Dresses are often at the top of everyone’s list for their senior photos…no wonder, because they are versatile, flattering, and pretty. They usually look great in photos, but it depends on the dress you choose, and it can feel overwhelming when you’re faced with lots of choices! How do you know which ones will look flattering, and which ones you should pass up? That’s where our handy guide comes in!
Solid shift dress: Sweet and simple, even the edgy fashionista can use one of these in her arsenal. A great shirtdress never goes out of style, and can be changed to suit any type of personal taste: Pair it with a red saltwater sandal and cat-eye sunglasses for an easy retro look, or add low top canvas sneakers and a denim jacket to create a more sporty ensemble.
The classic knit dress: A knit dress is more of a body-con look, but it can be thrown on with just about everything else in your wardrobe. For the girl that wants a more fitted option, this Leith sheath dress is getting rave reviews for being really forgiving and flattering, and affordable. We also like the less expensive babydoll knit dresses that can be easily found at Forever 21 and Old Navy (usually under $20), especially under a vest or jacket. Be sure to balance out a flowy dress with sturdy ankle boots for structure, or heels for height. If you are worried about underwear lines, or the snugness of a dress like this, add Spanx under, or seamless panties.
Boho floral maxi: Floral maxi dresses are everywhere this season, and we love them all! There are bohemian options, as well as fitted, knit options that are really comfy. Try pairing a girly flowy maxi dress with the ever-popular jean jacket for events like church, meetings, or family parties, and then add heels and a nineties-inspired choker for a look thats ready for an evening dinner out. We recommend a bright color for a pop of something fun and flirty.
A cold-shoulder dress: Warmer temps mean you can finally bare your shoulders! The flirty look of a cold-shoulder dress gives you the fun of an off-the-shoulder top with the coverage of a little strap or slim sleeve, and you can wear a a regular bra for comfort. We like this paired with wedged or heeled sandals in a neutral tone.
Floral A-Line Dress: You can give it a little edge with white converse and aviators, so it doesn’t feel as dressy, or add a Moto jacket for the cooler summer nights (like those country music concerts you are going to), and it is flattering on every single body type. If you want something that you can wear every single day, we love this with flat sandals and a denim jacket.
With the right accessories and layers, these dresses can give you several options for all your summer plans. We love when we can wear more something more than once!