Bright solid color dresses are something that is lacking in my wardrobe. I do have little black dresses that I love. There´s also a navy blue halter dress in solid color that is cute but which I´ve worn only twice.
Yet bright solid color dresses? I don´t have any. This realization only dawned on me very recently when I did a quick inventory of my closet. I have way, way more prints than solids – whether it´s dresses, tops and blouses, or skirts.
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It´s clear how much I adore bright prints. But if all I have are printed, there´s an imbalance in my wardrobe. Doing an inventory helped me identify which pieces to invest next to make my wardrobe more balanced.
So I started thinking, why am I not drawn to solid color dresses even the bright ones?
The answer is pretty clear – I find them a little less creative. But is it really the truth?
In this post I try to answer that question. Can a solid colored dress still be stunning and creative? Indeed, it can!
In fact, what I discovered about solid color pieces is that they can easily look more elegant than the printed ones. It´s probably because „less is more“
To combat my false belief that bright solid color pieces are less creative than the printed ones, I focus on the fit, the fabric, and the details of the dress. Let´s examine these solid pieces below.
1. Look for interesting details and texture.
The light green color of this dress is eye-catching. If this color matches your skintone, hair and eye color, you will surely glow in this dress.
Everything about this dress creates a flattering finesse. It has short flutter sleeves. The asymmetric hem is a tease, revealing only a leg. And the D ring belt at waist is both stylish and practical. It helps create a waist while bringing the look together with polished elegance.
The dress also boosts a subtly textured finish, which adds interest to the its overall look.
There´s definitely nothing that´s boring about this dress. Instead, it´s captivating and stunning.
2. Choose the Right Shade of Pink.
This dress is all about its fabulous color. I love its shade of bright pink.
Personally, when it comes to pink I am very choosy. I find that some vibrant shades of pink are overused, or abused, so that they end up looking cheap.
But this shade of bright pink is something that I love. I have this particular pink as a sweater and a top.
If you have the legs, go strut your legs and twirl. Otherwise this frock will look great with black opaque tights and pointed-toe, low-vamp stilettos heels as well.
Next to color I also love its lace panelling which makes the dress look luxurious. Take not that aside from its lace panels and skater shape there´s not much detail in this dress, and yet it still look striking.
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3. Go for a Powerful Yet Feminine Frock.
This bright blue dress looks grown up. So if you´ve outgrown dresses that look cute and you´re now into powerful yet still feminine pieces, this is something that you should really check out.
Its midi length is sophisticated. The loose flowing sleeves add a relaxed element to its bodycon silhouette. And the knotted wrap detail on the waist is a modern recreation of the iconic wrap dress.
Whether it´s for a business meeting or a special occasion with affluent people, this bright solid color dress will make a mark.
4. Try a One-Shoulder Drap Dress.
This dress is so glamorous it´s selling out like hotcake. But why not? Elegantly draped from one shoulder with a gentle wrap-over hem, and a sexy yet sophisticated cinch at the waist, this dress is a diva.
There´s stilla few sizes left. So if you love it, check it out if your size is still available.
5. The Power Red.
This is a powerful bodycon dress with elegant hem-length and sexy slit at the back. If red is your color (like mine), then this fitted dress in bright red will make for a gorgeous addition to your power dresses collection.
I no longer wear a body con dress as is since my middle twenties. I always layer it with a nice jacket.
6. Be Sultry and Fun.
This dress is both trendy and girly, but still well out together. It has a rich tone of blue which is lovely to the eyes.
If you´re into sophisticated, sultry and fun silhouettes, then you must love this bardot frill knitted skater dress. It´s also available in yellow.
7. Modest yet Sexy.
This bright red midi dress has a sophisticated modest appeal. But once you turn your back, it´s open-back, wrap style is eye-catching.
It´s super elegant if worn with heels, but will also look great with trainers.
If elegant simplicity is your aim, remember that you can still look creative and stunning in a simple and sophisticated bright solid color dresses as long as you pay attention to the right color, fit, beautiful fabric and textures, as well as gorgeous detailing.