How to style Forever 21 Dresses
Forever 21 does not come to mind for most women over 30. It’s a teeny bopper store to most adults, but you can learn how to style Forever 21 dresses in a way that’s presentable for the responsible adult.
Yes we all know about Forever 21. Yes we’ve all been to Forever 21. Yes we’ve all bought something from the chain … at some point. But there comes a time when you simply stop shopping there. It happens around the time you get a job and stop going to the club every single time its doors open.
However, mama didn’t raise no fool and Forever 21 has trendy and cute items that you grab and get out the door with, all while keeping your bank account in order.
Forever 21 is not where you go to buy quality, long lasting items that will become staples in your wardrobe. It’s a quick and easy fix for those times when you’re in a pinch but you have to get something to wear.
There are some tricks to doing Forever 21 right. I’m going to share the ones I know about with you. Consider this your guide on
How to style Forever 21 dresses
Keep in mind that sizes are not what they seem. Generally speaking, sizing is a joke. You can be a size 4 in one store, walk across the mall to a different store and incredible Hulk out of a size 4 and fit perfectly into a size 8. The same goes for Forever 21. There is one rule that seems stable when it comes to styling Forever 21 dresses:
- Go up a size or two – the material used is not the sturdiest and the seams are not meant to be durable.
- Grab the waist band and pull horizontally. This gives you a bit of an idea about how much or how little give you’ll have once you put the dress on
The cut of the dresses in Forever 21 are from another world. Each garment is different, too. While some sleeves are wider than necessary, others could only fit the arm of a lizard through them. You have to be careful here, because the cut is everything.
- Look for dresses with openings and wide waists.
Real openings. Not the faux openings you’ll find on a lot of their tops. You want a dress that isn’t cut too deep and that has a legitimate zipper or button down the front.
- Wider cuts with waistlines that are not too defined work better. Snug cut waistlines will have you gasping for air. They have zero give. Choose wisely.
Be careful that the opening isn’t too deep. Plummeting necklines are what 22 years old club goers are looking for and Forever 21 doesn’t like to disappoint its key demographic.
This is the most important tip. Forever 21 dresses can have extremely high cut slits, very deep plunging necklines and lots of open backs and off the shoulder style elements.
- Check for styles that expose too much skin.
- Hold the dress up and check the arms, hemline, neckline and back.
The fabric of the dresses can sometimes make them hang on a hanger is such a way that masks some of these type design extras. Be careful to look before you leap. There are times when you can wear undergarments that hide things like this, but it’s a Forever 21 dress. You don’t want to put too much time and effort into it. The point is that it’s quick and easy.
I hope you find these tips helpful and may you go forth and be enlightened on how to style Forever 21 dresses. To see a video on styling tips to elevate the style of a Forever 21 dress, watch the video below.
Until next time…bye!