It’s no coincidence that National Dress Day and International Women’s Day fall right next to each other, on March 6th and March 8th respectively. Not to limit your fashion choices — obviously, women can wear whatever they damn well please — but there’s nothing quite like slipping on a dress to make you feel into your feminine power.
In 2019, there’s no wrong time, place, or occasion to wear a dress; and there are silhouettes, fabrics, and prints to speak to pretty much everyone’s personal style. Ahead, discover the six key dress categories that Veronica M is loving right now, in honor of National Dress Day.
There’s nothing — nothing! — more flattering than a wrap dress. This iconic silhouette was created by Diane von Furstenberg in the 1970s as a way to offer women a sense of freedom while wearing a dress. In a wrap, there’s no need for Spanx or shapewear; the garment simply hugs the curves you want to hug (and drapes over the curves you don’t).
Best of all, this style works for any vibe. If you’re more into a bohemian-inspired look, try our Shakira Wrap Dress with Bell Sleeves. For a cocktail party or date night, the leopard print Leo Wrap Dress is the way to go; and the Daniela Paisley Wrap Dress works for work or the weekend.
Boho fashion is all about looking and feeling effortless — and what’s more effortless than a dress? It’s a one-piece outfit that requires no planning, mixing, or matching… you just throw one on and go! At Veronica M, we love to elevate the gypset-chic vibe of maxi and mini dresses with batik-inspired prints. To get in on the look, try our Paulina Smocked Drop Waist Dress (featuring a navy and orange paisley print) or the sleeveless Daniela Smocked Dress.
The Work Dress
There’s no reason to fall into the trap of wearing a suit to work (if you don’t want to, that is). The Kerry Shift Dress is equal parts feminine, fashion-forward, and professional; proving that dresses can be just as powerful as a “power suit.”
The Basic Dress
Every woman needs an LBD — but LBD doesn’t always have to stand for Little Black Dress. We like to think of it as th Little Basic Dress: Something that goes with anything and everything and can work for all occasions, depending on how you accessorize. For example, you could wear our Classic Black Off The Shoulder Maxi Dress to the beach (over a bikini with flip flops) or to an evening gala (with heels). The Classic Black Tie Dress has similar versatility; dress it up with a statement necklace or dress it down with a floppy hat.
The Evening Dress
It’s a good idea to always have at least one dressier piece in your closet, just in case a last-minute evening event pops up. The Veronica M Ariella Deep V Maxi Dress is the one to have. Its maxi length and bold floral print make it perfect for a wedding, a cocktail party, or a charity function.
Which dress will you be rocking for National Dress Day? Tell us in the comments!