Dresses Do’s And Don’ts

When in doubt, follow these simple do’s and don’ts as dresses styling tips that work all year round:


Photographer: Gareth Barclay at Hero Creative Make-up and Hair Artist: Dennie Pasion at One League

Do fix up good foundation
Your undies will be the answer to everything…slim, smooth and make sure straps aren’t on show

Do work the right hem length
If it’s looking too long lengthen your legs by slipping straight into those stilettos

Do find a flattering neckline
When in doubt, V-necks tend to flatter and elongate

Do show off the right shoes
Try new styles to give your dress a different spin every time

Do experiment with print and colour
One-piece dressing means you can carry it off with confidence

ALSO SEE: How To Get The Trousers Trend Right


Don’t rule out sleeveless styles
What’s not to love about a bit of layering? A tunic teams up nicely over a Breton stripe tee or in winter over a long-sleeve knit

Don’t be afraid to work a belted waist
It will cinch you in and create instant curves

Don highlight heavier hips
Feel-good fabrics should skim and trim

Don’t choose a cut you can’t work around the clock
Holding it all in hurts after the first hour

Don’t forget what flatters most
If you can’t take the cling, avoid bodycon cuts and a try tunic dresses instead

PLUS: Do’s And Don’ts To Remember For Skirts

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