Every woman must have a well cut dress in their wardrobe. This season there is a wonderfully wide range of great dress shapes to choose from.
Dresses with big shoulders are widely available and extremely popular, whether they are sharply pointed, gathered, or extra structured with sewn-in shaping materials. This shape suits everyone and is especially great for those who want to accentuate their waist lines. The combined effect of big shoulders, narrow waist, and curvy hips creates a look that’s sure to be stunning.
Another classic dress shape is the asymmetrical look. This shape has been around for a long time, but this year is being updated with the use of different fabrics, skirt lengths, and overall cuts. Elegant longer lengths with gathering and skirting is the look to go for. Shorter lengths offering ruffles and unique accents on single shoulders are very pleasing to the eye. Also think about choosing an asymmetrical dress in one of the huge variety of fabrics out there, including clingy knits, dashing sequins, and sparkling metallics of all different colours.
Body hugging dresses are always popular, and this year the trend is toward the very glamorous indeed. Look for strapless dresses with structured bustlines, including keyhole cutouts, deep plunges, and curvaceous gathers. To keep things interesting, many designers are using thin halter-style straps to add even more shape to the overall look.
No wardrobe is complete without the very versatile sheath style dress. While this shape is not necessarily new to the fashion world, this year it’s being shown in many new fabrics and in many new lengths. The classic just-above-the-knee length is perfect for going from the office to the nightclub, all you need is to take off your business blazer and put on a sparkling necklace or shimmering scarf.
To show off those gorgeous curves, longer length sheaths are even more popular this season. This years variety of sheaths offers you great shapes to choose from. Be it sleeveless, elbow length or full length, you cannot go wrong.
It’s sometimes a bit scary or intimidating to think about trying out a dress with a different shape or cut, but the payoffs can be huge so take a chance and be bold this season! From big shoulders to body hugging styles to the latest versions of the classic sheath dress, take advantage of the hot new dress shapes this season to liven up your wardrobe.