Purchasing dresses for work or leisure can be nerve-racking if you do not keep these 5 things in mind. Think about the season, your comfort, quality of materials, lines and your body type, and color of fabrics and your skin tone.
Shopping for women’s clothing online is the best way to get exactly what you want, at a price you can live with. Most online clothing shops have guidelines for measuring your body in the correct spot, as well as generous return policies.
Although it is best to purchase clothing for each season, many retailers sell a limited supply during the actual season. The best selection and prices are typically found 3 to 6 months before the actual season. Think swimsuits in January and cold weather clothing in August.
In addition to season, choose clothing for the event or where you will wear the dress the most. A spaghetti strapped dress may be perfect for a beach wedding, but not for a church affair or for a work day.
Let’s face it, many young people will forfeit comfort for style. You notice these individuals immediately because they are the ones adjusting their skirts, usually yanking them down. Or they are constantly fine-tuning the straps and chest area of a size too small dress.
No matter what your age is, approach your daily dresses as if they were going to be worn to bed that evening. They need to be comfortable. It may take you a few tries to find this perfect combination, but it is out there waiting for you.
- Quality of Material
When purchasing dresses, it is important to look for quality materials. Cheap dresses look and act like a cheap garment. They will not last like quality fabrics. Many of the less quality materials will not hold up to multiple washings. The seams may fray and unravel, causing the dress to become unusable.
Once you have purchased a high quality piece of clothing, you will need to be careful when cleaning it. Always read the instructions for maintaining the dress’ shape and texture.
- Lines and Your Body Type
There are going to be dresses you see on other people, models, celebrities, friends of friends and strangers, which look so good. The problem is, not every physique is similar and not every body is able to pull off the exact same dress.
Depending on your body type, you will want to pick dresses that flatter your figure and don’t overpower or cover your natural beauty. There are four female body types; the apple, the banana, the pear, and the hourglass. These fall into three classifications, Endomorph, Ectomorph, and Mesomorph. Know your body type and dress to accentuate it not the other way around.
- Color of Fabrics and Your Skin Tone
Consider your skin tone before purchasing a dress. This is because warm colors go best on someone with olive-tone and darker skin, whereas cool colors go best on someone with lighter skin tones.
You will also want to factor in your hair color, especially if you have red hair, when purchasing a colorful dress. Bold, bright, flowery prints do not look good for all skin types. Be careful when picking out dresses and remember, everyone looks great in a little black dress.