The house dress
It's the modern muumuu. This dress you throw on for comfort, especially when the mercury starts to rise to uncomfortable temperatures. It should be light and airy and as comfortable as sweats and a T-shirt. Don't spend a fortune for this dress but do search out a style and color that suits you, just in case you need to run to the grocery store or head to the park with your kiddos.
The bombshell dress
This dress, no matter when you put it on, makes you feel beautiful, strong and empowered. This dress should hug the curves you love and hide the lumps and bumps you don't. It needs to look good not only when you approach but also when you exit, so be sure to check your 360. If you're lucky enough to find this dress on discount, kudos. Otherwise, don't hesitate to spend a little more. The cost will pay off when you can skip the drama of what you're going to wear because your bombshell dress is waiting for you.
The day dress
This is the dress you wear when you're out and about, window-shopping the boutiques, hitting an outdoor concert or having lunch on a rooftop. This dress must be comfortable and functional. You need to be able to sit and move about, but look and feel stylish. It should not be fussy but should still have details that celebrate your personal style.
The sporty dress
I am not a fan of shorts but I am active, especially when the sun is out. Instead of shorts, you'll find me in sporty dresses. You can find stylish options at any athletic apparel boutique. The styles I prefer usually have shorts built in, hidden under the skirt so I can bike with my kids, play tennis with my husband or go for a run without worrying that anything I don't want to be exposed will be.