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Closet Goals: A Yellow Dress For Every Occasion

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Closet Goals: A Yellow Dress For Every Occasion

Finding a dress to wear on various occasions can be quite a chore and in this season for bright colours, finding the perfect yellow dress can be even more taxing. When thinking of what dress to wear for any outing, one must be sure that the dress style fits the occasion.

As a Style Raven, you don’t want to be caught wearing a dinner dress to the beach or showing up at any occasion in the wrong outfit. With summer upon us in the Western world and the continuous rains back here in Nigeria and most of West Africa, a yellow dress is just perfect to infuse colour and positive energy to your day.

Certain outfits flatter certain body types, weather and occasions, so it can be overwhelming to try and tackle the choices alone. That’s why we have curated a list of rave-worthy yellow gowns to inspire you.

Here’s how to style a yellow dress for any occasion…

One-sided off shoulder dress

How to style a yellow dress

Tolu Bally – @tolubally

This is a versatile dress that can be worn with the shoulders in place or worn just like above to show off a shoulder without revealing too much. This is a great style for those who want to exhibit their shoulders and arms but don’t want the commitment of a strapless look. When paired with heels as designer Tolu Bally did, you can wear it for a bridal or baby shower or any other casual event.


Bardot dress

How to style a yellow dress

Cynthia Andrew – @simplycyn

The Bardot dress was named after French actress and singer Bridgette Bardot. There is a sense of relaxed sophistication about this dress style and every woman should own one. The dress comes with a sleeve that sits just below the shoulders, giving the impression that you’ve slipped the sleeves off just a little! If you are on vacation with friends or the boo, this is a perfect dress to go about town in. Fashion blogger Cynthia Andrew added a hat to protect her face from the sun. Hey, no SR girl wants to be sunburned!

Long sleeve dress

Damilola – @edaowofashion

This dress complete with a collar is perfect for church or even work – if wearing such bright colours is not a problem at your place of work. Long sleeve dresses come in a variety of silhouettes, so no matter what style you’re after, there is something perfect for you!

A dress like this is ideal for those who wish to keep their arms covered. Love how fashion blogger Damilola styled hers with a hat and nude shoes to soften the bright hue a tad.


Slip maxi dress

How to style a yellow dress

Sonia Belo – @munich_g

The slip dress is one that you can dress up or down with a pair of barely-there heels or thong sandals. But this combination with flats is just perfect for running around or going shopping on a hot summer afternoon. Most girls will agree that a slip dress is a must-have for their summer closet. Be sure to lather on some sunscreen to protect your skin.

The sundress

Chic Ama – @chicamastyle

The sundress provides a feminine look that is more comfortable than a skirt and blouse. As usual, whatever length you choose is just perfect. This is one of the best investments you can make in a dress for Summer. To dress up or down your dress, opt for heels or flats depending on where you are off to.

You can wear this for a wedding anniversary party with a more formal clutch or on a fancy date if you’re holding a purse like mega influencer Chi Ama’s. And if you’re headed somewhere where the AC may be on full blast, a cardigan or a blazer would just be perfect. Hey, your date can help you hold. Wink*


Mono-strap dress

Nicky Hilton – @invogue_ua

The mono-strap dress is a type of asymmetric dress with a single shoulder. Maxi or midi? Whatever the length you choose, you’ll definitely make a statement. The asymmetry of the garment will attract attention for all the right reasons; you’ll look just as stunning as Nicky Hilton! This look is perfect as a wedding guest look.

Strapless dinner dress

Lily Aldridge – @lilyaldridge

This is the perfect dress to show off those gorgeous shoulders gracefully. The dress is one that relies on your body’s contour to keep up. The draped details add a sense of sophisticated elegance to it.

This could be worn by a bride as a reception dress, for an award event like the Oscars or AMVCA or by any Style Raven who has just been invited to a cocktail party or a high-class dinner. Cheers! – champagne glasses clinking*

Which of these yellow dresses do you love most and how would you style yours?

Photo Credit: IG | As Captioned


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