Us girls LOVE dresses. Afterall, they make us look so pretty and oh-so feminine. Though most of them are really easy to wear, some of them can be a little tricky to sport. Afterall, we all have been stuck in situations where we want to go short, but don’t know how to. So here’s a list of important dos and don’ts of wearing a mini dress that you definitely need to know!
1. DO Wear Cycling Shorts Under Your Dress
No matter how cute they look, short dresses are prone to a lot of wardrobe malfunctions. If wind decides to go against you, you could become a victim of a Marilyn Monroe moment. As a part of your prevention plan, ALWAYS wear cycling shorts under your dress. Not only will they make you feel comfortable, but also won’t let your underwear show.
2. DON’T Wear A ‘Very Fitted’ Dress!
Your dress should be snug enough to fit you at all the right places but not so tight that it borders on unflattering or looks like you’re trying too hard. If your dress is too tight, it will move up your thighs as you sit or move, which is so uncomfortable. Look for dresses with a proper fit. It is advisable to go short or tight, but not both!
3. DO Wear Thigh High Boots!
Image: Sonam Kapoor on InstagramIf you are worried about showing too much skin, then wearing thigh high boots with your mini dresses are a great way to look chic without going OTT! You can also try pairing mini sweater dresses with thigh high boots. The trend is really in this season and will also keep you warm in the chilly winters.
4. DON’T Wear Too Many Accessories
Your legs are your biggest accessory when you’re wearing a mini dress. Let them be the center of attention and keep the rest of your accessories simple. Groom your legs well and shine on, ladies!
5. DO Balance Your Proportions!
Image: Bipasha Basu on InstagramIf you’re wearing a dress that is showing off a lot of your legs, try keeping the other parts of your body covered. The key is to balance out the proportions of the look and not make it too revealing. This is a good trick to keep in mind to stay classy in whatever you wear.
6. DON’T Let The Panty Lines Show
Panty lines can totally kill a fabulous look, even when you’re wearing a stunning mini dress. Wear seamless underwear or shapewear to avoid this annoying problem.
7. DO Wear Tights Under Your Dress!
Wearing tights under dresses is one of the best ways to wear minis in winters. Not only will they keep you warm, but will also make you look super stylish. Dark stockings also make your legs look slender and longer, and who doesn’t want that?! You can choose from a variety of styles including fishnets, sheer, lace etc. Just add a pair of boots/heels and you’ll be great to go!
8. DON’T Wear A Sheer/See-Through Dress!
Mini dresses tend to show a lot of skin anyway. So avoid sheer fabrics if you don't wanna go OTT.
9. DO Choose The Right Length
The definition of short can vary from person to person. The ideal length is right below your fingertips, when you place your arm on the sides - try not to go shorter than that. Not only will the right length keep you comfortable but will complement your body too.
10. DON’T Be Conscious!
Ladies, in the end it’s all about how you carry yourself. If you get conscious and keep pulling your dress down to cover your legs, it can ruin your look. Don’t wear a dress that you aren’t comfortable in. Remember to be confident and strut around in style!Internal Images: Shutterstock