Buying a dress might seem like a simple task, until you see exactly how many dresses are out there. At that point, you have a few options. One is to take a blind guess and hope the dress you choose works. Another is to buy a bunch of dresses assuming at least one will be what you need. A third is to visit local shops and try one many dresses until you hopefully stumble on one that works.
What if you could make the dress selection process easier? You can by isolating the factors that go into selecting the right dress. Knowing what those factors are can allow you to immediately include or exclude a dress from your selection process. Here are some popular dress types and the factors they bring to the table during the dress selection process.
Get the Flirtatious and Leggy Factors With a Micro (Mini Dress)
A micro dress is also known as a mini dress. It is a dress with a short mini skirt. The two biggest factors that might influence you to buy a mini dress are wanting to flirt and wanting to show off your legs. A mini dress really has no other purposes. For example, it is not appropriate work attire. It is also not the type of dress you would wear for a mundane trip to the grocery store. When selecting a mini dress, you do not need to have a particular occasion in mind, but you should envision how it will look when you are out at a club or on a date. Those are, after all, the most likely scenarios that will cause you to wear it.
Get the Elegance Factor with a Cocktail Dress
A cocktail dress brings the elegance factor to the table. It is a dress that reaches to a length somewhere between a mini skirt length and your knee. As the name suggests, it is very popular for wearing to semi-formal cocktail parties. You can also wear a cocktail dress to a formal restaurant for drinks with friends or colleagues. A cocktail dress can be sexy and flirtatious, but it is also designed to be tasteful and elegant.
When choosing a cocktail dress, remember that shape matters. For instance, a cocktail dress with an A-line skirt generally will work best for you if your figure is pear-shaped. If you have an hourglass figure, you may prefer a more shape-hugging cocktail dress.
Get the Staying Power Factor with a Midi Dress
A midi dress has a middle-of-the-road length. It can hang almost to your ankles. It can also end just below your knees or anywhere between the two. Most midi dresses are multi-use dresses that can be made casual or more formal by accessorizing them appropriately. Therefore, they have a staying power that can be difficult to find in the fashion world. One dress can be worn all year and on many occasions, which makes a midi-dress a great investment. Just make each time you wear it unique by changing up your footwear and jewelry. For added height, wear some heels and select a short midi dress. To make yourself look shorter, go for flats and a midi-dress with a longer skirt.
Get the Maximum Use Factor with a Maxi Dress
The term “maxi” refers to the length of a maxi dress. It is a dress that is approximately floor-length. However, “maxi” can also refer to the maximum use you can get from such a dress. Like a midi dress, a maxi-dress can often be worn at several different types of locations and events. A solid colored maxi dress is particularly versatile. All it takes is a different purse and some jewelry or shoes to dress it up or down for the occasion at hand.