When you're out and about walking through the crowds at local shopping malls, the odds are that you've rubbed elbows in the line with some very wealthy women. It's often hard to tell how much a person is worth by the clothes that they wear unless you are brand conscious. The wealthy typically dress simply because it's more comfortable for them. This doesn't mean that the clothing is cheap. Often the sneakers cost in the hundreds as do the jeans, tops and other accessories, but they don't always stand out. When it comes to the dress styles that wealthy women wear, they are often trendy and made by the most popular designers in the industry. Some are elaborate and others are a bit more understated, depending on the intended occasion. Here of the five most common types of dresses that the wealthy wear for your enjoyment.
Theory belted black velvet dress
This dress is one that will set you back $435, but it's not overdone. It's a simple black dress made in velvet materials with clean lines in a belted style. This is a dress that you're likely to see a wealthy woman wear at a cocktail party or other event, particularly for holiday celebrations that are considered to be on the moderate side of dressy. Not quite casual, but just enough class to qualify as a dress that is suitable for dressy occasions, especially those held in the winter months. The velvet material is matched with viscose/silk and tonal satin trim. This is a classic dress style that the wealthy wear.
Alessandra Rich Ruffled silk-blend taffeta mini dress
This is another popular style among the wealthy. Whether it's Alessandra Rich or another designer, the basic style is what they really love to wear. It's the quintessential party dress that is suitable for ultra dressy events that are intended to be fun with a party like atmosphere. The style is sexy and it reveals skin in all the right places with a graceful drop off the shoulders and vamp crisscrossed straps. Taffeta material is a popular choice for dresses in this style because it makes them fun to wear for the younger crowd of wealthy women.
Adrianna Papell Embellished Lace Gown
The full-length embellished lace gown has never gone out of style for the wealthy. This is a style that is most commonly worn to formal events. They're worn in a variety of colors depending on the individual tastes of the lady wearing them. The most popular colors chosen though are black, the burgundies and occasionally blues or greens. The more intricate lace embellishments are the real drawing card because they give the apparel a sense of being one of a kind, even though there are hundreds of them in circulation.
Penelope Glitter Formal High Low Dress
The high-low style dress is also one that you see the wealthy wearing frequently to special events. It has a fun cutaway that gives it the appearance of a short dress in the front and a mid to longer length in the back. This style has been in vogue with the wealthy for about a decade and designers are coming up with new twists in their application of materials and embellishments, but the basics of the style remain the same. Since it has made its appearance about 20 years ago, this has been a versatile style from which many popular variations have arisen.
Mesh Round neck mini dress
This form-fitting mini dress with an obvious fitted design is a popular style among the wealthy. When this type of dress is purchased it is usually custom tailored to fit the precise measurements of the woman wearing it. It's a classic style that reveals the contours of the body and it has a subtle sexiness without going overboard and crossing into the risque. It's a popular choice and although this example is shown in a mesh material, which is a favorite, it's offered in many different material types and design variations.
Written by Benjamin Smith
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