Top Reasons To Wear Short Dresses

Last updated on : June 29 2021

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Article Summary

Wearing sexy short dresses is not for the faint-hearted. You need confidence in your legs, your complexion, and to know your style. It's about being flirty, simple, and to the point.

Short dresses don't leave much to the imagination (in most cases) and are meant to keep you fresh while ensuring you are visually hot and spicy.

With all that said, here are a few solid reasons to wear this continually trending style. Plus some other pointers to help you pull off this look.

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Why Wear Short Dresses?

How to Wear a Short Dress



Why Wear Short Dresses? 

To Show Off Sexy Skin

short dress showing skin

Backless bandage dresses amp up the skin appeal

Are you thinking of wearing a short dress? Be inspired by Rihanna's sultry song Skin. She sings, "The mood is set, so you already know what's next..."

Set a mood that is fresh, flirty and fun by showing off your legs in a short hemline.

We know very little about why men are attracted to women's legs. But there is no doubt how much time the average male devotes to gazing at them. 

If you're looking to make a statement, or perhaps get an admiring glance from your new hot date, showing some leg might be the way to go.  

To Make A Style Statement

Never fall behind the fashion curve (it's so 1999 when you do).

Personal style today is not just about what's trending, it's about being unique and quirky in your own right. It's about your style and bending the rules.

Dresses with high and exciting hemlines evoke a style all their own and add drama, flair, and polish to any wardrobe. Yes, they are bold and risky. But isn't that half the fun? 

Make the look your own by wearing flats instead of heels. With short skirts, flats often lengthen your legs so try them out to see the impact on you. 

Also, ensure you have a proper fit. You don't want to spend all your moments tugging your dress down. The hem should flow naturally and fit you well, without exposing anything unnecessary or requiring manual adjustment. Check for visible panty lines too and change your underwear if necessary. 

Lastly, look for proportion. If you're exposing your legs, try covering your arms to find a balance, and to make you feel less exposed. However, to add extra oomph, go for a deep plunge neckline. The combination is a double punch.  

sexy red bandage dress

Short and red is stylish and powerfully hot with a plunging neckline.

For Comfort And Freshness

Being comfortable is the necessary foundation of all style today. 

Gone are the days where your feet had to hurt all day because you decided to wear your favorite pair of sexy heels. 

In a shorter dress, you are mobile, agile, and comfortable. Your legs get a gentle breeze that keeps you fresh in the heat.

pink bandage dress

Flared dresses are the pinnacle of fresh 

Every time you put on an above the knee dress you experience a cooling sensation that gives you a constant flow of refreshing air. Breathe relaxed all day in an A-line style or a sassy lace number for a variety of venues ranging from soirees to lunches.

Being fresh is not merely about the physical; it's about knowing that your style is unique and that what you wear is a direct reflection of who you are. 

To Take More On Vacation

Packing for vacation can be tiresome. So take along light and breezy summer dresses, or skin-tight minis to enjoy lighter bags without compromising your style.

Whether you find yourself on the road for numerous days or going for a weekend, a shorter dress or skirt set takes up less room. So you can expand your wardrobe or bring home souvenirs for family or friends.

short two piece bandage dress

Two-piece bandage dresses are vacation versatile. Wear as a set or separates. 

To Be Attractive, Feminine And Sensual

Short dresses are sensual and enjoyable to wear for dates and anniversaries. 

Opt for a nude color or a pink bandage dress to give the illusion of being completely naked (so risky yet flattering on many body types). Or try a two-piece number that hits just below your knees. 

Being attractive is the goal for us all — what better way than to put on a simple dress that shows off your gorgeous legs and figure. Whether you opt for a form-fitting style or prefer something with more of a flow or ruffle, you feel beautiful and dainty.

Short styles evoke a sweetness that tempts every man into brave and heroic. Don't believe me? Put on one and watch how many men run to open your door. Every ounce of you screams "I'm a girl, and I love it."

nude two piece bandage dress

A nude or pink bandage is ultra sensuous  

For Versatility

If the sun isn't shining, you can still put on a short dress without hesitation. Tights have made a dramatic comeback allowing plenty of variation. Pair your dress with textured, print, or colored tights or merely opt for footless leggings to keep warm in colder months.

short sweetheart bandage dress

A white bandage dress with sweetheart neckline is innocently attractive  

How to Wear a Short Dress 

Top Reasons to Wear Short Dresses, How To Wear Short Dresses, Infographic

Match your body type

The key to pulling off any look today is to wear what is flattering to your body type. Choose a style that makes your toosh pop, shoulders look kissable, and your legs toned so that you are confident when you step outside (confidence is a significant greatest accessory). 

If you think your legs are not good enough for a short dress, try stockings. Stockings are a confidence booster and will help you get rid of the worries.

Always pick a properly fitting dress

Loose fitting clothes add ten pounds to your look, tighter clothes make you look "stuffed" into your attire. Giving the illusion of a few more pounds as well.

Going a size up or down can do the trick. If you're stuck, consider a fit and flare dress which are often in-between. 

Remember too that short dresses come with risks. Too short and you can end up in a moment you'd prefer to avoid. If necessary try boy shorts boy shorts under your dress for added confidence, allowing you to walk and sit with more ease.

Watch horizontal stripes

It's a fundamental law. Anything with horizontal lines is guaranteed to make you look two sizes bigger. If you must (and I mean must) don horizontal stripes try vertical bottoms if you have longer legs or vertical tops if you have a longer torso.

Try a belt

Why more women don't wear waist belts is beyond me. Belts flatter most body types and look adorable with almost all dress styles.

If you are more of a triangular shape place your belt slightly below your bust for a defined waistline. If you are rectangular shaped, wear your belt on your lower hips to create the appearance of a longer torso. Or higher on your waist for the illusion of longer legs. 

Avoid large prints

If you are a fan of trendy clothing stores, you have likely noticed that large prints have been making a comeback - unfortunately. And as cute as they are, if you don't want to look 10 pounds heavier, you might want to skip out on larger prints and stick with solid or "flowing prints" instead.

The best styles for any body type rarely involve large chunky prints of any sort. If you must wear a dress that has large prints pair it with heels or pumps so that the design has more space to show off.

Wear heels

A simple and cost-effective way to enhance your body type is to wear heels.

Ever notice that celebrities are rarely seen on stage or performing in flats? There is a reason. Heels lift you off the ground, improve posture, give you toned, sexy legs, and shape up your toosh - naturally. 

A variety of shoe pads and cushions on the market today make heels more comfortable to wear. So it's a good idea to experiment with some.

Heels with straps are more comfortable to walk in (if you are a newbie to the thought). Wedges give you more surface to balance on and are suitable for long periods of walking. 

Do keep in mind that as a general rule if you have long legs choosing heels with straps provides a subtle sex appeal. If you have short legs, consider strapless as they give the illusion of your legs going on forever. 

If your calves are thick and muscular, consider wedges as they offer a slimming effect on certain body types worth exploring.

Remember that darker heeled wedges or colorful pumps will have the most slimming effect on your legs.

Be Comfortable 

It's easy to see if someone is uncomfortable in what they are wearing. If you're feeling self-conscious, it will probably show, and you won't have any fun. So try a longer dress, or shapewear underneath, a shrug to cover up a bit or anything that puts confidence back into your step.


The best dress styles for your body type depends on what you consider to be your assets. Remember that curves are in, less is more, and identifying your color and style is only half the battle. 

Choose a dress that is flattering and styles that display the assets that you are most willing to share.

If you are still not convinced you should try a short dress sometime soon - message me, and we can talk about it. Or try a midi dress as a compromise instead.

midi dress

Midi dresses are a good compromise if you want a bit more length

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