How To Buy A New Party Dress

1 Dec

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I wish I had a dollar for every dress I’ve seen in wardrobes that either still had the tags on or was under a piece of dry cleaning plastic, where it had been for years and years.

Unfortunately, many of us buy dresses for occasions and wear them, feeling less than fabulous in them.

Either the dress was bought last minute, or because it was on sale, or because nothing else could be found and it was a “that’ll have to do” purchase.  And because the item was never really loved and it never really flattered the owners figure or made them feel amazing when they wore it – it just remains in the cupboard, hanging there and wasting space.   Or it could be that the dress was in fact lovely, and it did make the wearer feel good, but now they have no idea what to do with it.  They don’t really go anywhere to wear it or they’re not sure how they could wear it again.  Sound familiar?

When you shop for a new party dress there’s a few things to ask yourself so that you end up buying something that not only makes you feel great, but something that becomes a versatile piece in your wardrobe.

  • Is it my style?  (Remember how I told you before I understood my style I bought dresses that were other peoples style because I loved it on them – Read about it here)
  • Is it accentuating my best features?
  • Is it the best length for my particular leg shape?
  • What underwear will I need to wear under it?
  • Can I change the look of the dress, so I don’t get bored with it,  with the use of different accessories?
  • Can I move in it? (Sit, dance and walk elegantly)
  • Is it flattering?
  • Could I possibly dress it up and dress it down and wear it for other occasions?
  • How will I need to take care of it? (ie. will it need to be drycleaned or can it just be hand washed)
  • Does the color complement my hair and skin?
  • DO I LOVE IT?

READ: “You’ve Bought The Dress But Have You Thought About The Underwear?” here

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