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Designer dresses for women are some of the most luxurious examples of why dresses will always reign supreme with women.
When you choose the perfect dress, it should be sleek and slinky. It should fit like a leather glove. This is exactly what designer dresses do. Designers such as Diane von Furstenberg and Stella McCartney triumph in giving women designer dresses that highlight the strengths of their femininity. Marc Jacobs famously said that if a woman wants to feel dressed, she should wear a dress. These garments can be ideal for casual outings, workwear and evening attire.
Casual: Picking a casual designer dress takes a trained eye. Luckily for you, you are reading the guide that is going to help you becoming a sharper casual dresser. Diane von Furstenberg is a top pick for casual dresses. This is because she pioneered the concept of a wrap dress. A wrap dress is an all in one dress that wraps around a woman's body like the softest piece of fabric. With a highlighted V neckline and a built in belt in the form of the strings of the dress, wrap dresses are popular as casual dresses. The trick to choosing a wrap dress is to embrace colour. This is what separates the housekeeper look to the sexy housewife look.
Casual dresses, whether they come in wrap dresses, should always look colourful yet muted. Diane von Furstenberg's wrap dresses come in bright prints: one dress looks inspired by the Serengeti with bright clashing prints, while others take muted tones of slate grey and pale blue to look classy and sophisticated.
Wrap dresses work at their best when they come in cotton and jersey. Cotton is a breathable fabric, as is Jersey, which naturally comes from the island of Jersey off the coast of the UK. Both of these fabrics make wrap dresses popular as casual outfits because they allow a woman's skin to breathe softly, in turn cutting down on how a woman sweats. This is brilliant if you are going on a summer holiday with your mates to hot destinations such as Spain.
Work: Choosing dresses for work is an art form. You have to approach these choices with the same amount of focus as iconic painters such as Caravaggio and Vermeer. This is because work dresses are your canvas for success. Without structured work dresses, how will clients or your manager know that you are serious about succeeding in your career? Whether you have your eye on that promotion everyone is whispering about or whether you are choosing your first work dress to wear on your first day at work, you have to think carefully about what kind of dress will look good for your workwear.
The types of dresses that leave a good impression on your colleagues and most importantly your boss are subtle dresses. This is especially true if you work in financial services.
Women who are in finance and business should opt for colours such as grey, black, brown and forest green. The perfect brand for women in business and finance for workwear dresses is Roland Mouret. The French designer is famous for his iconic Galaxy dress, a gorgeous work wear dress that celebrities such as Victoria Beckham wore.
Roland Mouret makes work dresses in cool tones of grey from dark grey to moonlight grey. If you want a splash of colour, Mouret's structured dresses also come in green and blue. Women who work in creative industries such as advertising and marketing can have a little bit more fun with dresses for work. If you are a designer at an advertising agency or a graphic design agency, think bright colours that encourage you and your colleagues to work well under pressure.
Colours such as pink, orange and royal blue look fantastic in creative industries such as advertising. Contrary to popular belief, if you want to work in fashion, choose classic workwear dresses instead of trendy dresses. Many people who work in fashion tend to wear smart black dresses because they do not want to distract attention away from their brand. With these tips, you will be turning heads in a good way when you go to work.
Evening: The fantastic thing about evening wear is that you do not have to necessarily wear long over the knee dresses. You are not at work, so let the hemlines rise as quickly as the bubbles in your pink champagne! Evening dresses is where everyone has plenty of fun. Affordable designers for evening dresses include Tibi, a cool label that features funky dresses that women can wear when they are at a bar with their friends. If you prefer something graphic and retro, pick dresses between Missoni and Etro.
These labels are from Italy which can only mean one thing: eye-popping colour and fashion. Missoni is a knitwear brand known for thigh-skimming dresses that women love to wear when they are going for cocktails. If you are hitting the top nightclubs of London, Manchester and Edinburgh, wear a sexy mini-dress from Etro, the Italian label that knows how to mix quirky prints together.
Other options for eveningwear include Emilio Pucci. The late Italian designer's label is absolutely smouldering with evening looks that women can wear on a night out. You feel like you are on top of the world when you wear one of Pucci's mini-dresses which look positively psychedelic in their execution. It is important to remember what type of evening occasion you are going to before you purchase a dress for the evening. If you are going to meet the parents, go for colours such as bright blue and green, these are neutral colours which look fantastic on bias-cut dresses for dinner with the in laws. If you are raving with your mates, bright colours such as red and hot pink are ideal because they sum up how daring you can be on a night out.
Top tip: Choose designer dresses when you want to flaunt all aspects of your femininity especially when you are going on a date.