It’s Dresstivus For The Rest Of Us: The Dresses to Save Hot Girl Summer
Santa, forgive us our trespasses. Another holiday season is fast approaching and we’re no more prepared than we have been any other year. Time is passing and that gifting list isn’t getting any shorter, the worrying absence of wrapping paper isn’t any less palpable and Mariah Carey’s five octave range triggers anxiety almost as badly as your 6am alarm.
When hot girl summer feels further away than ever and a Christmas sweater is a cry for help, it’s easy to lose sight of the present. Times of stress-dressing see us resorting to pyjamas and the unkempt look that only this time of year can provide. This year we’re aiming to curb that feeling altogether. Don’t fall victim to the festive tropes of slovenly fits. This dresstive season, Glue Store has the styles to make you stand out. Envision and create your own hot girl summer. No matter if the weather outside is frightful, these dresses are delightful.
This season we’re dreaming of a Euro trip long overdue. For this reason, styles inspired by the European summer are dominating. Delicate floral prints ring of a summer spent picking lemons in Sorrento and eating pizza in a converted seaside palazzo. Square necklines complimented by thin tie-up straps or short sleeves with frilled hems add that European flair to the perfect summer silhouette. So it’s perfectly acceptable, encouraged even, that you wear these while strolling mysteriously along the beach, gazing longingly at the horizon.
Slip dresses riff on simple and sleek silhouettes with the added appeal of luxe fabrications that feel as good as they look. Thin, barely-there straps enhance the gentle drape of the fabric and classic necklines. This one’s a head turner, and so are you. It was meant to be.
Maxi dresses exist in their own category. Inherently stylish, endlessly versatile, they encapsulate everything that is idealised about the festive season. Cosy Christmas movies about found families, falling in love and children defending their homes from burglars all spring to mind. Embrace the chaos of the silly season with your own personal comedy of errors in this classy style.
Ok, so you want to wear a dress but you also want to flout some social conventions while you’re at it. You’re cool and alternative. We get it. T-shirt dresses were practically made for you. And they are practical. Slouchy and casual, t-shirt dresses are the ideal relaxed and easy-to-care-for style this dresstive season. Display a bold graphic print or boast a terry towelling fabrication to remind people just who they’re dealing with.
You are a Renaissance artwork so why don’t you start dressing like one? Midi dresses are cut at a flattering mid-calf length that harks back to a period in history when dress design was becoming more about accentuating the female form than covering it up. There is very little a midi can’t do. For one, you can climb stairs without having to hold your dress down or hitch the skirt up. Simple necklines and detailed flowy sleeves cut a flattering figure for when you sit for your portrait - sorry, family photo. Just don’t forget to Mona Lisa smile for the camera.
The original figure-hugging silhouette, bodycon dresses are a no-brainer when it comes to picking at fit that will accentuate your figure. In a range of fabrications with creative accents such as drawstrings, shirring, tie-up details, cut outs, and button-through fronts this dress is for the stylish majority. Find one to compliment your personality and drive your rate of compliments received sky-high.
This is the dress to make you stand out from the crowd. Knit fabrications are just that little bit more luxurious than their humbler counterparts and have a cosy vibe reminiscent of Love Actually, Miracle on 34th Street, and The Polar Express. They’re stretchy and comfortable and make you feel like a real grown up, which will help you feel more in control during the silly season.
The dresstive season is already upon us. As the countdown to the holidays wears on and the social occasions stack up, be ready for joy and good cheer with a dress to mark the end of the year. As the song goes, “Hark the herald angels sing… something something, dressed in style.”
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