By Marissa Laliberte, Reader’s Digest
Build up your wardrobe with these timeless shapes that you’ll keep in your closet for years.
There’s a reason black is the classic color for a night out: it’s slimming, hard to stain, and easy to accessorize. Add a pop of color to your little black dress with accessories and bold lipstick, or keep it simple with black flats. Here are more slimming outfit tricks.
The beauty of a sheath dress is that it’s polished yet sexy, meaning it can make a smooth transition straight from work to a night out. Go for basic black, or pick a bold color and print that stands out.
The classic A-line dress has stood the test of time. It flatters nearly every body type, and it works on women of any age. These styling tricks will help you revamp the clothes you already own.
Nothing says summer like a cute frock. It can transition straight from the beach to a fancy dinner by swapping out flip-flops for heels and adding some sparkly accessories. When fall’s cool temperatures roll around, throw on a cardigan and tights to keep it appropriate through the seasons. Here are more ways to transition summer clothes to fall.
You might rarely pull this one out, but you’ll want one on hand for any galas or black-tie weddings. Look for one with a classic cut that’s not too memorable so you can repeat it at different events, and just change up the accessories.
For those evenings when you want something a step above your usual look, you’ll want to pull on a cocktail dress that makes you feel sultry and confident. Like your go-to gown, let the accessories do the talking with a dress that blends in so you can wear it over and over.
Wear one with sandals for a casual weekend warrior look, or throw on a blazer and polished heels to dress it up for the office. It’s a timeless look that you’ll never want to get rid of.
For a laidback look, slip on a breezy T-shirt dress. It’s as comfy as sweatpants, but you’ll look put-together when you run to the grocery store.
Go-to party dress
For a night out, you’ll want a never-fail dress that you feel confident in. Find one with a classic silhouette that can look either casual or dressy so you never have to worry about feeling under- or overdressed. Don’t miss these fashion upgrades that make you look expensive.
A floor-length ensemble is classy and fresh. A sleeveless option is cool and breezy in the summer, but adding a jacket or sweater makes it a comfy option all year long.