Popularity of short dresses has not waned one bit, in fact it has grow as the use of short dresses has evolved over the years. Before, short dresses were just that—short dresses. Now, they are not just worn as a dress, but they can also be worn as a top with leggings or skinny pants. Such is the versatility of a short dress.
Short dresses come in all kinds of sizes, shapes, colors and styles. Contrary to popular belief, a short dress does not just equate to sexiness. It can also be classic, traditional and conservative. Depending on style and cut, you can wear short dresses for a high profile event without being underdressed, and you can wear them for a night out with friends without being overdressed. The versatility of short dresses makes them a popular choice for women.
Benefits of Short Dresses
If there is one thing short dresses are known for, it is their versatility. They can be worn when dressing up and they can also be worn when dressing down. When you wear a short dress with the right accessories and flattering shoes, you can be the belle of the ball. Pair the same dress with jeans, and you are ready for a fabulous night out with friends.
Another benefit of short dresses is their availability. They are so popular that there are plenty of them for you to choose from. With your choices not being limited, it should be easy for you to find the dress that will flatter you the most.
Aside from versatility and availability, short dresses also offer ease of movement. Unlike long dresses, you do not have to worry about tripping or being limited in movement.
Short dresses are also a great way to show off well-toned legs. If your legs are one of your assets, you should be filling up your closet with all kinds of short dresses.
Haltered Short Dresses
A haltered short dress is a great way to highlight many assets. It shows off the gentle slopes of your shoulders and brings focus to your face. If you have a small bust, a short, haltered dress is what you need to give your bust area the needed boost. It emphasizes your bust in a subtle and classy way. Depending on the cut, a haltered short dress can blatantly hug your curves or it can also intuitively conceal what needs concealing and highlight what needs highlighting.
Strapless Short Dresses
Strapless short dresses almost have the same effect as a halter dress, except they are bolder. They expose more skin and give the expression of a fuller and curvier bust line. Exposed chest and back area are sexy and alluring without being blatant in sensuality. Strapless short dresses as best paired with catchy necklaces to further draw attention to the exposed skin.
A variation of strapless short dress is a tube dress. Tube dress also does not have a strap, and the only thing holding it is the fitted way it hugs your body. Tube dresses often have straight or slightly curved necklines. Strapless or tube short dresses are usually worn for clubbing or non-formal events.
Short Dresses with Sleeves
There are several variations of short dresses with straps. If for some reason you are uncomfortable wearing strapless short dresses, there are short dresses with straps, which you can opt for. You do not have to worry about always readjusting your dress or worrying about the dress falling off. The straps will hold the dress in place. Straps can range from thin to thick, off shoulder to on shoulder.
Sometimes the straps themselves are the focal point of the dress. This holds particularly true on short dresses with straps or strap with intricate details. Whatever kind of strapless short dress you chose, the perfect one for you should be the one you will be most comfortable of wearing.
Short Dresses with Sleeves
A short dress can also come with sleeves. You can have a choice between long-sleeved and short-sleeved ones. One style of short dress with sleeves worth mentioning is that with an exposed back. This style gives the impression of being conservative when viewed from the front (with the sleeves and all) but gives a nice touch of sexiness when viewed from the back.
Short Dresses for Clubbing
A short dress is a must-have clubbing attire. If your nightlife involves nightclub hopping, you probably have a collection of short dresses hanging in your closet. A short dress is perfect for clubbing due to many reasons. It is sexy and attention grabbing. Aside from that, it also facilitates ease of movement, especially when dancing and socializing.
Short Dress for Formal Events
Unless specified that the event is a strictly long dress event, you can wear a short dress for a formal affair. It is advisable though, not to wear a super short dress on a formal event. That can be easily classified as “pushing your luck”. A short dress can come in various respectable lengths. For a formal event, it is best to stick with a knee-length short dress or a short dress with a hemline slightly below the knee.
Short Dress for Daytime Wear
Part of the versatility of the short dress is that it can be worn in daytime. This statement is not just applicable in a short summer dress, but also on a short dress for clubbing. You can easily transform a short club wear dress into something appropriate for daytime, by pairing it with leggings or jeans.
Accessories for Short Dress
The type of accessories you choose will depend on the style of your short dress. If you are already wearing a sparkly short dress, go easy on jewelries. If you are wearing a simple short dress, you can lavishly adorn yourself with sparkles.
As for shoes, flats or high-heeled shoes can both go well with a short dress. Your choice depends on which one will be more comfortable for you.
Regardless of the occasion, you can rely on your short dress to do wonders for you. Wear yours with confidence, and you are sure to get all the attention you deserve.