Seasons change, so do trends. Wardrobes go through a makeover, and so do you! If you are one of those girls who loves fashion, you know that you need to stay updated with the season's latest trends. While certain styles are simply seasonal, others are a timeless classic. Either way, a fashionista needs the 'modish seam'! Some styles that just never go wrong are the little black dress, short cocktail dresses, maxi dresses, and the pencil skirt. The mini dress and all its variations have been one such style. It's been here for a while, and most certainly looks like it's going to be around for a long time to come.
Over the years, the mini dress has changed its look several times, but the more recent one with the long sleeves, has translated this pattern into a more wearable style. Let's face it, not everyone has that perfect figure to carry off the less conservative styles and fits. Just a little over a year ago, the mini dress with full sleeves saw itself on practically every runway during the New York Fashion Week. It had become one of the most stylish, yet practical pieces that fashion had seen in a long time. As part of the fall / winter collection, it was the look that was the most in vogue. A popular look with a bunch of celebrities as well, this look is definitely here to stay for a while. The best part is, as long as you're comfortable wearing it, the mini dress with full sleeves is for all. It's chic, it's practical, and it's the new must-have!
Quite possibly, the biggest advantage with this style of the mini dress is that it can look good both ways, jazzed up, or even underplayed. With the help of either accessories or even just the fabric it is made of, this outfit is as convenient as it gets. A variety of prints are also a contributing factor to this popular trend.
Knit: The simplest patterns of this dress could be ones in knit wear. The cable knit look is nice for both, casual or otherwise. Keep in mind that it isn't the best idea for a very formal look though.
Crochet: A few notches higher than regular knit would be the crochet dress. A definite winner where looks are concerned, with this weave you can pull off a casual as well as a semi-formal look, depending on how you wear it.
Lace: Most certainly a lot fancier than the previously mentioned patterns, a mini dress in lace is a very elegant look. Teamed with the perfect pair of pumps, this dress just cannot look wrong.
Sequins: Now this is one glamorous look! Colors like white, black, gray, or even silver are rather swank. This style hardly requires any accessorizing, and gives a face to the word 'vogue'.
For a more classic appeal, you could also opt for fabrics like silk, chiffon, georgette, and satin. Lamé, stretch nylon, and a variety of cotton and its blends are others to choose from. On a simpler note, if you are one to play with prints rather than fabrics, you can opt for floral, paisley, animal prints, abstract, argyle, or polka dots. If none of these work for you, just stick with the classic solid color look. You just know that it'll look right. As far as accessories are concerned, depending on the style you've chosen, accessorize with belts, a nice necklace or even beautiful earrings. If jewelry isn't your thing, a brilliant pair of shoes is more than sufficient to complete your look. One way or another, you'll look good. Ensure that you do not over accessorize when wearing heavy prints though.
Designers with really good options are Calvin Klein, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander Wang, and Roberto Cavalli. Other more affordable options could be found at online retail stores like Urban Outfitters, Ami clubwear, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord and Taylor, etc.