There’s no better feeling than stepping out in a new dress that you feel 100% confident in and know is guaranteed to turn heads. But with so much choice out there, the process of finding that perfect dress can be a complicated one. To make a start on the quest for the dress, first deciding the look you want to achieve and the type of occasion is a must.
Three different and distinct types of dresses dominate the party dress genre, which are: the body-con, the LBD and the cocktail dress. Body-con dresses are a bold choice and wearing one eliminates the option of shying away. Just ask Kristen Stewart, a lady who at one time was criticised for her tomboy-style fashion choices, but now graces several ‘best dressed’ lists. Her secret? The body-con. By wowing in a strapless blue and black Monique Lhuillier body-con dress, Kristen re-invented herself as a sultry style goddess. That’s the power of the body-con: it’s perfect for nights out on the town, glamorous parties or when you just want to make an impression.
For a look that is as timeless as it is chic, the LBD (little black dress) is your go-to dress. An old favourite of the red carpet, Angelina Jolie is known for rocking the black dress. From stunning floor length gowns to tight fitting and classically simple, the lady knows an LBD is always a winner in the style stakes. You can work an LBD for anything from a hot dinner date to casual drinks with friends.
Cocktail dresses are perhaps the most occasion-specific type of dress and should be reserved for special occasions such as parties and big nights out. Think bright colours, embellishments, eye-catching designs and under-skirt layers – these are the essence of the cocktail dress. Blake Lively loves a cocktail dress for red carpet events and knows that the secret to wearing one is having the confidence to show off your greatest assets! You decide what you want to highlight and choose the dress accordingly. For a wide range of dresses in different brands and styles, check out the range of going out dresses at very.co.uk.