7 Dresses That Will Never Go Out of Style

Let's talk classic style for a moment. While there are tons of new and exciting ideas that designers present every season, there are a few classic dresses that never fail to impress. In fact, we believe there are seven. Beyond simply pointing out which dress styles have stood the test of time, though, we're proving it to you by highlighting what the silhouette looked like nearly a half-century ago compared with today. From Marilyn Monroe and Bianca Jagger to Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o, the following women throughout history were all fans of these seven styles.

So consider this your mini fashion history lesson for the day. While fabrics, embellishments, prints, and proportions change all the time, these silhouettes ahead will forever be a mainstay of many new fashion collections to come. Keep reading to discover which classic dress styles you should keep as closet mainstays, and be sure to shop your favorites, too.

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.