As any woman can attest, picking out the perfect party dress can be a very difficult task. Stores are lined with different options, styles, and colors that bombard the mind and sometimes the wallet with so many choices. Rather than become bogged down and overwhelmed with finding that perfect selection, consider utilizing tips to help you streamline the process. The following are 5 things to consider when choosing a party dress that will leave you feeling more satisfied with your selection.
1. The Shape of Your Body
Whether it is picking out that perfect pair of slacks or a bathing suit, a woman should know her body and what works best for her shape and size. When it comes to choosing the right dress, having this knowledge is equally important. For instance, women with a pear-shape often look better in A-line dresses while wrap dresses look great on those that need to highlight their waist. Therefore, knowing and understanding your body shape and what dresses compliment your figure is a very important thing to consider when choosing a party dress.
2. The Desired Hue
The color of a dress is another important thing to consider when selecting a dress. You need to have an idea of what colors you want and what colors you do not want for your particular event. For instance, if you know you are going to a wedding event, you may want to stay away from white. Those with darker skin tones and olive complexions look great in bright colors while those with paler skin may need to avoid them. So, knowing what color dress you want and what general shades you want can make searching for that dress a bit easier.
3. The Type of Event
Not all parties are created equal. Some parties are more formal and others are casual. Some are held on the beach and others in a log cabin. Knowing the event you are going to can greatly help you in choosing the perfect dress. For instance, if you know that it is formal, a casual sundress will not do. Instead a black or jewel toned dress can really help you to put your best foot forward. If you are on the beach, though, consider a long and flowing dress that will stay with the theme.
4. Weather Matters
While you may not think that the weather matters when planning your perfect party dress, it is something that you should definitely consider. For instance, if you know that there are going to be high winds and you’re going to an outdoor party, then, a short loose-fitting dress may not be suitable. If you are going to be in a very hot environment, then, a short-sleeved or sleeveless option may be more appropriate and comfortable than a longer-sleeved option. Consider, then, the weather when choosing your perfect party dress.
5. The Shoes
If you want to save money on an outfit, consider using shoes that you already own that will compliment your outfit. While many women choose their shoes to fit the dress, there is no reason not to reverse this process. Consider the height and type of shoes that you have and build your dress around that selection. This will help you to choose the right dress while saving you money at the same time.
Written by Michal W.