If there is one article of clothing that has witnessed and contributed to the evolution and revolution of women in history, that would be the dress. It may not be obvious to some but clothing, dresses in particular has become more than just a utility, it has worked as a woman’s weapon as she fights her way to the top in everything she does. The dress has become a symbol of the female specie and all of her facets - feminine, graceful, chic, and fierce. It has become so indispensable in a woman’s closet and life that fashion designer Ashley Lauren registered March 6 as National Dress Day. On this day, women from all walks of life celebrate dresses by sharing their photographs wearing their favorite dresses on social media sites with the #NationalDressDay.
"The dress has become a symbol
of the female specie & all of her facets
- feminine, graceful, chic, and fierce."
This Little Black Dress - always have one in your closet.
Dresses, indeed, have gone through a fascinating evolution - from the corsets and large petticoat skirts of the early centuries and all the way to Audrey Hepburn’s iconic black dress in the ‘50s and Diane Von Furstenberg’s timeless wrap dress in the ‘70s. Looking closely, these changes can be attributed to the continuous transformation of women in society. Women are not just housewives or mothers anymore, they have become entrepreneurs, CEOs, politicians, artists, and activists. And fashion has always been ready to compliment these transformations with new silhouettes, new fabrics and textiles, new prints, and new trends, making sure that slipping into these new roles is as effortless as slipping into a dress.
"Dresses, indeed, have gone through a fascinating evolution --
these changes can be attributed to the continuous transformation of women in society. "
Perfect for day wear...
Fashion is a form of expression and dresses have never been more diverse and versatile. There is a dress perfect for every woman, for every role. Take for example this NOBASIC classic black Circled Sheath Midi Dress, which can get a CEO through a big day in the office then straight to a dinner party. Pair this Floral Crochet Mini Dress with sneakers and go from school to the streets. A free-spirited artist can spend the day in the art studio in this easy Leia Silk Midi Dress then take an evening stroll or bike around the city in search for new inspirations. The combination of silhouette, length, and fabric of this Contract Crochet A Line Dress strikes a perfect balance between modesty and modernity, something every woman needs in her closet.
Look extra stunning in this two-toned blue dress.
It’s true what they say that what you wear is a reflection of who you are. And while dresses help women look their part, it’s worth noting that women also have the innate ability to elevate these dresses from mere fabrics and threads into something else - armor, living art, and identity. How about you, which dress are you looking at wearing today?