7 Types Of Dresses Suitable For Work & Play That All Ladies Must Own

7 Types Of Dresses Suitable For Work & Play That All Ladies Must Own

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ByWei Yinon09 Dec 2019Digital Editor

We previously wrote about the different types of bags and outerwears every girl must own and now, it's time to find out what are the types of dresses that are suitable for both work and play.

Make sure you have these seven different types of dresses in your wardrobe for the different occasions in life.

Check them out below!

#1 Little black dress

A-line black dress for work
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Black dress for work
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A black dress is extremely versatile which is why you definitely have to own at least one in your wardrobe. Get a dress with an A-line design that would flatter most body shapes for work.

Little black dress with mesh
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Spaghetti straps black dress
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For a night out with your girlfriends, a little black dress that is tighter and hugs your curves will look great.

Black can also be paired with any other colour which means you can throw on any outerwear you have and it will still look good. There are many other designs and cuttings for black dresses so take your time to find the perfect one for yourself!

#2 Heart-shaped neckline dress

White heart shaped neckline dress
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White dress with lemon designs
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Yellow heart shaped neckline dress
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Aren't these dresses absolutely cute? Dresses with a heart-shaped neckline lets you give off subtle sexiness while still looking sweet, making them perfect for a picnic or date night with your bae!

If you have pretty collarbones, such dresses with a low neckline will show off your best feature too.

#3 Midi dress

Cotton midi dress
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Yellow midi dress
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Brown midi dress
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Brown long sleeve midi dress
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Midi dresses are one of the best work outfits! Its length is suitable for work and helps you to give off a modern yet formal look. From sleeveless, short sleeves to long sleeves, midi dresses come in all sorts of designs and colours. You will surely find something that looks good on you.

As midi dresses are long in length, it gives you the illusion of longer legs which is a plus point! If you think you don't look tall enough even with a midi dress on, try pairing it with heels to look like you have legs for days.

#4 Maxi dress

Purple maxi dress
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Red maxi dress
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Black maxi dress
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Maxi dresses are the longest out of all dresses in this list but you will want to own one of these too. If you think you can't pull off a maxi dress because of your petite size, think again! Check out our tips on how to choose a maxi dress that will flatter your petite size.

If you are blessed with a tall height, good for you because maxi dresses will definitely look good on you.

These dresses can be worn to work and out for both casual and formal events. Just make sure to choose designs that are suitable for both work and play. We suggest small floral prints that are not too overwhelming but will still spruce up your appearance.

#5 A-line dress

Black a-line dress
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Pink a-line dress
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For ladies with wider hips, a-line dresses that flare out from the waist will look great on you. As it is usually tighter around the waist, you can show off your best feature without emphasising the part you don't like.

Such dresses are also suitable for work settings, just remember to choose one with an appropriate length for an office environment.

#6 Off-shoulder dress

White off shoulder dress
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Dark blue off shoulder dress
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Black off shoulder dress
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Red off shoulder dress
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If your arms are your insecurity, off-shoulder dresses can hide them while drawing attention to your beautiful shoulders and back instead.

Off-shoulder dresses are also classy-looking and makes it look like you put more effort into dressing up. Choose darker colours for a slimmer look or brighter colours if you want to stand out from the crowd.

#7 Shift dress

Light blue cotton shift dress
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Light brown cotton shift dress
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White shift dress
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Shift dresses form a straight line down from the chest area to the ends, making it looser around the waist. It is great for pregnant ladies as there's space for your tummy without constricting it.

If you are not pregnant but are a foodie, such a dress can also hide your food baby! Check out our five outfit tips on how to hide a food baby, especially apt since Christmas is coming up and it's time to feast.

These dresses are also comfortable and formal-looking enough for work so, get one if you currently don't own any.

How many of these do you own?

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