At Blanc by Jou, we believe that a part of being unconventional is about feeling comfortable and confident in your skin no matter what you wear. When you’ve got that thing to go to and you’re all out of fresh options, there’s nothing more comforting than having some staple pieces to lean on. Let’s talk about 6 dress style staples that you absolutely need to keep in rotation to maintain your shine.

1. The LWD (Little White Dress)

We’re partial to the LWD, of course! We create luxurious white dresses for goodness sakes! Just as versatile and functional as it’s contrasting counterpart, the LWD can easily be transitioned from day to night. Since a white dress is like a “blanc canvas” , leverage its endless possibilities by playing around with different fabrics and lengths of dresses, and adding other colours and prints to the mix. By doing this, you’ll look different every time you wear your LWD. The LWD is certainly an undisputed staple that deserves a spot in your closet!

2. The LBD (Little Black Dress)

Transport yourself from boardroom to ballroom in one of, if not, the most iconic dress of all time. It is classic and versatile and makes a great wear-everywhere dress. We suggest choosing one that is of high-quality fabric in a midi length (past the knees, above the ankles) to modestly showcase those sexy legs! The midi length is a happy medium between mini and full length as it’s appropriate for the office, but still daring enough for the evening. For the office, add some flair by throwing on a smart blazer or sparkling jewelry for the night. Whatever way you choose to wear your LBD, complement it with a classic bold red lip!

3. A-Line Dress

The A-line dress is a perfect marriage between flirty and modest. It is fitted at the waist and flared out to the hem, drawing attention away from the mid-section and towards the bust area. Here’s a rule of thumb for wearing an A-line dress: if the dress is above the knee, pair it with swanky flats and if it is past the knee, grab those kitten heels or the highest of your pumps. Dress it down for a walk in the park with a denim jacket or amplify it with a light and breezy duster.

4. Evening Gown

Evening gowns aren’t typically viewed as an everyday option. However, you can recycle your favourite gown for those special events by opting for a plain neutral-coloured dress like navy blue, black, white, and beige. This way, the dress won’t be easily recognizable when you wear it again. Here, let your jewelry and accessory choices come into play to spruce up your look in different ways. Opt for glam statement pieces and throw in a sultry smoky eye look for dramatic effect. You’ll be the topic of discussion – in a good way!

5. Wrap Dress

The wrap dress is certainly a universally flattering dress. It helps cinch your waist, giving you the appearance of the sought-after hourglass figure. If you already have this figure, a wrap dress will further emphasize your waist. We suggest ¾ sleeved wrap dresses that are knee length to make for excellent day-to-night styling.

6. The Maxi

The maxi dress is favourable on all body shapes and offers great comfort. Wear a lacy or floral maxi dress that’s lined till the knee to show off a bit of leg. If you want to modestly show a little midriff, why not wear a cropped top with a sheer bolero over it? Team it up with low-cut shoes for a retro touch. Grab your favourite maxi for baby and bridal showers for an outfit that’s not over or undressed.

Your wardrobe isn’t complete without these 6 essential dresses. Feel confident no matter where you are in any of these good and faithfuls! Now, slip one on and show off your Unconventional looks!

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