These dresses will stand the test of time. Keep these seven frocks as closet mainstays, and always be in style!
This flattering dress dates back to 1955, when Christian Dior introduced his “New Look”. Resembling the letter A, this feminine style usually has narrow shoulders and flares from the waist out to the hem of the skirt.
On Bilson: Chanel dress
Bridgitte Bardot made the shirtdress sexy in the 1956 film And God Created Woman wearing a flirty shirtdress cinched at the waist.
On Blanchett: Michael Kors dress
From ancient kimonos to Diane Von Furstenberg’s ‘70s revival, it’s safe to say the wrap dress is worth investing in. Not only is it insanely figure-flattering, but it’s perfect for work and play.
On Nyong: Prabal Gurung dress
This back-baring frock gained popularity in the ‘40s and ‘50s and underwent a disco-drenched revival in the early ‘70s thanks to style icons like Jerry Hall and Bianca Jagger. If you’ve got a glam, floor-length halter dress, keep it!
On Huntington-Whiteley: Gucci dress
20’s movie star Jean Harlow made us fall in love with this slinky number. And each generation has found a place for it, including Kate Moss in the ‘90s, and presently Rihanna.
On Rihanna: Calvin Klein Collection dress
The bouffant ball gowns concocted by American couturier Charles James are classic . If you’re lucky enough to attend soirees requiring such a dress, choose a gown reminiscent of these designs.
On Kruger: Prabal Gurung dress
We can all think of our favorite ‘60s muses, like Jean Shrimpton, donning the shift dress, and luckily, this dress is still incredibly stylish today.
On Moretz: Christopher Kane dress
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