The sheath dress is a clean and classic style that can easily transition from work to a dinner date. The sleeker the tailoring, like Terri Seymour’s dress, the sexier.
The A-line lends a more feminine feel to dresses and Sophie Okenedo’s dainty floral and striped one gave her a fresh summer look on the red carpet.
The bodycon dress, with its curve-hugging, 360 fit instantly makes this a sultry style. We love that Christina Milian’s tribal one makes this seriously sexy style fun.
The wrap dress is the most flattering style, no matter the body type. A sexy V-neck and cinched waist like Eva’s is an instant stunner.
The traditional pleated dress as we know it has been transformed. It’s all about punchy color and cool cuts, like Sharon Leal’s asymmetrical style by Blaque Label.
The little black dress is the universal style staple, but working a not-so-basic selection into your wardrobe will really add that extra wow factor. Eva Pigford’s one-shoulder cascading ruffle style is the perfect example.
Maxi dresses are the perfect way to keep cute while being comfortable. Marsha Thomason’s retro floral printed style by Reformation gives her a sense of ease on the carpet.
The little white dress is the ultimate summer staple. Even the simplest style, like Gabrielle Union’s, instantly gives off a lighter, more fresher feel than your traditional LBD.
Terri Seymour arrives for the 12th Annual Lupus LA Orange Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
Nicole Richie attends the 40th annual Fifi awards at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Monica arrives at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Montego Glover attends the 62nd Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards at Sardi’s in New York City.
Joyful Drake visits Essence.com
Jada Pinkett Smith at Madagascar 3 film photocall at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in France.
Gina Torres attends the USA Network’s 2012 Upfront Event at Alice Tully Hall in New York City.
Deborah Cox attends Life Ball Welcome Party at Le Meridien hotel in Vienna, Austria. The 20th Life Ball, an annual charity ball raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects, took place at the town hall in Vienna, Austria.
Brandy arrives at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Condola Rashad attends the The New Dramatists’ 63rd annual Benefit luncheon at The New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.
Angela Simmons attends the TTR World Snowboard Tour and Swatch Art Rules Competition winning design unveiling at Royal T in Los Angeles.
Alek Wek attends the 2012 American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.