One-piece dresses are the quintessential women’s garment. They’re fun to wear and are so easy to style. You can layer them with cute shrugs featuring delicate embellishments, or you can tie a colourful gauzy scarf around your neck to pep up simple one. One-piece dresses work for many different occasions. You can choose a gorgeous lacy dress that hugs your curves to flaunt at a wedding, while a simpler colour-blocked shift dress would be ideal for casual daytime wear. Whichever dress you opt for, you can always put a personal touch on it with a few clever styling ideas. We show you how so that you can step out looking your best no matter what the occasion is!
Go for a Retro Vibe
Retro style one-piece dresses is what we recommend you try the next time you’re headed to a party. Take inspiration from screen sirens of old; think a Marilyn-inspired fit-and-flare dress or a Zsa Zsa-inspired slinky maxi dress with a high split on the side. Finish the look with sexy peep-toe heels, a wavy hairdo, and sultry winged-out eye makeup. Don’t forget that red pout to tie everything together. Chilly weather can be countered with a slimming car coat and a satin scarf knotted at the neck. For a daytime look, we recommend toning it down with a 60’s-esque boat-neck dress that has a beautiful A-line cut. Slightly tease your hair to get a bit of a beehive going and slip your feet into some pumps.
Celebrate Ethnic Fashion
One-piece dresses can feature stylish ethnic details like zari borders, butti motifs, and mirror work. Whichever you choose to go for, play it up with small jhumkis and bangles. Embroidered ballerina flats or sequined sandals will lend even more appeal. If you can’t find an ethnic dress or would rather personalise a contemporary one with ethnic accessories, we suggest a scarf with mirror work to loop around your neck, and ethnic thong sandals. A set of bangles on one wrist and a fishtail hairdo braided on the side will complement your look nicely. One-piece maxi dresses with tribal artwork are popular. You can personalise the look with a hair accessory, a long necklace, and gladiator sandals. The stylish outfit can be worn as daywear and even to a party; just play up your makeup and don a cropped jacket.
Look Smart for the Workplace
A no-nonsense ensemble that still has a touch of playfulness is our recommendation for workwear. Tailored dresses look smart and can be extremely figure-flattering. Why not try a blue above-knee one-piece dress with a pretty Peter Pan collar? You can easily dress it up with a blazer, pumps, and a shoulder bag. An all-black midi dress is also perfect, especially if your office has a stricter dress code. Pumps or open-toed heels and a handbag will complete your look effortlessly. Casual Fridays are the perfect opportunities to try something new; we suggest an inky black shift dress with attractive abstract patterns gracing the bodice. Booties will lend an edgy flavour, while a studded cropped jacket will give it some street-chic style that you can also show off at a nightclub.
Doll Up for Hot Dates
Date nights call for something that’s playful and pretty. Let a polka dot sheath dress skim your curves and complete it with a pair of peep-toe heels. Wear your hair down and slip on a slim bracelet. If lace is more your style, a fit-and-flare dress with lacy sleeves is our pick for you. You can add sparkling stud earrings and pointed-toe pumps for an elegant touch. Who doesn’t love boho-chic dresses? They’re feminine, flirty, and chic—a combination that can’t be ignored! Get yourself a gorgeous floral number with long fitted sleeves. Don a pair of gladiator flats and tie your hair into a messy updo. One or two long necklaces and hoop earrings will give the outfit even more of a boho-chic appeal. Don’t forget to play up your eyes with kohl and dab a hint of shimmer on your lips.
Shop on the Wild Side!
Expand your one-piece dress collection with a few choice animal print creations. The sexy designs are definitely trendy right now. Start with a fabulous sleeveless dress featuring a plunging neckline. Wear platform heels and large hoop earrings and you’re set to make a splash at a rooftop party. Animal print dresses can also be very demure if that’s the look you want. Our choice is a black and white knee-length sheath dress with cut-out detail on the collar. Show it off with peep-toes or with wedge heels to make a good impression on a first date, or don a tailored jacket and low-heeled pumps with it to work. A monochrome jersey dress is a terrific choice for the office. Skip the usual tailored jacket and don a pretty cardigan instead before going to an afterwork get-together. Chandelier earrings and a sequinned clutch will lend a party feel.
Get Gorgeous in Uber-Feminine Maxis
Few styles are as feminine and elegant as maxis. They’re perfect for parties and casual wear. Keep them out of the workplace, however, unless you plan to wear one to a casual corporate function. A maxi dress with hints of retro design are our recommendation for evenings out with the girls. Wear jeweled pumps and slip on a fitted shrug as a stylish layer. We have just the thing for festive events too: a sexy two-toned flamenco maxi. Can we say hot, ladies? The gorgeous creation can be enhanced with strappy heels and a pinned-up side-do. A black fit-and-flare maxi dress with a printed inner skirt can take you between looks. You can wear it to dinner, on a fancy date, and even to birthday parties. Just play up your look with the right accessories and you’re all set. Try a dainty sling bag and peep-toe heels for a date; a box clutch, wrap, and open-toed heels for a dinner event; and a hobo bag and ballerina flats for a daytime look.
One-piece dresses are must-haves for any woman. The numerous styling options and figure-flattering cuts mean that you can create different looks and flaunt them at different occasions. With our fashion guide, you’ll have a ball wearing one-piece dresses. Add your personal touch with jewellery and bags and don’t forget to include hairstyles and makeup to finish your looks. One-piece dresses are our recommendation for garments that pack a punch!