I recently ran into a friend at a party who said she had given up on wearing dresses. “I have no waist,” she moaned. “I look like a cardboard box with legs.”
Looking at my gorgeous friend, who is in her late 60s, I knew that this was untrue, but I didn’t have time at that moment to get into it. The thing is, every single woman on the planet can wear a dress if she wants to. There is absolutely and most definitely a dress out there for you even if:
- You hate your legs
- You’re really short, or tall
- You have no waist
- You have big hips
- You have a short or long torso
And so on.
IF a dress is something that you’d like to try, and you haven’t worn one for a while, I’d encourage you to revisit them and try a bunch of different styles to find one that you love. For every style you try on, take a picture for later reference.
A dress is a stylish, comfortable, and feminine one-and-done option that can be the basis of so many stylish looks. Here, I styled 4 dresses for spring from Shop C.O.Z.Y. that are easy and affordable and also make me feel beautiful. Try these outfit formulas with your favorite dresses, or find a new favorite on Shop C.O.Z.Y. using my discount code “NADA20”. You can find the dresses I’m wearing in this video in this catalog.
Dress Outfit Formula 1: Short Printed Dress + Flat Espadrilles + Straw Bag + Neutral Statement Earrings
A short dress in a bold print calls for fun but neutral accessories. I consider a straw bag a summertime essential, but any neutral bag would do, and crochet would look especially trendy this season. If you don’t want to do espadrilles, try a flat sandal or neutral slide instead. You can find this dress right here.
Dress Outfit Formula 2: Printed Maxi Dress + Flatform Sandals + Straw Bag + Neutral Statement Earrings
A long printed dress calls for a neutral shoe that’s substantial enough to hold up to the flowy hem. I kept the rest of the accessories neutral because the belt already gave the dress that pop of color. You can find this dress right here.
Dress Outfit Formula 3: Short Printed Dress + Colorful Shoes + Straw Bag + Neutral Statement Earrings
This dress is similar to the one in outfit 1, but it’s neutral, and a neutral print always makes me want to add color. I did that with these flat espadrilles, and then kept the rest of the accessories simple and neutral. You can find this dress right here.
Dress Outfit Formula 4: Simple Neutral Dress + Colorful Statement Bag + Statement Earrings + Contrasting Espadrilles
This gauzy white dress is grounded by these black espadrilles (the tie up the leg adds some interest to the outfit). I added a fun statement bag and earrings to complete the look. (Hint: They do NOT have to match!). You can find this dress right here.
Which of these dress outfit formulas is your favorite? And how do you style dresses for warm weather? Let me know in the comments!