Minimalistic party dresses are elegant and timeless
Fashion does not have to be over the top or involve crazy patterns and unusual blends of fabric in order to stand out. Minimalistic fashion represents a rebellion against unnecessary frills and what is known as “frou frou” [showy/ostentatious] culture and is also known as the cure against fashion fads. It is represented as being in line with classy, elegant clothing which can be worn over and over again, regardless of whether it is “in” fashion or not. Minimalistic party dresses therefore, are for those who enjoy investing in fashionable pieces and would like to make a statement with their ensemble without being outrageous.
One of the leaders in the minimalistic party dress design department is the inimitable Coco Chanel, whose quip about minimalism is on the lines of, “before leaving the house you should look in the mirror and take one accessory off” is as world famous as her monochrome tone suits and party dresses. The dresses may be mono or duo tone, but what makes them fashionable is the cut of the dress. Classic A line with either a round neck or scoop neck, accessorized with a single string of grey or white freshwater pearls and pearl stud earrings to match; Coco Chanel’s look is suitable for women of all ages and will suit a variety of formal events and get togethers. The objective of the minimalistic party dress as per the code of Chanel is to select one fabric, choose a cut, which flatters your figure, and select a single piece of statement Jewellery that will match your outfit.
Actresses such as Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence from “The Hunger Games”, and Gwyneth Paltrow have recently been spotted enjoying the minimalistic style of party dresses. All three have selected colors which one would not really associate with a minimalist fashion trend, since many make the mistake of equating “minimalist” with “monochrome”; Stone wears various shades of pastel while Lawrence enjoys neon, Paltrow goes a step further and embraces metallic shades which complement her hair. The actresses follow Calvin Klein’s three rules of minimalist fashion; color, cut, and accessories, and look beautiful, comfortable and confident in their minimalistic style party dresses.
Minimalistic party dresses can be exciting as well as classy, what counts is the cut and design of the dress, and the accessories, which go with it. The basic rules of selecting v-neck styles for shorter women and A line designs for taller women, still apply. What is of prime importance in regard to this style, is to ensure that the dress fits correctly, and flatters the wearer’s best assets.
Choosing a minimalistic party dress, which is flattering and suitable depends on one’s skin tone as well. As most fashion followers will state, the little black dress is by far the safest, classiest form of minimalistic party dress that one can find. However, it is also recommended to go for pastel shades as they are flattering for tanned skin tones, and are also in fashion. Feel free to invest in a number of minimalistic style party dresses for your wardrobe as they will always remain fashionable and can easily be worn over and over again.