While our great grandmothers were regulated to having to wear nothing but long heavy dresses day in and day out, thankfully, women of today have more then one choice. One of the most popular types of dresses for today is the mini dress.
A mini dress is a dress that, well, is short in length. It perhaps reaches mid thigh at most. These types of dresses are definitly not for women who are very conservative and despise baring their skin. You must be confident to pull off these daring little dresses!
However, because mini dresses do differ a bit in length and style (necklines, fit, colors, etc.) even if you are a bit more conservative, you can find a dress that is suitable for your comfort zone. This dress is no longer regulated to young teenagers and club goers.
What is the difference between a mini dress and a mini skirt, a male might ask. Very simple. A mini skirt is, well, a garment that is worn from the waist down and requires a top to go with it. The dress of the same length is a one piece garment that covers both top and bottom parts of the body. A whole outfit in one piece!
Because of their questionablly lengthed hemlines, there are some standard do's and don'ts to wearing and purchasing mini dresses. Do remeber to try to go for styles that are tasteful and somewhat classy, even if you are purchasing them to wear out to a club. Although men and women like to see some skin, tacky is never in fashion.
Details, details, details. Some mini dresses can be worn during the day, while some are reserved specifically for night. What determines this? Length is one factor to consider. A dress that barely covers your booty should be put on for a night on the town.Pair it with a pair of snazzy heels, and you will have heads swiveling.
A mini dress that reaches mid-thigh? This kind of dress can be worn during the daytime during almost any activity, depending on how detailed it is and what you pair it with.
Going to your best friend's daughters 2nd birthday party? An A-line looser mini dress in a cute print and longer length is perfect. Pair it with a pair of fun flats and a scarf and simple jewelry, and it's sassy yet not too flashy.
Of course, every woman should know that the one place you should never wear a mini dress is to work. Unless maybe you are working an extremely lenient fashion job (or for yourself, or from home) this dress is almost never work appropriate.
The same can be said for certain generally conservative events. Any religious function, black tie event, funeral, job interview...any occasion where it is best to appear professional or serious, it's best to skip the mini dress.
Ok, ok, so when can you wear this wonderous garment? Its time to shine is at night. Going on a hot date to a trendy restaurant? Hitting the club with your ladies? This is mini dress prime time!
The best mini dresses for night time are the heavily embellished ones. Usually the are adorned with sparkles, or sequins, or other fun, lavish trim. They are generally form fitting, and expose as much skin as possible without looking too risque.
Besides certain daytime and club events, there are other times you can wear your coveted little dress. Mini dresses, the more conservativee ones (in length and neckline) when made of luxury materials and classic designs can work for weddings and other formal events that do not say black tie or evening gown required on the invite.
Say you are a bit more on the conservative side and shy, but have gorgeous legs and want to be a bit more adventurous. Any easy way to ease into wearing mini dresses is, of course, picking out the right ones. Go for the styles that are a bit more loose and don't highlight every curve.
If you don't want to draw so much attention to yourself but still wear this style, color is another key factor. Choose a dress in a darker solid. Neon lime or leopard print styles are like flashing lights screaming look at me!
Also, if you a dipping a toe into the pond of mini dress wearing, don't go for a style that you can't bend over with without exposing your chest. Von Vonni, a women's apparel company, has a perfect dress that has a modest neckline yet thigh sweeping hem.
Consider also where you are wearing it. Although the daytime mini dresses tend to be less sexy. Wear a loose fitting one to any outside daytime event for the first time for a casual yet leg showing look.
Mini dresses are always appropriate for the club, so if you want to fit right in with the other damsels of style, wear one for the first time on a night out, and you certainly won't stand out in a bad way.
Last but not least, for you conservative ladies, there is one option you might prefer more then those previously mentioned. As noted, there are winter time mini dresses. This is perfect for those who want the look but do not want to be too revealing. Buy layering the dress up, you can stay in your comfort zone while still staying chic.
A true fashionista always wants to be in style. What are the most popular mini dresses of Summer 2012? Body concious dresses, which is a form fitting, stretchy style is everywhere in the shops.
Mini dresses with cut outs are also extremely popular this season. Some have dramatic side cut outs, exposing sneak peeks of skin. Others have dramatic, swooping backs and higher fronts.
Another popular mini dress style this season are patterned mini dresses. Loud geometric prints, fun florals, graphic art desighns; anything goes. These dresses can be found in loose and tight styles. Summer 2012 is all about prints of all shapes, sizes, colors and styles.
Because of the amount of skin these dresses expose, many think that they are just a summer style. The truth is, mini dresses are a year round staple! Different styles come out for every season in season appropriate materials, colours and prints.
Bought a winter daytime mini dress? Most likely it is made of a heavier fabric/knit and doesn't just graze the tops of your thighs. If it is has long sleeves, perfect. If not, throw a blazer or sweater over it for extra warmth. Wear tights with it to keep the goosebumps away. Boots are always a good match, but any time of shoe will work.
When it comes to winter nighttime mini dresses, they tend to vary slightly from the daytime ones. Since you are obviously wearing one to a soiree which will mostly likely be warmly heated and keeping on layers is a no no, these come in thinner fabrics.
They often resemble summery nighttime mini dresses. Occasionally they will be manufactured in a heavier fabric, or perhaps a bit longer in length, but generally they have the same short hemlines, the same low necklines. The colors are usually darker, however, and the prints not tropical and reminiscent of the beach.
Bought a summer mini dress? Well, this is a no brainer. Simply put on your favourite sandals or shoe of choice, grab your purse, and go! It should be noted that the looser the dress, the more daytime appropriate and casual it will appear.
So now you know what times of the year to break out the mini dress, what times of day and what types of dresses are appropriate for each occasion. This is important knowledge, but before you purchase a mini dress, there are a few things to consider. Body type is hands down the most important one.
Which, indeed, is the best body type to sport a mini dress? Because they show so much leg, girls of average height and weight (leaning towards the leaner side of average) have the bodies that look the best.
Not too tall, and not too short, their legs are perfectly porportioned so that the hemlines hit at the desired lengths. Because they are not overweight, their body size complements the dress perfectly (or vice versa).
Curvy girls can wear them, however, curves (especially a curvier backside) can often make the dress shorter, so if purchasing, make sure it covers your derriere! If you want to minimize your curves, a looser style will work perfectly, but not too loose, as it may make you look larger.
Not so skinny on top? Girls with a large bust, opt for a style with a more conservative neckline. The shortness of the dress already has people oggling at your legs. Having a short dress with a plunging neckline when you have double d's is a bit too risque.
Short girls also have the perfect build for mini dresses. This is because the dress won't appear so "mini" on them and may even seem like an average length. They can even pair heels with more seductive styles during the day and possibly get away with it, due to the fact that they aren't towering over everyone with the possibility of someone looking up their dress.
The two types of general body images that do not work so well with mini dresses are plus sized girls and super tall girls. While super tall girls look great in them, they have to be careful when selecting, lest the dress look more like a slightly long top due to their lanky frames.
Plus sized girls, particularily shorter plus sized girls, should steer clear of this short style. Mini dresses expose a lot of skin, and while all body sizes should be embraced and accepted, these dresses generally do not flatter plus sized girls and will make them appear- and probably feel- uncomfortable. No matter how pretty the dress.
Body type aside, all of the standard shopping rules apply when buying a mini dress. Know your price point, know the occasion (if there is one that you are purchasing for. Remember, your fiancees grandmother may not eye you approvingly in that daring little number!). Size, your own personal style; all the general knowledge you use while shopping applies. If you are shopping for an evening, club, or sexier style, there are often stores that specialize in mini dresses for these occasions. Not just every store carries these types of dresses, so if you do your research beforehand, you will have an easier time finding the perfect one.
Remember, different companies may use different methods of sizing when it comes to dresses. Some may use the standard x-small, small, medium, large, x-large. Others may use the 2,4,6... etc sizing. However, many parts of the world use larger numbers when it comes to sizing, such as Europe, and so it is best to be armed with at least two different dress sizes that you fit before you start your mini dress search.
If a male decides he wants to surprise his sweety and buy her a mini dress, the standard rules that apply to women apply to him. He also should remember the brands she prefers. Generally, however, men should perhaps steer away from buying women mini dresses.
While a man might claim to know his girl/girlfriend/fiancee/wife/mother very well, sometimes there are certain things that they don't. While he might think that the mini red strapless number would look awesome on her and have him drooling, she might not feel comfortable in it.
Since comfort is key when buying a mini dress and wearing it, the person who is wearing it should most likely be the person buying it. Therefore, men should probably let the woman shop when it comes to this piece.
With so many vendors offering mini dresses, it is hard to know where to start. Von Vonni, a women's apparel manafactuar, is a company that produces all of their pieces right here in the USA. Von Vonni's specialty is dresses.
One of the most popular Von Vonni mini dresses this season is also one of the staple dresses you should have in your closet. The Von Vonni Short transformer dress is perfect for many different occasions.
Reaching just above the knees, the Von Vonni short transformer mini dress is perfect for day or night, or from day to night, when tied differently! The skirt is fitted but flowy. The straps can be crossed and wound in numerous ways, ranging from conservative to downright daring. Coming in in a rainbow of different colours, there is one for every woman.
Another popular option is the Tabita dress. Reaching mid thigh, it is a demure little number reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn. While the flowy skirt ends with a short hemline, this mini dress features a conservative slight scoop neckline. This dress is also a perfect staple to rotate in your wardrobe.
The Tabita mini dress is sleeveless, and a perfect way to incorporate this look into the more conservative activities of your life. It works for summer or winter, as it can easily be paired with a sweater and is not sheer. The colors- red and gray, are suitable for any season.
So what are you waiting for ladies? There are soirees, dark clubs and fun events that are begging for a mini dress. They are all hanging on the racks at your favourite stores, begging for you to buy! Vonvonni.com is constantly being updated with new fashions. A sneak peek at the Fall collections shows several wintery mini dresses!
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