On those days when you have no energy and desire to put effort into what you wear, grabbing a dress from your closet can solve all of your problems. You won’t have to rummage through your closet in the hopes of finding something that will go with your favorite pair of go-to jeans and you’ll still appear effortlessly stylish. So even if you prefer pants to skirts and dresses, you should still have a few pieces stashed in the back of your closet for the days you absolutely need them.
1. TEE SHIRT DRESS
Recently, tee shirt dresses have been making a comeback and we couldn’t be happier! They are extremely comfortable, easy to style and, most of all, versatile. You can literally pair them with sneakers, flats, sandals or even heels along with other accessories and every look will be completely different from the other. It’s definitely a piece worth having!
2. MAXI DRESS
The idea that only tall women can pull off maxi dresses is definitely a misconception. Maxi dresses work on an individual level, so definitely don’t count yourself out if you lean toward the shorter side. I say give it a try and find something that flatters your figure. I think womens maxi dresses work especially great for people who tend to be heavier on the bottom half of the body!
3. CASUAL FLORAL DRESS
I’d be surprised if you didn’t already have a floral dress in your wardrobe but if you don’t, go out and get one! You’ll regret not having one once a hot summer day or date night rolls around, and you are stressing out about what to wear. Plus I have yet to meet someone who looks bad in floral. Seriously, it’s flattering on everyone!
4. BLACK PARTY/CASUAL DRESS
And of course, what’s a closet without a little black dress, right? I recommend getting something simple and elegant that can transition from day to night, from casual event to something a little fancier. You need something you can work with when you are in a time crunch!
5. LONG SLEEVED DRESS
A lot of formal and semi-formal events happen to take place during the winter season or just on super chilly days, so in those cases you need something with a little more material and length. And most of the time, wearing cardigans or throw-overs just kills the whole look, which is why long sleeved dresses come in handy!
6. WORK APPROPRIATE DRESS
If you work in an office that requires business or business casual attire, you need to stock up on several work appropriate dresses, especially for the summer when it gets too hot to wear pants. Pick out pieces that reach below your fingertips and don’t reveal too much.
7. NIGHTGOWN DRESS
Although this dress is not for going out, I think every woman should own one nonetheless. Personally, I really dislike sleeping in pants and shorts; they rise up in the wrong areas throughout the night and sometimes lead to a little too much insulation. Nightgowns, on the other hand, are very freeing!
I think this pretty much sums up all of the dress essentials for every lady, but if I am missing something don’t hesitate to add on in the comments!