Fashion combines the prevalent trends in alignment with your style, an extension of your personality and mood, keeping in mind your comfort. Yes! Contrary to popular belief, most women dress up simply to complement and enhance their natural beauty, to suit their mood, or to compete with other women.
Fashion savvy means knowing and understanding your style and sensibility. The best way to find your unique style is by experimenting with various looks, colours, and attire and taking it from there until you zero in on what reflects the person you are without discomfort.
Post-pandemic, online shopping for women has become more popular, with more and more brands shifting their retail stores to online portals. Ordering clothes online is an art, and it is important to know what suits you to make the experience breezy, pleasant, and rewarding.
Consider long-sleeve dresses, which are essential in your wardrobe for the autumn and winter seasons, and formal or evening wear. Given the weather in a tropical country like India, purchasing more than a few long-sleeved dresses may be a waste of money. As a result, it’s a good idea to have a few dresses in basic colours and cuts and to use accessories and mix-and-match styling to create a different look each time you step out in a long-sleeved dress.
Here are a few popular and chic styling tips to make your long-sleeve dress look different every time you wear it.
- Simply elegant
One of the best fashion icons advises you to take off one thing before you leave the house and take a last look in the mirror. Put another way, don’t over-accessorize or use clashing colours or patterns. On a pleasantly sunny autumn day, team a solid-coloured dress with a patterned or printed scarf, a smart bag, and closed or casual sports shoes for office wear. Do not forget to carry a light jacket or stole for the chill in the evenings, and if you have evening plans, carry a pair of chunky earrings and a simple neckpiece for your evening out.
- Fit and flow
Dresses are the most feminine-looking western attire, whose look is dependent on their fit and flow as per your body shape. You can choose a cut that loosely hugs your figure at all the right places or a stylishly cut, loose-fitting dress. Make sure to get it fitted to your size in case the fit does not sit right on you. You do not want to dress in an ill-fitting dress with a crooked hemline or puckered zip line. Try these permutations with the basic colours, like black, white, blue, or brown:
- A short, sleeveless vest in checks or stripes for a formal look for your office, teamed with black or tan-coloured pumps and a shoulder bag.
- A lightweight sweater in a cable pattern or with striped cuffs and placket, with a scarf matching the colour of the stripes or pattern.
- A stole that can protect you from the evening chill and enhance your elegance with a single thick bangle that is not too shiny or garish for the office. You can add earrings and a couple of necklaces to the ensemble for a fun party look.
- Break the uniformity
A solid-coloured dress can sometimes seem like a uniform if worn without accessories. Own a couple of belts: broad belts in black and tan, belts with wide decorative buckles and chunky metallic belts. Add a broad belt clinched tight at the waist to break the uniformity for official meetings, which you can quickly exchange with a chunky metallic belt for a night out with friends. In winter, you can add a trench coat and boots to the look, along with a stylish striped long muffler and a cap for the cold evenings.
- Casual look
Wear a button-down shirt with undone buttons and knotted at the waist over your dress with casual canvas shoes and ankle socks for a casual look on a day out with friends. Carry a pullover or cardigan for the evening in case it gets chilly. Do not add loud or heavy accessories to the casual look; a dainty pair of dangling earrings with a bracelet on your wrist is a chic and trendy look that is easily manageable throughout the day.
- Classy prints
Prints can be bold, busy, or widely spaced. Choose the prints or weaved designs that compliment your body shape; for example, vertical stripes make you look taller and thinner, while busy prints have the ability to make you look voluptuous. Make sure to add only a solid-coloured stole, scarf, or sweater to the dress. A printed accessory with a printed dress has the risk of looking tacky and tasteless.
Shop for dresses and accessories on the sites dedicated to online shopping for women; remember to measure yourself and order as per the size charts available with every style.