I’m so excited that dresses are so hot this season! I know it all started with the wrap dress, which I never really got around to, not to mention I can’t afford the DVF’s. But there is quite a plethora of dresses on the fall market.
I wore dresses as a little girl, but they were gone from fashion for years. The thing is…they’re so easy. One piece…pop it on and out the door you go! But back up one moment. You still need accessories. The great thing is, though as with the “little black dress,” or LBD, you can completely change the look of a basic dress with the accessories. I was looking through my InStyle Instant Style book this morning over breakfast.
They showed a LBD 3 ways. First, a la “so genteel” the dress was topped with a velvet cropped jacket with ruffled trim and worn with pearls, black lace over nude satin pumps and a clutch purse.
Next, a la “haute stuff” the dress was topped with a feather shrug. (Feathers are hot this season.) The model was also wearing very strappy shoes and a couple of mid-sized silver bangles.
Last was the simply sexy style. Starting with the basic dress, the model belted the waist of the dress with a metallic buckled belt, carried a sleek silver clutch and wore super sexy shoes, think Sex in the City shoes.
Those are only a few of the options for a dressy little black dress.
The sheath dress is big this fall, too. It can double as a jumper over a white blouse, be worn alone with several strands of pearls, (think Audrey Hepburn) or be topped with a basic blazer in the same color as a stand in for a suit.
Although I’ve found that dresses are super comfortable and easy, there are still tons of styles and fits, so you still have to try on a bunch to find what works. And on that note, I better go shopping!

Photo courtesy of: edressme.com

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