There is a reason that casual dresses have been in style in different shapes and cuts for more than half a century now. Other trends may come and go but designers have always recognised that this one piece of fashionable clothing is so essential to a well dressed and fashionable woman's wardrobe that they cannot dare to over look it. This is the reason that year after and season after endless season designers and fashion labels have never abandoned the humble casual style dress and they have always found ways of coming back at this stylish classic from new angles and with new ideas. They may play with the length, plunging dresses downwards almost to the floor one season while raising them to eye popping heights in sixties throw back styles the next season and with new colours almost every year. But the casual dress is an inimitable style classic that is always a darling on the fashion circuit and the catwalks and there are many reasons for the popularity of what is essentially a simple and understated piece of clothing. The saying goes that some of the best designs are often the simplest and casual dresses for the most part and in spirit at least are an embodiment of this design philosophy. A casual style dress is so useful because it is so simple. Nothing could be simpler than putting on a great casual dress and for almost all women no matter what their body shape or their size, wearing simple casual dress is the easiest way for them to look good. It does not matter if you are as thin as a reed and have a boy's body or are voluptuous or curvy in the extreme. Casual dress when done right with the right tailoring and the right size will flatter all figures and all shapes and nothing can make the female form look more feminine than them. Casual dresses are not just great all on their own either. Their importance in a woman's wardrobe comes from the fact that they make such a great starting point from which to build an outfit whether it comes to adding layers in the form of jackets, overcoats, sweaters or shrugs or even accessories like great shoes and bags. You can even use jewellery to dress up or dress down causal dresses and make them appropriate for any season and for any event that you might find yourself at.