We’ve all been guilty of saying the phrase “I’ve got nothing to wear!” despite having a closet full of clothes. But even if you’re an expert on mixing and matching, every on-the-go girl can attest to this: it’s much easier to put on a single dress to get out the door in a jiff–no frills, no complicated layers. That said, it’s essential to fill in your wardrobe with easy frocks that will save you on hectic days. Below, see our rundown of 5 essential dress styles you need add to your wardrobe:
1. The Shirt Dress
A polished button-down shirt dress is the perfect piece to maximize movement with comfort. The breezy fit is ideal for an effortless look, compared to a structured silhouette that immediately makes you look like you made an effort to look good (which isn’t a bad thing, by the way). Pair this minimalist piece with thigh-highs that are either slouchy or brightly-colored.
2. The LBD
The little black dress is the ultimate solution to any last-minute party or semi-formal cocktail event. You’d be surprised at how versatile this classic piece can be, as it lets you experiment with shoes, bags, or makeup looks. An LBD will undoubtedly give you more reasons to add different versions of it in your arsenal.
3. The Sheath Dress
Working girls are always on the lookout for office-appropriate dresses that don’t compromise style. Because who says work wear should be boring? A sheath dress like this rusty-hued, asymmetrical Acne Studios midi can be paired with classic pumps or strappy heels so you can stay both classy and trendy at the office.
4. The Summer Dress
Despite having work wear in mind, we absolutely can’t forget the perfect dress for a vacation too. You don’t have to pack too many pieces for your business trip as long as you have pretty sundresses in your archives. Pair this floral maxi with a pair of comfy sandals and a wide brimmed hat to make you beach ready in no time.
5. The Formal Dress
A formal dress is possibly the most important in every girl’s wardrobe. You’ll never know when you’ll need it for a big event, so it’s important to snag a timeless piece that you can style in numerous ways. It would then come easy when you match it with a variety of shoes and accessories. This rose-colored Michelle Mason silk dress focuses on texture, cut, and silhouette–hitting all the key aspects that will guarantee you to make heads turn.