Here’s Your Celebrity-Endorsed Short Frock Lookbook

by | February 23, 2022, 17:09 IST


If you’ve associated short frocks to be the same old thing every boho girl on the street wears, we’re going to burst your bubble. It’s about time to switch your winter wardrobe, replace it with airy cotton, summer shades and effortless styles. With comfort being the most important post-pandemic shopping priority, short frocks are every girl’s best friend (you ought to agree!). The idea is about styling any dress from your closet in distinctive ways that essentially match your personal style. Whether it’s bodycon or oversized, our edit today will show you how the celebrities are wearing it, what’s their go-to accessory and the right kind of shoes you should slip on to.

Whenever you’re wondering how to style the short frock you bought two years ago - for any event, such as a breezy seaside walk or an exciting shopping spree - bookmark this link as a handy guide. Elevate your personal style with our easy-to-follow tips or simply treat this as a fashion look book of celebrity-approved short frocks.

1. Off-Shoulder Short Frock
2. Bodycon Short Frock
3. Tiered Short Frock
4. Blazer Short Frock
5. Satin Short Frock
6. Ruched Short Frock
7. Shift Short Frock
8. Dramatic Tube Short Frock
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Off-Shoulder Short Frock

Off-Shoulder Short Frock
Image: Instagram/@katrinakaif

Off-shoulders have been stacked in our wardrobes for about half a decade now and it doesn’t seem to go off the market. Every summer we see an appraisal in off-shoulder styles in our favourite brands with floral prints is a constant. Short-sleeved or long, fitted and ruffled, we’ve seen dynamic styles appear throughout the off-shoulder era. Invest in one now, Katrina Kaif approves!

Pro tip: Style a short bodycon off-shoulder dress with chunky sole sneakers and everyday hoops for a playful day-out. Try tying your hair in a pigtail too! For a night look, strap on your criss-cross pencil heels, carry a bag, wear a trending chain necklace and your favourite lip colour.

2. Bodycon Short Frock

Bodycon Short Frock
Image: Instagram/@ananyapanday

A mainstay in a girl’s wardrobe, the bodycon style is timeless. If you’ve got the confidence, show it off like Ananya Panday. The actor also shows us how bright colours create harmony together and this is your cue to swap your basic LBD with beachy colours for the upcoming summer.

Pro tip: Zip up your bodycon dress, let’s say one with noodle straps, wear a silver choker or pearl necklace, versatile black stilettos, and let your hair fall the way it naturally does. We just listed the basics of a party fit that’ll instantly become your preferred ensemble once you try it. Must add a generous coat of mascara and a touch of lip gloss.

3. Tiered Short Frock

Tiered Short Frock
Image: Instagram/@priyankachopra

Which girl doesn’t like to dress cute, maybe in a tiered dress in which you’d want to twirl instead of walk? For casual days out, take hints from Priyanka Chopra’s effortless look that she pulled off while spending a day with family at a music gallery. Wherever you visit, the mall, garden or school, the tiered frock is a versatile option.

Pro tip: For the days you don’t agree to follow along with the style guide, choose a dress-up routine that encompasses comfort and style. Wear a short frock with monochromatic colours and slip your feet into flat sandals or buckled mules. Feel free in a long-sleeved one and in case your dress is sleeveless, you could layer it with a light knit shrug. Clip your hair as you like it and wear dainty dangling earrings.

4. Blazer Short Frock

Blazer Short Frock
Image: Instagram/@deepikapadukone

Crossing out basic blazers, Deepika Padukone wears a black and white patterned dress. With a longing for sophisticated styles, she wears chic knee-high black suede boots with a pointed-toe front. Designed by English designer, David Koma, the Bollywood actor’s look makes headlines as she steps out to promote her recent film.

Pro tip: Your last chance to buy a blazer dress is now! Look out for unconventional patterns (geometric is a plus point), wide lapels and extended shoulders. Don’t worry if the weather doesn’t permit long boots. Wear sheer black stockings instead with classic pumps.

5. Satin Short Frock

Satin Short Frock
Image: Instagram/@kyliejenner

The perfect day-to-night dress does… exist. Forest green is officially a part of the trends chart and fashion influencer Kylie Jenner shows us to rock in one. Go over-board with colours; choose your favourite pop colour and carry it confidently - shoes, shades or your minaudière.

Red Satin Short Frock
Image: Instagram/@ananyapanday

Pro tip: Go bold or go home are on two sides of the poll. If you’re choosing to go bold, create a DIY look by following the newest fashion trend. Every way you do it is right, just remember to spray the fearless fragrance.

6. Ruched Short Frock

Ruched Short Frock
Image: Instagram/@janhvikapoor

From walking in the garden in Y2K inspired tie-and-dye pants to embrace the party-girl aesthetic during B-town get-togethers, actor Janhvi Kapoor knows the best ways to dress, keeping style trends on top of her list. So many celebrities are seen in white, but we picked a picture of Janhvi from our archives because she proves to show her moods in the right way. Here she’s wearing a ruched dress with noodle straps and diamond drop earrings.

Pro tip: If you’ve heard white never really goes out of style, we’d ask you to believe it. Dress elegantly in white for any day occasion in a curve-hugging dress teamed up with nude heels and a sparkling clutch.

7. Shift Short Frock

Shift Short Frock
Image: Instagram

Striking a balance between stylish and simple, Anushka Sharma wears a white shift dress with OTT puffed sleeves. Whether you’re a crazy over-exaggerated fashion or prefer minimalist styles, here’s a trick to have both in one.

Pro tip: If a sudden urge arrives to ditch your basics, here’s what you should replace it with. A light quilted dress is perfect for trans-seasonal dressing. Stack a wrist with complementing bracelets and a watch, like Anushka does, and wear white heels for a powerful look.

8. Dramatic Tube Short Frock

Dramatic Tube Short Frock
Image: Instagram/@csiriano

The black tube dress was oh-so-basic, so designer Christian Siriano added a dramatic element for Lady Gaga. She now walked the streets in the LBD sporting long ruffled sleeves that extend to the back (eccentric styles always seem to fit the bill for her).

Dramatic Tube Black Short Frock
Image: Instagram/@kendalljenner

Pro tip: Dress in black from head to toe! Straighten your hair, wear a dramatic LBD, black pumps, eyeglasses and nail paint. Do different with the lip colour, of course.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What should girls wear under short frocks?

A. Short frocks can be worn as is. But if you live in colder climates or want to wear them with a modest twist, then one can turn toward stockings or leggings to pair with these dresses. These days, stockings are available in several fun colours and textures that can elevate the look of a short frock. Options are also available with printed designs or in net textures.

Q. How to keep a short frock from riding up?

A. As stylish as short frocks and dresses look, their hemlines move up every time you sit and get up again or do any movement such as walking. Here are a few tips and tricks to avoid that for keeping your dress in place:

1. Apply hairspray:

Use a pump of hair spray around the skin where the dress’ hemline ends to keep the outfit in place. It may sound strange, but it is a trick used by gymnasts to keep their leotards from moving.

2. Use body tape or double-sided tape:

A thin strip of body tape or double-sided tape will keep the dress from moving. This is especially useful when you’re wearing tight bodycon dresses.

3. Wear textured tights or shapewear:

The friction from textured tights prevents the dress from slipping.

4. Some fabrics cause static which facilitates the slipping of the hemline.

It is best to choose cotton underpants or shorts to wear underneath dresses to stop that from happening.
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