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How to Style Dresses

Styling is all about mixing and matching! There a lot of things to consider, but to easily style dresses there two areas you should focus on: the cut and the accessories. The accessories alone can dress up or dress down any look, but the right cut can really complement your figure. With summer in full gear, effortless style can truly be effortless if you add these tips to your stylish bag of tricks! Check out our dress collection from Dex for more inspiration!

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Model Phoebe Wearing a High-Low Dress from Dex

 

The High Low Hem

The high-low hem is a super trendy look these days. They’re flirty, elegant, and perfect for summer! However, the hem can make you seem shorter because the shape flows downward. So it’s a good idea to add some extra height. As you can see, our model, Phoebe, is wearing the Triss sandals by Tsubo. She’s already quite tall, but it adds a little more length to her legs to even out the hem. For casual looks, hair with soft waves and chunky bangles are great for the beach and outdoor lunches. The hem on more formal dresses are already a bold statement. Keep your jewelry simple and have your hair in an updo for an overall look that’s elegant, yet feisty!  

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Actress Jennifer Lawrence, Image from Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com

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Model Phoebe wearing aDex Striped Convertible Dress/Skirt

 

 

Going Strapless 

Actress Jennifer Lawrence and our model, Phoebe, are wearing two very different strapless dresses with two very different hair lengths. When you go strapless, all the focus is drawn to your shoulders, neck, and face. In both examples above, these ladies let their natural attributes shine! For bolder looks, choose statement earrings or a statement necklace, but not both. It could result in looking cluttered rather than complementing your shoulders!

 

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Model Phoebe wearing Tropical Floral Dress from Dex®

 

 

Short and Chic 

Short hems elongate the legs for women of all heights, but not all short lengths are equal! For shorter women, hems that come to the knee can make you look shorter as your body may look disproportionately longer to your legs. We recommend hems that stop at least 2-3 inches above the knee. On the other hand, taller women face the issue of “showing too much leg” simply because of their height. The safest measure for all heights is to aim for hems that at least drop to the mid-thigh. It’s still elegant and sexy without seeming scandalous.  

 

 

 

 

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This style of dress isn’t usually a casual one whether it’s sheer, short, long, fitted, or loose. It’s too elegant to be just some ordinary dress. The accessory that will make the largest impact will probably be your purse! Bigger is not better in this case. Colors and patterns aside, the shape and size of your purse will pull the outfit together. In most cases, you should opt for a clutch or a small purse with a skinny strap. However, casual long sleeve dresses, like shirt dresses, are casually chic and fit nicely with bulkier bags.

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Model Phoebe wearing a Striped Maxi Dress from Dex®

 

Maxi Mayhem

Maxi dresses are a favorite for two major reasons: they are super easy to wear and transition seamlessly between seasons! They’re usually constructed in light weight materials with a hint of stretch fabric. It’s easy wear for summer and for colder months you just add on the layers. Maxi dresses are really easy to style too, especially solid colors or simple patterns. Since they are full length, you’re styling around a bigger space. You can almost over accessorize and still have an awesome look. Statement jewelry? Great! A denim jacket with a chunky bag? Fantastic! With maxi dresses, it truly is all about mixing and matching accessories and layers.  

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Women’s Shoe Trends for Summer 2014

Summer is just around the corner! The season is all about showing a little more leg, a flirty peek at the shoulders, and flaunting an awesome pedicure. This summer, make sure to stock up on new styles for your shoe collection! Here are some of our favorite shoe style picks for 2014 summer fashion.

 

What the Cuff?

Cuffed sandals and high heels can sharpen up so many looks. The silhouette is a little less formal and a whole lot of sexy. Although we are thrilled about our new Sperry Top-Sider sandals, the design does the most flattering as a high heel shoe like the Tsubo Triss. It gives you a little extra height, elongates those legs, and adds to the elegance of the overall look . Skinny jeans may be all the rave, but full length pants will disrupt the design. When pairing with pants, try to make sure that the bottom hem doesn’t cover the cuff. We suggest that the hems stop at the top of the cuff or leave at least a 1-inch gap.

Match them with: slim fit clothing, pencil skirts, cropped pants

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Tsubo® Triss High Heel Sandal in Black

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Sperry® Top-Sider Isha in Black

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Off Those Booties!

Boot lovers rejoice! Winter may have passed, but that doesn’t mean your boots have to be stowed away. That includes even the coziest of cozy boots, UGG Australia! Instead, switch from knee-high boots to ankle boots. For stylish everyday looks, we recommend boot styles that are designed to have a little room around the ankles. They flatter the calves and can complement anything from skinny jeans to summer dresses. If you want options, find boots with laces. For example, lace-up boots like Dr. Martens allow you to create a tight or slouchy fit. Opt for a low heel or no heel at all for a look that’s comfortable and truly effortless!

Match them with: shorts, fitted bottoms, loose tops, summer dresses

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Dr. Martens® Women’s Aimilie Boots in Dark Brown

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Models Chloe Norgaard and Jourdan Dunn

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UGG® Australia Women’s Amoret Leather in Black

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wonderfully Woven

When summer rolls around, beachy inspired looks are popular even in the city! Woven shoe styles are light, playful, and perfect for everyday wear. Many of them will come in bright colors or in a rich neutral that complement brighter seasonal colors. For example, our woven flats from Rocket Dog are bright and lively, while our Sperry Top-Sider shoes remain a little more classic. The woven texture adds something special to skinny jeans and plays nicely with many other patterns. For instance, the woven lines match with stripes and plaid, while the holes and eyelets complement polka dots, florals, and lace. It’s no wonder that woven styles are a favorite this time of year!

Match them with: printed patterns, solid colors, denim

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Rocket Dog® Bena Socrates in Turquoise

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Sperry® Top-Sider Audrey in Gold 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get on Point

Even in a plain and solid color, pointed toe flats instantly add drama. The shape is universally flattering for any body type and for any outfit. They look stunning with more formal attire, but still offer a touch of elegance to casual looks. If you want to break away from flip-flops and plain ballet flats, try a pair of pointed flats. They are a wonderful shoe in canvas or linen, but for true versatility leather pointed flats can work with anything from casual denim to a cocktail dress.

Match them with: denim, shorts, dresses

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Rocket Dog® Cyprus Flat. Available in Black and Natural

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Image of Ashley Olsen in pointed flats from Pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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