Is there anything more timeless than a print dress? It is one of the garments every woman needs in her closet.
Every fashion brand has a go-to collection of print dresses – and ESPECIA is no exception. In fact, our they are amongst some of our favorite pieces. While we love our crop tops and maxi skirts, print dresses will always have a special place in our hearts.
Print dresses for summer? Groundbreaking. While they’re not revolutionary, there’s a reason why we reach for them every season. Even Miranda Priestly would agree that there’s something about print dresses that keeps pulling us in. Whether you’re building a capsule closet or have a shopping addiction, print dresses are amongst the most versatile style that you can have in your wardrobe.
They’re a favorite of the ESPECIA team, and you’ll almost always find us wearing one. We’re looking at the reasons why print dresses are so popular, how to style them, and when you should wear print dresses. Spoiler alert: we would wear them 365 days a year if we could!
The popularity of print dresses
Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and realized all your friends are wearing the same thing? Chances are, it’s another printed dress that has gone viral. The most popular printed dresses are those with a loose silhouette, universally flattering for every body shape. Inclusivity is part of the appeal behind print dresses. Whatever your body type is, a print will always accentuate your natural curves.
They come in every shape and size, the most popular length midi. At ESPECIA, print dresses are at the heart of our collections. In fact, dresses are one of the biggest niches within the fashion industry. In 2020, the global market for dresses hit $62 billion, and it is expected to hit $67 billion this year. That’s a lot of print dresses.
Selfridges – one of London’s premium department stores – saw dress sales grow by 37% in 2020. If you want to update your look and invest in your closet, print dresses are a must-have. It’s not just floral prints that are popular, but bold prints in general. Oversized dresses – both midi and maxi lengths – are amongst the most popular styles.
How to style print dresses
The beauty of print dresses is that they work with everything. Whatever your style is, you can certainly rock one. Wear them with everything from hoodies to knitwear and designer belts. They can be worn on their own or with layering pieces. Making them a transitional staple for your closet.
While we think of print dresses as a summer essential, the right styling tricks will let you wear your favorite dresses all year round.
If you’re someone who puts comfort first, grab your favorite knitwear piece and layer up against the cold. Oversized knitted cardigans are the perfect match for a printed dress and provide a neutral base to make the print pop.
You can let it speak for itself with minimal accessories. You can add dainty jewelry for a feminine twist, whether it’s stackable gold bracelets or a small gold pendant. Elevate your look by going monochrome. Match your hoes with the most relevant color in your print.
BTW, let's talk shoes. Sneakers are our go-to for casual days. You can wear any print dress with sneakers to make it more of an everyday outfit look. Trust us. Your feet will thank you!
Print dresses are effortlessly chic and require next to no styling. They work for every occasion, and you can change up your look by swapping out your accessories.
When to wear print dresses
What we love about a print dress is that it works for every occasion. Are you running to grab your morning coffee? Wear your favorite one and throw on some white sneakers. Heading to your best friend’s wedding? Make a statement in a print dress and stunning heels. There’s never an occasion where you can’t wear print dresses.
The secret to wearing them is to find the right fit for your body. We often get caught up by the print in the dress, but the fit is just as important. You want a dress that is comfortable to wear every day and that flatters your natural silhouette.
Thanks to social media, everyday fashion is more elevated than ever. Dresses are no longer just reserved for weddings and special occasions. Life is too short to wait for a big event to bring out your favorite dress. Whether you’re grabbing coffee or going for brunch, slip into your print dress and go-to shoes.
One of our favorite things about print dresses is their versatility. If you’re jetting off on holiday, they should be on the top of your packing list. They can take you from sightseeing to al fresco dining and to a theater outing. You don’t have to worry about styling or accessories. Print dresses are proof that (sometimes) less is more!
Tell us, what do you love about printed dresses? Are they a closet staple for you? We want and see your favorite ways to style print dresses and what length is your favorite.
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