Even if you’re a jeans and t-shirt girl, having a “just right” dress for that special occasion already in your closet can take off some unnecessary stress before the event.  I’ve compiled a list of ten of the most popular dresses that every woman should have in her wardrobe.

1. A Little Black Dress

Little Black Dress

This is probably the most popular of all dresses. Classic and timeless, this dress comes in a variety of styles, so every woman can choose the one that best fits her and her body type.

2. A Red Dress

Red Dress

Unlike a black dress, a red gown is created to make you stand out in the crowd. Such a dress will definitely make everyone stare at you in excitement and admiration. Without a doubt, every woman should own a red dress.

3. A Maxi Dress

Maxi Dress

It is believed that long dresses are strictly meant for tall women, but that’s a myth. In fact, floor-length dresses look amazing on everyone. Petite women should choose cut-out or gradient maxi dresses, while plus-sized women should stick to straight-cut gowns with a noticeable waistline.

4. A Sheath Dress

Sheath Dress

The beauty of a sheath dress is that it’s conservative yet feminine. It is designed to suit any occasion. You can choose to wear it for business events, or you can dress it up with bright jewelry for an evening out. Additionally, this type of dress fits everyone, no matter what body type you have.

5. An A-Line Dress

A Line Dress

The A-line dress is a simple loose-fitting trapeze dress that is narrower at the top and then flares gently toward the hemline. Such dresses look best on slim and petite figures as they emphasize a woman’s fragility and create an attractive silhouette. In addition, this type of dress can help you hide a larger lower body.

6. A Shirt Dress

Shirt Dress

The shirt dress was first introduced by Coco Chanel who transformed an ordinary men’s shirt into an elegant piece of women’s clothing. Such a dress can be worn both as a day outfit or in the evening. Moreover, you can dress it up for the office or wear it with skinny jeans.

7. A White Lace Dress

White Lace Dress

Lace has long been considered a luxury fabric, as only rich people used to be able to afford it. Wearing it makes every girl feel even more feminine and elegant. Such dresses are just perfect for parties or any social event you may have.

8. A Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

For those evening events when you want to look stylish and sexy, feel free to wear a cocktail dress. It is more comfortable and practical than a floor-length evening gown. Moreover, such a dress doesn’t limit or block your movements when you dance. Almost any dress on this list could qualify as a cocktail dress.  However, you will want to look dressier than most examples.  The above example is a perfect cocktail dress!

9. A Floor-Length Evening Gown

Floor Length Evening Gown

You might rarely pull out of your closet a floor-length evening gown, but you’ll want one on hand for special occasions. You can wear such a dress to any formal event, like a wedding, celebration, or official reception starting after 7 p.m.

10. A Cozy Everyday Dress

Cozy Everyday Dress

This simple, inexpensive, and comfortable dress is the perfect choice for everyday wear. Whether you are going to university, for a walk, or to a movie with your friends, this dress will keep you cozy and stylish all day long.

Check Out My “Dresses & Gowns” Pinterest Board for More Inspiration!