you feel confused and lost when you have to buy a special
dress for a special occasion. Well, don't worry, with a
little help and a plan, you can find the perfect dress for
your next occasion. Follow the six simple steps and buy
yourself the best dress:
To begin your search for the perfect dress first you have
to know what the occasion is. Well that's easy but sometimes
this easy thing causes a great deal of confusion (short
dress or long, black dress or coloured?) Therefore we will
follow the rule of dressing which never fails. If the event
is later in the day (after 6 p.m.), short dresses are trendy.
Long dresses are usually reserved only for formal occasions.
While some fabrics are favourite all through the year --
silk, brocade, organza, jersey -- fabrics like velvet and
gold spangles are best reserved for winter wear.
to compliment your figure
The most important feature of your new dress -- more important
than its trendiness, designer or color -- is how well it flatters
you. Dressing to flatter your figure is as much about playing
up your best features as it is about hiding what's not perfect.
Not every dress silhouette will work for your body so you'll
need to do some quick research on your specific needs. Remember
that darker colors and simple cuts (a sheath, an A-line) are
the most flattering.
best way to look special is to show off your best feature.
If you have gorgeous eyes, then play them up with beautiful
makeup, off-the-face hair and jeweled earrings in a complimentary
shade. If your legs are spectacular, then show them off with
a short, fitted dress and stilettos.
You could just wear black and accessorize, but why not explore
some other options? Red, bold prints, even gold are dramatic
enough for evening wear. Pastels, mid-range brights and soft
prints look great for day occasions. Never wear white to a
Once you know what the occasion is, you have to decide on
what type of dress you need. Do some research, search on the
internet and magazines and try to find a dress that reflects
classic, timeless elegance.
Once you have decided on the dress, it's time to shop. You
should definitely set a budget before shopping because it's
easy to fall in love with an expensive dress and then try
to justify buying it. Take your time, go to different shops,
compare prices and buy the dress that works in your price
range. If you shop in a store, dress for the day by bringing
along heels, any special accessories you know you want to
use and a strapless bra (just in case). When shopping online,
make sure you understand both the sizing (know your measurements
and check against a size chart on the site) and the return
Accessorizing is very important because it gives the final
touches to dressing up. Wear jewellery which will suit your
hairstyle and dress. Although you may want to add tons of
glitz, remember that you can kill a look with too much matchy-matchy
accessorizing. Find earrings, necklace and bracelet that compliment
each other without being a matching set. Sparkly brooches,
flowers and hair pins are all great ways to add special dazzle,
too. Your bag should be large enough to fit lipstick, tissue,
phone and keys.