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Classic Silhouettes Always Makes the Cut- A Fashion Edit

 

A new year is upon us and that means it's time for change and a fresh start—an idea that also applies to the contents of your closet. If you're in the market for a few new dresses to add to your 2016 wardrobe, consider classic silhouettes instead of trends. Why? Well because sporting what's "in" now is always fun, but embracing a classic look can help you avoid any embarrassing fashion regrets when entering 2017.

 

So what are classic silhouettes? According to Martha Stewart, there are six designs that epitomize a classic silhouette, though some are a bit more practical than others. For example, unless you're getting married or you're secretly a Disney Princess, you probably don't need any ball gowns (a small waist with voluminous skirt) or mermaid/trumpet dresses (those that hug the body but jet out into a fuller skirt around the knee). The remaining four silhouettes, however, can make excellent additions to any 2016 wardrobe.

 

 

 

The A-line is a fairly self-explanatory style. The design gets its name from the A-shaped triangle created from the narrow bodice and outer edges of the wide skirt. Victoria Secret Miranda Kerr wore an A-line dress to a store opening in Hong Kong that epitomized the silhouette. Her dress combined the traditional silhouette with timeless accents of lace and a classic mix of black and white. It's a look you could easily recreate and wear for years to come. Whats not to love about that? 

 

For inspiration on a classic sheath silhouette, look no further than high-end fashion designer Adianna Papell. Her collection of dresses included here  features dozens of sheath dresses in short and long varieties. She frequently sticks to flat, solid colours like white and black, making many of her looks universal and easy to customize with different accessories. In addition, several of her designs are available in plus sizes, so everyone and anyone can rock her take on the classic sheath style. 

 

The versatility of an empire silhouette makes it great choice- whether you're trying to camouflage a few of your trouble spots or accentuate your favourite features. The raised waistline is cinched below the bust- making your chest appear bigger and your waist appear smaller. The skirt can be straight, slightly flared, or wide like an A-line. Just like the sheath style, stick to solid colours and muted patterns to create a timeless look.

 

Of course, you can always sport the "short" silhouette as well. Remember,with a- hem just slightly above the knee, the silhouette encompasses a lot of different styles. As long as you stick to solid colours, or traditional patterns, you should be a-OK to wear the dress for years to come. So throughout 2016 remember this lesson in silhouettes, whether you will be dress shopping for weddings, prom, or for special event- you just cant go wrong with these classic cuts! 

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