It is rare that the paths of fashion and comfort converge. Somehow, the latest fashion trends from bandeau dresses to killer heels seem to be created with the sole purpose of causing as much discomfort to our poor bodies as possible. Unfortunately, this means that if you crave cozy clothing, you either have to dress in unstylish baggy clothing or live with the pain of fashion forward choices. Thankfully, there are still some outfits out there that find a compromise between comfort and cuteness. Here are the five staples you need in your closet:
The best features of a maxi dress is that it is loose and long while still being oh-so-stylish. These long-flowing beauties are perfect because, depending on the style, can be worn for a casual outing or for a more formal event. Especially in summer, these dresses are perfect for beating the heat. If you want to up the glam factor on your maxi dress, choose one with a halter or elaborate neckline. Dresses with embellishments or slits will also translate well for a night-time event.
Ditch the Heels
It does not matter how good high heels look – squished toes and sharp, shooting pain up your legs are just not worth it. Luckily there are many trendy substitutes for this pain-inducer. Ballet flats are super-feminine and there are so many styles that you are bound to find a pair as elegant as heels. Sandals are also an excellent alternative. Straps and jewels make these shoes pretty and just as eye-catching as high heels. If you still want the height that heels provide, wedges are a safer and more stable option. With a thick heel, this shoe will boost you up without threatening to bring you crashing down.
Does anything feel better than a pair of loose, comfy drawstring pants? Unfortunately, for too long these pants have been delegated as home wear. Luckily, a few style vamps have these cozy trousers back on the runway. A few tips for pulling off drawstring pants – wear darker colours to add a touch of contrast, wear linen so that the pants looks less homey, and pair a cuffed pair of drawstrings with stylish shoes.
Jumpsuits are the perfect choice for anyone who wants to look sophisticated but doesn’t want to deal with the hassle of rib-crushing gowns. Jumpsuits are loose both on the torso for comfort and the bottom while being cinched in at the waist. You can dress up your jumpsuit by having an interesting neckline and straps as well as throwing on a wide studded or bejeweled belt for added effect.
Skin tight blouses can be no fun especially if they are revealing in all the wrong places. Tops like kaftans and peasant blouses are the perfect solution for comfort if you like loose-fitting clothing. To add some structure to your outfit, wear these shirts with tighter bottoms so that you avoid looking frumpy. You can also give the tops some shape by wearing a belt around your ribs.