You undoubtedly have a slew of dresses in your closet, right? But do you have the must-have styles? You know which ones we're talking about—those versatile picks that not only mix and match with everything in your wardrobe but also essentially get you through day-to-day life. The ones you can wear to the office, on a first date, or to your family gathering—literally everywhere. To give you a little guidance on the dresses you absolutely need (if you don't own them already, of course), we turned to favorite style A-listers like Kate Bosworth and Kendall Jenner for some serious inspiration.
Scroll down to see the four staple dresses every woman needs in her closet, and if you find yourself without one of them, shop our picks to fill the gap.
On Kate Bosworth: A.L.C. dress; Loewe tote
We love a pinafore dress because you can style it many different ways depending on the season. Layer one under a sweater like Kate did here when it's colder, and wear it with a cool graphic tee come summer.
Available in sizes XS to XL.
Available in sizes FR34 to FR44.
Available in sizes 2 to 12.
On Kendall Jenner: Saint Laurent sunglasses; TY-LR coat; Rachel Pally minidress; Hermès bag; Céline shoes
There's nothing sleeker than a turtleneck dress. Seriously. Try a style with sneakers like Kendall here to look chic yet cool, or go all-out with a pair of heels or ankle boots to dress it up.
Available in sizes P to L.
Available in sizes XS to L.
Available in sizes 0 to 12.
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On Gigi Hadid: Ray-Ban sunglasses; Monica Rose x Sarah Chloe Cayetano necklace; Self-Portrait shirtdress; Topshop Boutique coat; Kurt Geiger Britton Pumps ($450)
A shirtdress is perfect for just about every occasion. It's sophisticated enough for work (if you go for a style without high slits like Gigi's frock here) but can be chill enough for the weekends, too.
Available in sizes 34 to 36.
Available in sizes 0 to 4.
Available in size XS.
On Alexa Chung: Isa Arfen dress
A unique LBD is genius because it can work for any event in your iCal. You could literally wear the same style to everything this year and simply switch up your accessories. So easy!
Available in sizes DK33 to DK44.
Available in sizes S to L.
This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated by Anna LaPlaca.