The key to effortless style, no matter the season? Stocking your closet with amazing dresses. After years of trying (and often failing!) to mix and match separates every morning, I finally learned that a closet full of figure-flattering, never-go-out-of-style dresses is the key to looking good every day. And now that it’s totally cool and on-trend to wear dresses with sneakers, there’s really no reason not to wear one every single day!
Given my love of dresses, I know that shopping for them can be a little tricky. There are so many options that it’s often really easy to feel overwhelmed. That’s why I teamed up with my friends at Boston Proper® to create this cheat sheet to the essential dresses every woman should own. No matter where you live or what you do for a living, these are the dresses you need in your wardrobe. Start adding them to your closet ASAP!
Little Black Dress:
BEYOND TRAVEL™ TIE DRESS ($98.50)
How could I not start with the timeless little black dress? This version is a great option because it travels well and the belt works wonders on your waistline.
Most women mistakenly overlook maxi dresses; don’t be one of them! Not only do maxi dresses elongate your physique, but they’re also super easy to dress up or down.
EYELET SHIRTDRESS ($149.50)
Shirtdresses are the perfect combination of polished, yet playful. The buttons and collar up top are all business, while the fuller skirt is fun and whimsical.
ASYMMETRIC COLORBLOCK SHEATH DRESS ($149.50)
Whether for work, an interview or business casual function, every woman needs sensible, professional sheath dress. The colorblocking on this one makes it feel a little less serious, but still work-appropriate.
SIDE RUCHED T-SHIRT DRESS ($79.50)
The T-Shirt dress is the perfect pick for a casual weekend running errands or brunching with family and friends.
Special Occasion Dress:
EMBELLISHED COMPRESSION DRESS ($209.50)
Last but not least, you definitely need a nice dress in your closet for when fancy events come up at short notice. This one is extra special because it has shapewear built in–yes, please!
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