re the perfect option to have in your closet for tricky in-between season dressing.
With warm weather just around the corner, you’ll appreciate a few beach and vacation dresses to have on hand for a day in the sun.
Sporty, comfy, casual, and cool—tank dresses are an easy option to have at your fingertips for everything from lounging to brunching.
A slip dress is so easy to wear with flats, heels, or sneakers and can easily be layered for a dressed up or dressed down effect.
While we may not be going to many cocktail parties right now, we’re hopeful it won’t be long until we can dress up for a fancy occasion soon. And we’ll be ready with one of these dresses below.