So ladies, this is the time. Here’s the question that struggles us every single year: What to wear for our birthday?
Despite the fact that I’m one year older again (I’ll completely ignore this fact), my birthday is always the fanciest time for us to spoil ourselves like a princess with all the food, gifts, gatherings, parties, and photoshoots.
So yes, you will need a few perfect birthday dresses to finish off your birthday week!
That said, below are the 10 birthday dress ideas for ladies, from sophisticated looks to casual denim to party queen, I’m sure you will find the right one.
1. GO FOR A TIMELESS BIRTHDAY DRESS
Have you girls experienced this before? You dress in the most eye-catching and on-trend dress for prom and when you look back at the photo a few years later, you were like “Ew… what was I thinking that time? This dress is so awkward”.
Well, we’ve all been there… Fashion comes and goes that’s why sometimes you just want to dress the timeless piece for important occasions.
So instead of a lousy print dress, I’ll opt for a plain elegant midi dress with pastel or neutral colors for an elegant birthday girl look.
For winter, a one-piece tweed dress always looks irresistibly posh.
Together with a dainty clutch and nude heels, this birthday dress is always in style.
2. WEAR SILK AND SATIN TO GLAM UP YOUR LOOK
As a girl in her late 20s, I’m truly glad that I can finally see the beauty of a silk dress and realize how flattering it is.
With the luxe fabric and smooth finish, it just makes you feel the most feminine goddess with the billowy silhouette.
For a birthday, I will always opt for the champagne gold hue instead of the neutral dark shades to give the look an extra dash of excitement.
To put the dress under the spotlight, just keep it simple for the accessories and shoes.
Finish off the look with a long Y-necklace to elongate your figure, you just look so high fashion even in the simplest look.
That said, a nice silk dress is always worth investing in. But if you don’t have the budget, satin can be a nice alternative too!
3. OPT FOR SEQUIN TO LEAVE AN IMPRESSION
When it comes to the wild birthday party, how can we not talk about the sequin dress?
With all the fancy glitters, it is always fun to wear this statement piece at a party to stand out from the crowd.
Plus, they are just so instagrammable and festive!
However, as sequin dress naturally draws people’s attention, people can immediately tell if you are wearing a low-quality dress.
So always prioritize quality instead of quantity.
Another tip is always to choose a loose-cut sparkly dress if you have extra pounds like me as sequin will reflect lights and exaggerate your body to be slightly bigger.
4. THROW ON A BLAZER FOR A BOSS LADY LOOK
Surprise, surprise, but actually many girls decide to wear blazers for their “I’m a sophisticated woman now and I am now in charge of my life” type of birthday theme.
To look chic in a blazer, definitely go for white instead of black to give the look a stylish splash.
To keep the chic style, a white monochromic look can be a perfect way to finish off the look.
There are many ways to put off a blazer but if you want to look like an ultimate boss lady for your birthday, draping the blazer over your shoulder can never go wrong.
Or else, opt for an off-shoulder blazer dress that can be a perfect choice to showcase your fashion taste!
5. GO OVER THE TOP FOR A BIRTHDAY
As a birthday girl, you have the absolute right to go slightly over the top for the dress!
So yes, whether you are 16 or 36, you can always wear a tube tulle dress. Yes, they are dramatic but I’m pretty sure you won’t regret wearing this darling piece once in a lifetime.
As for a lowkey choice, a ruffle-tiered dress or chiffon one-piece looks absolutely gorgeous as well!
Sometimes when I scroll Pinterest feed, I’ll always pin down all the dressy dresses under the “Dress that I’ll wear for birthday” so I have loads of ideas by that time!
6. GO FOR A CASUAL BIRTHDAY LOOK
Sometimes, we may just want to look casual for our family birthday gatherings.
After all, that can be quite exhausting to wear all fancy dresses for the whole week.
To look simple yet in style, always go for a less ordinary top to pair with your jeans and pants.
For some fail-proof options, a sweetheart neck or off-shoulder top can be a sweet option as these necklines are always flattering and make our faces appear to be smaller.
If you want to look dressy, go for the feminine lace top or the one with sheer sleeves for a dash of darling.
7. DRESS RETRO FOR YOUR VINTAGE BIRTHDAY PARTY
So this is your birthday and you want to try out something new. Well, a vintage look is always fun to experiment with.
For a simple cottagecore look, pair a chiffon off-shoulder dress with a floral corset belt to WOW your friends.
And for the girls who love the 60s fashion, teaming a halter neck dress with a plain headband and white gogo boots just brings out the good old vibes.
8. BIRTHDAY DRESS IDEAS FOR TEENAGE GIRL
If you are a teenage girl and you just want something youthful for your birthday, a pleated skirt is always the winning option.
Together with the wholly on-trend lace-up cropped cardigan and baguette bag, this look is a 10/10.
If that’s winter, go for a body-hugging high-neck top with a plaid skirt and sheer tights for some spiciness.
Together with black ankle boots, this is such a typical IT girl look!
9. OPT FOR SOMETHING FORGIVING FOR THE BIRTHDAY
Over the year, I always put on a few pounds on my birthday month. You know, the cakes, parties, and wine are just irresistible.
So if you want something forgiving for the birthday, I totally get it.
That said, I will always recommend a peplum dress. Peplum is a slightly flared strip of fabric attached at the waist of an outfit and it can hide the belly area perfectly and sculpt a perfect silhouette for you.
Another choice is a babydoll dress as it’s just comfy and flattering, I’ll always choose the off-shoulder one to show my neckline as well.
10. EMBRACE A BOHO BIRTHDAY GIRL LOOK
Last but not least, let’s talk about the boho birthday girl look! As a perfect blend of a free spirit, creative freedom and aesthetic, a boho dress are actually perfect for a birthday!
So, ladies, it’s time to dig out your wide-beam straw hat, vibrant patchwork dress, and gladiator sandals to look as artsy as ever.
For accessories, don’t forget to wear oversized sunglasses for a statement piece!
So ladies, here are the 10 birthday dress ideas for you!
Dressing up is always fun and may I wish you the best year ahead? Birthday is always a wonderful time to leave our comfort zone and level up the fashion game!
Anyways, let’s have a quick recap first.
- Go for a timeless birthday dress
- Wear silk and satin to glam up the look
- Opt for sequin to leave an impression
- Throw on a blazer for boss lady look
- Go over the top for a birthday
- Go for a casual birthday look
- Dress retro for your vintage birthday party
- Birthday dress ideas for teenage girl
- Opt for something forgiving for a birthday
- Embrace a boho birthday girl look
So now you’ve pinned down your birthday dress but what about the makeup?
If you wonder how to look feminine in the face (with rocket science), make sure you read these 6 tips! That article cost me the whole day to write and I hope that helps!
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