Once you reach a certain age of womanhood, it is much more difficult to take the time to figure out the most fashionable everyday attire that also look terrific on you. Party dresses for women are not something fashion professionals normally talk about because they have the idea that busy, working women do not have the time or need for a party dress. Between raising children, going to school plus having hours of homework, having a full-time career either at an office or as a stay at home mom, and still trying to have some sort of social life, as well, thinking of what to wear is never really at the top of the to-do list. So whenever you get an invitation to a friend’s dinner party, you get super excited, but then the anxiety kicks in because you have no idea what type of dress to wear. Luckily, there are many different types of party dresses for women, and this list will provide you with the best ones out there so you can choose the style that is best for you.
The Unusual Look
This type of party dress is “avant garde,” or something you would possibly see on the runway during fashion week. If you are a shy, reserved woman you probably do not want to wear an above the knee style dress with puffy sleeves bigger than your head. If you are one of those awesome “do-it-all” women who may be very busy with her children, but still knows how to have fun, this style party dress is for you.
Go Bold or Go Home:
Bold party dress are not typically chosen, so if you picked this style you need to be prepared to stand out. The bold party dress is not just covered in a crazy pattern, but it has another “wow” element to it making it different than any other style. A really cool one would be black with thick red horizontal stripes with sleeves that stop at the elbow and a turtleneck. Party dresses have many different necklines, but very rarely do you see one with a turtleneck and longer sleeves, even in the winter.
Geek chic is a style of party dress perfect for the stay at home mom who enjoys reading, crocheting, and baking cookies for her new neighbors. The style is very simple with a quirky pattern in cutesy types of colors. It wouldn’t show very much skin up top and the skirt would twirl when you spin around in a circle, which of course you would show your friends. An example would be a red and white gingham print; all you would need to do is thrown on some black framed glasses.
Shapes and Cutouts
A trend that has been popular for all types of dresses the past couple of years is one that has the sides cut out. Of course it is a complete dress, but instead of showing cleavage you are covered up on top and showing off your curves. It is nice for when you want to feel sexy while looking classy. Pairing the cutout style with some geometric shapes placed on the front of your dress, like squares and circles linking together, makes for a really unique look.
This dress is for the mellow woman who just lives carefree and shows it through her fashion. This type of party dress would be a high-low style made of cotton with sleeves down to the elbow. Wear it in a nice teal or sunflower yellow color, hair down, and loose-fitting.
Pattern Your Heart Out
Why wear one pattern when you can wear two? This is a spunky style of party dress for a fun-loving gal who likes to make an appearance. The most common and pretty of all of the mixed print is a smaller cluttered floral print, and some black and white vertical stripes on bottom. With a crewneck and short sleeves, this is the type of party dress to wear minimal jewelry.
Form Fitting Fabulous
A woman who has curves and is not afraid to show them off would look divine in this party dress, Made to be fitted, this dress will show the curves you worked hard for and also push the bosom up and show just enough of it that it looks classy sexy, not trashy. If you are going to wear the bondage style of dress, make sure you do not feel even the least bit uncomfortable. That lack of confidence will ruin the entire look, and possibly make it impossible for you to enjoy the party.
Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Similar to a cocktail dress, this is for the woman who is effortlessly chic. Imagine Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, except it probably would not be appropriate for you to wear the tiara unless you are hosting the party. Silk fabric would look best and flow nicely, and since it isn’t a brunch, feel free to rock diamond drop earrings for that extra pop.
Nothing to Hide
If you are a risk taker and like show off every piece of your body, then a fabric lacking party dress is what you need. Inspired by the book “Fifty Shades of Grey,” this dress is leather with a bustier top, because who needs a bra when you look as good as you do. With the right confidence, you can wear this just below the bum hitting skirt with ease and handle the jealousy that the other women will be wearing with a smile.
The Secret Garden
If you are the type of woman who loves to garden, then incorporate that into your part dress. Imagine yourself holding a nice glass of riesling, a full set of pearl jewelry, and a tan dress with a low back, high front, with the bottom of the skirt lined with coral flowers. If you are an all around girly-girl, this is the style for you. You will be stepping into that party in your Tory Burch flats like the true lady you are.
As you can see, there are party dresses for women for every style. Don’t forget that even if you are normally a reserved woman, you can kick it up a notch in a form fitting number. with the right accessories and a smile, you can transform from your generic everyday white t-shirt and jeans, to a woman who is ready to party.