Dresses are one of the most versatile wardrobe pieces and there happens to be one for every kind of occasion. Although there are new trends that come along with every new season, there are a few classic styles that are evergreen and look effortlessly chic. The secret lies in investing in styles that can be worn repeatedly by dressing them up or down to suit the occasion. To help you get started, we’ve listed down five must-have dresses that every woman should own. From formal to casual styles, these dresses are just what you need.

A Little Black Dress

No matter your age, an LBD has been popular ever since we can remember. From dinner dates to a last-minute cocktail party, it can get through most occasions and can be styled with unique accessories. Available in different designs, patterns, and lengths, you can choose one according to your preference. We suggest you opt for something simple with minimal detailing. This will help you style it differently every single time.

A Midi Dress

The hemline of a midi dress falls below the knee or mid-calf and hence gets its name. This silhouette remains a popular choice and is available in a variety of prints and patterns. From a wrap midi that’s perfect for brunch to a satin midi that makes for an elegant wedding guest outfit, this is one dress you’ll absolutely love. You can also pair a casual midi dress with a structured blazer and put together a stylish desk to dinner look.

A Shirt Dress

The simple yet stylish shirt dress is perfect for work as well as the weekend. You can layer it with necklaces under the collar and slip into casual mules for a chic off-duty look. Available in solid colours and prints, it’s chic, stylish and is here to stay.

A Floral Dress

If there’s one colourful print that forever remains a favourite, it has got to be florals. Bold florals, micro florals, dark florals or pastel florals, there’s a certain kind of floral print for everyone and every style. Find one that suits you best. It could be an A-line silhouette, sheath dress, midi, maxi or a strappy summer dress too.

An Evening Dress

For those black tie and cocktail events, having one fail-proof evening dress that serves the purpose is what you should invest in before it’s too late. You surely don't want to be stuck in a last-minute frenzy and so, choose something that is a statement piece yet comfortable to move around in.