5 Things to Remember When Searching for the Perfect Dress

The overall process of buying a dress can be a breeze. Typically, you’d start with choosing your favourite brand. You’d then walk into your nearest store or boot up your laptop, browsing the relevant sections. You see a dress you like in the most perfect colour or pattern, choose your size, place it in your basket or take it to the till. Simple, right? Actually, the perfect dress doesn’t always come that easily. From going out dresses, to your ideal wedding dress, getting that perfect fit or and style isn’t always a walk in the park. Who can relate?! 

There are certain things to consider which will help you when purchasing your ideal dress. It’s important to embrace your body shape and know what suits you, as well as physically making some changes yourself if needed. Here’s what you should bear in mind to keep your shopping trips as successful as possible.

Find out your body shape

There’s no such thing as the perfect body shape or the perfect size when it comes to dressing yourself. The first thing you need to do is be comfortable with your body. When you have the best view on your own body, you’ll feel better about dressing it! Whether you’re pear shaped or hourglass shaped, loving your appearance can give you a whole new outlook, perhaps going for dresses that you wouldn’t have felt comfortable in before.

Research and choose the right dress style for you

It’s important in the world of fashion to dress for your body shape and height. Do your research to find out what size you are and the styles of dresses that will suit your body. For example, if you’re quite petite, fashion experts recommend V-neck styles and vertical stripes to make you appear taller. If you’re very tall, wearing mid-length dresses or a belt can make you appear a little less towering. 

Choosing the right style for your body can help in several ways. Ever heard of the phrase “the way you’re dressed is the way you’ll be addressed”? Dressing right will not only give you more confidence in yourself, but it will also make people see you in a whole new light. Particularly useful at work or when going to an important meeting! First impressions are everything these days.

Dress alterations and amendments

There will be times where you find that perfect dress but avoid purchasing it due to a number of factors. Is your dress only slightly too big or small? Do you ever feel like you’re in between sizes, and nothing seems to fit? Your initial thought would be to give up this dress and find another. However, there is a solution! Ever thought about dress alterations? This can be a godsend for people who have difficulties in finding those great fitting garments.

Alterations can make all the difference and can really help those who have lost a little weight, are getting married or have become pregnant, as well and those who slip in between those size boundaries. Your body will go through all sorts of changes through life, so getting your clothes and dresses altered can help you wear what you love and to consistently look your best. 

What dresses are in this season

With colder winters and warmer summers on the cards, it’s essential to dress appropriately depending on the season. Whether you’re up to date with the latest trends for 2018 or you simply want to dress for the weather, you need to invest in the most suitable dresses. 

This year’s dress trends include polka dots, floral midi dresses and, surprisingly, the bright colour yellow! Wedding dresses on trend have also seen a dramatic turn lately, now including the two-piece wedding dress and a whole lot of sparkle. Taking into account the temperatures and trends can ensure you’re looking the part as well as keeping it practical. 

Keep to your budget!

Yes, keeping to a budget can be difficult, especially when you’re addicted to the world of fashion. Work out what you can afford to spend and where you can afford to shop. That way, you’ll only be able to browse things that are within your budget. Saying this, there’s nothing wrong with browsing those sale rails in more expensive clothing stores occasionally! 

Buying the simplest of dresses and adding your own extras can help turn that budget dress into something more glamorous. Adding a belt, altering the length or glamming it up with a little jewellery can make your outfit look less plain and more fashionable.

Taking these points into account can ensure you find the perfect dress with minimal hassle. Dress for your body, keep to your budget and you’ll be well on your way to grabbing your perfect dress! 

Liz x

*This is a sponsored post with Alterations Boutique

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