Dare to bare in a mini dress!
Got a fabulous pair of legs? A short dress is the best way to show them off! If you're scared to try a mini, don't be: With the right accessories and styling, short dresses can be a real confidence builder. For newbies to the world of mini dresses, it's better to ease yourself in. Short doesn't have to mean tight, so forget the bodycon styles for the moment. If you have an hourglass or pear-shaped figure, look for a dress that emphasises your waist; if you're a rectangle or apple shape, you could try a 60s-style shift. This is short, cute, but not too tight – a great way to get started in the world of minis! You also might want to experiment with mini dresses in winter. This way, you can throw on a pair of opaque tights and keep your legs covered up.
How to keep a short dress looking classy
Mini dresses always run the risk of looking trashy, so here's how to keep yours on the right side of that thin line. Think about how you'll accessorise your dress. If you're wearing a mini dress by day, then it's a good idea to pair it with a long-cut cardigan or jacket. Your jacket hem should finish below your dress. This is a fun, relaxed look that ensures you'll stay cute and flirty, rather than full-on sexy. You can try wearing a short dress with flats, too; choose a pretty pair of sandals for a nice summery look, or go with colourful tights and ankle boots for an edgier winter style.
Dressing up mini dresses for a big night out
A short dress can be seriously eye-catching if you wear it after dark! Again, style it with care to keep it looking classy. You'll want to avoid a very low neckline. Your legs are already on display, so let them grab the attention, rather than trying to show off your cleavage, too. Higher heels will elongate your legs, and if you're out in the evening, then it's time to wear them! Keep the rest of your accessories simple, to avoid them clashing with your eye-catching dress: Either a necklace or a pair of earrings, but not both. If you're going to show off your pins, then make sure you have a tan – either real or fake. Very white, pasty legs are never a good accessory!