30 dresses to own by the time you turn 30

by Drishti Mistry

Now we’re not saying that you are not to dote on the dresses listed below if you’ve clocked in way more than 30 years on this earth – we’re firm believers of ‘to each his own’. But we thought it would be fun and even helpful to sift through the website and shine light on the 30 types of dresses you may want to discover before you hit the big 3-0. After all, 20s are the golden period of experimentation and putting on permutations and combinations of pieces until you zero down on your hero styles.  So, if dresses dominate your wardrobe, we think you’ll love what’s to follow…

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  1. Every wardrobe warrants a wrap dress for its form-flattering appeal – it is known to accentuate the right curves on every body type. We love the polka print on this one!

Kanelle, 8,700

  1. Two reasons to turn to tent dresses – they’re in tune with the trends and they rank high on the comfort quotient!

Aligne, 15,000

  1. More likely than not, you would’ve landed your dream job by the time you’re 30 and this is the shirt dress you deserve to look like you mean business!

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  1. Florals are one of those perennially pretty prints and when plastered on a dainty dress like this, they can go from brunch to bar and beyond.

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  1. The LBD or the little black dress is a mainstay in the wardrobes of women across all ages – it’s a fail-proof piece for acing after-hours attire.

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  1. Just in case if white is more your colour than black! FYI the little white dress is not just restricted to the cocktail hours and can look smart when sported during the day too.

Forever New, 5,200

  1. From Kate Middleton to Anna Wintour, this style of dress finds favours in the most fashionable wardrobes – let’s just say it’s a must-have.

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  1. We bet you’ll need to reach out for a tiered dress by this age – you know, to boost your Boomerang game on your Instagram feed and all that.

Faballey, 1,260

  1. Slinky slip dresses are those season less styles that can be worn lone or layered while always hitting the sartorial sweet spot.

Women’secret , 2000

  1. Lean on lace-lined dresses to give the inner wear as outerwear trend a try. Take cues from Katie Holmes and layer them up with luxurious cover-ups and pair them with strappy sandals.

The Missy Co. , 2099

  1. Ruching is ruling the runways on everything from footwear to bags and dresses too! Ruched are the season’s ‘it’ dresses.

Label Ritu Kumar, 6,800

  1. You’d be travelling a lot more by this age and a maxi dress is that multitasking piece in your vacay wardrobe that looks just as good by the beach as it does at a music festival – simply swap your flip-flops with a pair of combat boots.

3X9T, 4,000

  1. Mini dresses with clever cutouts like this one right here is your best bet for everything from a coffee-run to cocktail hour.

Doodlage, 6,500

  1. Because fit and flare dresses are destined for days and double up as cool kurtas – what’s not to love?

Global Desi, 600

  1. Indian women (or not), listen up! You’ll need these ethnic dresses for those in-between festivities or when you simply want a touch of tradition. Style these with oxidized silver jewels for maximum impact.

Torqadorn, 5,396

16. Smart and sexy, blazer dresses are always right on the buck when giving business casuals a try.

Antika Studio, 8,000

  1. Shift dresses look just as effortless as they are to put on. Slip into this style during the day with a pair of sneakers and stackable bracelets and dial up the drama with a pair of gold hoops and metallic heels for the night!

Faballey, 2,200

  1. Cape dresses for when you want to channel Serena Van Der Woodson in her 20s.

Attic Salt, 6,225

  1. We can all use a sprinkle of shimmer and shine from time to time. This sequined dress should get the job done.

Only, 3,200

  1. With a tee tucked under and a pair of matching sneakers, count on denim dresses like these to have your weekend looks sorted.

Femella, 1,299

  1. Reserve these T-shirt dresses for days when you don’t feel like committing to a full look – just throw these on with some stackable jewellery or a cute hair accessory and you’re all set. We recommend you buy these in bulk.

Forever New, 8,000

  1. One-shoulder dresses for those date nights with your bae.

Aara, 1,200

  1. Since neutral hued dresses have the Kardashian clan’s approval (and ours too).

Office & You, 3,900  

  1. Peplum dresses are equal parts fun and formal – perfect for your on-duty outfit.

Baise Gaba, 6,800

  1. Kaftan dresses to get you resort-ready in a hot minute – put on a sunhat and a straw bag to seal the look.

Forever New, 7,400

  1. Animal printed dresses make stepping over to the wild side that much more effortless – we’re leaning towards the leopard kind.

Ankita Studio, 8,500

  1. Trust halter dresses to bring the sexy back in to your wardrobe!

Forever New, 7,000

  1. As sophisticated as sensual, the Parisian Bardot dresses (named after the ‘60’s bombshell Brigitte Bardot) will see you through those day-time dates and shopping sprees.

The Jodi Life, 6,261

  1. Summon sundresses like these in subtle shades when the warm weather demands.

Saksham & Neharika, 65,000

  1. By now your fairytale moment might be closer than you think – we recommend you invest in a glam-packed gown like this one in case of emergencies!

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