Shopping for women’s dresses can be overwhelming. There are so many styles, sizes, shapes and colors to choose from! Plus, often a style that you want to see isn’t “in” this season which leaves you looking online for women’s dresses and that opens up even more options for you to choose from.
The first way to work on choosing the right dresses is to determine what the dress is for. Are you looking for a party dress? Maybe you’ve been invited to be a part of a wedding, or you’re just looking for something nice to wear to church. Whatever the reason, knowing what level of formality you’re looking for can help narrow your selection down significantly.
Next, and this is especially important if you’re shopping online, get your measurements done professionally so you know what sizes you’re looking for, and don’t be afraid to buy a size larger and have something tailored to your needs. Tailored clothing looks better, fits better, and leaves you feeling more confident no matter what “number” size you purchased to begin with. Plus, your measurements and a quick consultation with a fashion stylist will help you determine what shape dresses are best for you. Full-figured women, for example, look best in A-line dresses or those with fuller skirts that help to streamline the body and hide problem areas like larger hips.
Filter out options by choosing colors that you know look good on you. In most cases you won’t be wearing black to a wedding, and be sure you don’t pick any colors that fade you out or leave you looking a funny color; some colors will contrast badly with your skin tone. If you’re unsure how a color will look, see if you can go into a store and try the dress on in person so you can check to make sure it will be flattering.
Shopping for women’s dresses can be overwhelming, but by following these simple tips you can easily bring it all under control.