When she’s not working with big names like Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Hudson, and Hilary Swank, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger also divulges her fashion expertise in our Ask a Stylist column. From the best places to source vintage to the secret to finding your most flattering jeans, come back each week for a professional’s perspective.
In my experience, there are two things to keep in mind on your hunt for a flattering addition to your wardrobe: shape and material. With these factors under consideration, you can make any purchase the new most versatile new piece in your closet. But this rule rings especially true with one summer-perfect piece: a dress. Not sure where to start? Not to worry. Plenty of street style stars follow these dress commandments, so see below for examples.
Here are my two must-know tips for picking the most flattering dress for your wardrobe—plus several to shop, naturally.
Shop the A-Line Dresses I love
The wrap cut not only gives a dainty detail but also accentuates your waist that much more.
The cold shoulder and ruffles make this dress extra playful.
Break out of your comfort zone and add some red to your wardrobe.
The perfect dress for brunch.
How much does this make you want to sail off into the sunset?
The perfect everyday dress.
The lace shoulders on this dress are everything.
We are all about the retro vibes here.
Your new go-to office look.
Who doesn’t need a floral minidress during the summer?
Not your average denim dress.
This pattern makes me want to book a vacation stat.
This sleek and sophisticated dress is all about business in the front and playful in the back.
The perfect choice for a night on the town.
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