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Dress-ing to perfection

Adding some new frocks to your wardrobe this summer? Don’t settle for ordinary

We all know dresses are a girl’s best friend. We wear them to work, extravagant dinners, weddings and funerals — when it’s hot, and when it’s not. Dresses make life much easier, as they require minimal styling, and we love them for it. 

We’re now more than halfway through 2021, and dresses are coming back with a huge punch in design. From bold patterns to eye-catching cutouts, it’s prime time to try something out of the ordinary. And we’re in luck — brands are handing us the key to stylish yet effortless looks. 

Let’s take this Manning Cartell dress (via Rent The Runway) for a spin. This is no ordinary dress. First off, this cobalt blue color is amazing. The piece is made from a luxe snake “impression” jacquard fabric, which was so surprising when I received it. The material makes the dress 10 times better than what I was expecting. 

My favorite parts about this piece are the three-quarter length sleeves and crew neckline. It makes the dress unique. I haven’t seen this combo before, and it works! Not to mention, it has a bit of sexy on the side. This asymmetrical maxi has an adjustable cord to ensure a flattering, curve-hugging fit, and I love it. This is how a dress should fit and feel! 

Whatever dress you choose, it should be comfortable, but also offer immaculate style and personality. This dress spoke more than I did when I wore it. 

When you’re out and about shopping for dresses, look for some key factors. Is it comfortable? Is it different from anything you’ve seen before? Is it bold and classic enough that you can wear it year after year, and, most importantly, do you feel amazing when you wear it? 

I hope this encourages you to try new dress styles that complement your body and personality. Don’t let it be just an ordinary dress! 


Jasmine Ball is a Mississippi fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. Connect with her via Instagram (Miss_Ball23), her blog site (www.theball-post.com) or by email at theballpost1@gmail.com.

Written by Jasmine Ball

Jasmine Ball is a Mississippi fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. Connect with her via Instagram (Miss_Ball23), her blog site (www.theball-post.com) or by email at theballpost1@gmail.com.

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