Dresses To Suit Every Age And Shape

Some women tend to shy away from this feminine piece of clothing, primarily because they are uncertain about what to look for when trying to find the right dress. When shopping for dresses, it's important to find a dress that is suitable for both your age group and your shape.

For the past few years, maxi dresses have grown and grown in popularity. They are normally bright coloured with large gypsy-style patterns and are ideal for the beach or as an evening dress on holiday. Women who are maybe that little bit shorter often tend to stay away from maxi dresses as they are full length and can often make you look even smaller. That said, many high-street names now also offer a petite range of maxi dresses. They also look great when teamed with short cardigans or shrugs with a tie at the front.

Probably the most flattering style of dress for any figure is the classic wrap-over dress. These create a slimmer, very feminine silhouette as the material is cinched in at the waist, which immediately draws the eye to this area. While these can be very feminine and sexy in brighter colours, they are also great for the office in blacks and greys. Some styles also come with long sleeves or collars and are ideal for the older woman. If you're not into prints or patterns, accessories such as long earrings or thin belts do wonders for jazzing up plain or bland colours.

The knitted jumper dress has been really popular this winter as a great stylish winter wardrobe must-have. Available with cowl necks, long sleeves and attached scarves, they are sure to keep you cosy on the cold days. While a lot of younger women and girls wear the dresses with leggings and a belt, the jumper dress can also be fashioned by the older woman. The V-neck longer style jumper dress can be worn with a short silk scarf and long necklace to achieve a more sophisticated look.

Choosing the all important little black dress for those special events like Christmas nights out or birthday celebrations often requires a great deal of thought and effort. Strapless styles always suit women who are smaller on top while V-neck or wrap over styles suit the larger bust. When it comes to the little black dress, dressing to suit your shape is essential. This season's trends for the little black dress were ruffled hems, sequin patterns and one shoulder styles.