The details of embroidered dresses add dimension and texture to your look. An embroidered dress offers many options for dressy or casual occasions, and the classic look of embroidery is a timeless choice. Though a floral embroidered dress seems to be the most prevalent style, there are other options when it comes to adding a dynamic piece to your wardrobe.
What are some embroidered dress designs to look for?
- Floral - The most popular type of embroidered dress is the floral dress. A rose embroidered dress makes a statement with red roses that pop against a black embroidered dress, or pink flowers against a white dress. Some floral versions are multicolored and some offer embroidered in a solid color, depending on your preference. Floral designs are feminine and fashionable.
- Birds - Exotic and colorful birds bring a Zara embroidered dress to life. Combined with embroidered flowers or alone, birds add a bit of whimsy to embroidery and work well for casual looks. Birds are cute on sundresses, such as one shoulder or halter dresses with neckline or sleeve detailing.
- Patterns - If it's not a bird or flowers, chances are embroidery dresses feature patterns, such as a fleur de lis design, tribal prints, leaves, scallops, or chevron stripes.
What fabric options are there for embroidered dresses?
- Denim - Casual with an added bit of visual interest, an embroidered denim dress adds excitement to this everyday fabric. Select from styles like shirt dresses, sundresses, or cute off the shoulder designs with an embroidered ruffle. Sleeve embroidery stands out, or embroidered designs along a neckline.
- Cotton - Perfect for daily wear for any occasion, the comfort of cotton gets a face lift with embroidery. There are many styles to choose from depending on your personal preference, and cotton is not only easy to wear but simple to care for, making a cotton embroidered dress a must-have for any woman's wardrobe.
- Polyester - With a dressier look than cotton and denim, a polyester embroidered dress works for a semi-formal or formal occasion, or you could even pair one with boots and tights and wear it to work. Details like an embroidered hemline or embroidered mesh overlay keep these dresses in demand for women who want to add drama to their look in a subtle way.
- Lace - Delicate and dressy, embroidered lace dresses offer an alternative to traditional lace looks. Embroidered designs over luxurious lace adds even more elegance to a formal dress, and has a brocade look and feel to it.
What are some embroidered dress styles?
- Midi - A dress that hits right at the middle of the calf, a midi dress is a good length for many women. Not too long and not too short, midi dresses work well for dressy or casual occasions and flatter every figure and every height.
- Swing - Flowing and fun to twirl in, swing dresses have a loose, flared skirt and a defined waist. Embroidered swing dresses come in formal or laid-back styles and are a flattering alternative to a tighter-fitting dress.
- Maxi - Floor-length styles, also known as maxi dresses, often hit right at the ankles. These dresses work for any occasion depending on the fabric of the dress and the style. They usually fit taller women better than shorter women due to the amount of fabric.
- Mini - Short, sassy embroidered mini dresses come to the mid-thigh and typically cater to younger women. This length works well for prom dresses or sundresses and has a youthful look. Most mini dresses have a nipped in waist and either a bodycon design or an A-line look.