Finding the perfect dress for a special occasion can be time-consuming and stressful. But ladies, don’t fret, as our team is here to help. We’ve rounded up some tips to help narrow down your options and pick the perfect dress to make you feel beautiful and confident!
Choose Your Dress by Event
The first thing you should do is look at the event you need to attend. Here are some suggestions for dress types that are appropriate and suitable for specific events:
Party: A dress for a birthday, bachelorette, or any celebration can be short and sweet. Do you prefer a longer length? Pick a dress that falls just below the knee. If it’s an evening event, add a little sparkle by wearing a gorgeous sequin dress.
Wedding: A long gown is most appropriate if you will attend a formal wedding as a guest. Is it a garden or destination wedding? A midi dress is also a safe option. Dresses with lace finishes or layered designs are perfect for spring or summer weddings.
Corporate event: You can pick a cocktail dress for a casual corporate event. But if it’s a gala, awards show, or any formal corporate event, go for a gorgeous evening gown.
Girl’s night out: Going clubbing or to a girl’s night out? Make sure to select a dress that’s fun and comfortable to wear. You can go for sexy midi dresses, cozy & gorgeous sweater dresses, or chic bodycon dresses to highlight your silhouette.
Find Your Waist to Pick the Perfect Dress Style
Once you’ve figured out the dress code, the next thing you should do is find the perfect dress style. One helpful hint is to look at the waist and dress cut. Here are some options:
A-line: A-line dresses are fitted to the waist and flare out to the hem. With such shape, these dresses can minimize the appearance of your midsection, thighs, and hips and draw attention to the bust instead. A-line dresses are flattering for almost all body types.
Empire waist: Empire waist dresses are fitted just under your bust. The shape flows from the bust down, rather than making angular shapes. If you have an apple type of body or are on the curvy side, empire dresses will help play up the bust and minimize the hips, thighs, etc. If you’re petite, wear an empire dress in maxi length to define your silhouette.
Drop waist: The fitted part in drop-waist dresses sits at the upper hip. The key to wearing a drop-waist dress is making sure it doesn’t hug you—it looks best when it hangs freely. This dress style is perfect for those with lean, athletic, and boxy body shapes.
Select the Perfect Dress Length
Don’t forget about the length when shopping for a dress. You have several options—from mini to floor-length dresses. To make sure you pick the right one, here’s a quick guide:
Mini: A good rule of thumb for mini dresses is that they should have a “fingertip length.” When you’re standing, the hem of a mini dress should fall where your fingers hit when your arms are straight down at your sides. Minis can be fun and flirty, especially if you’ve chosen a dress with a flattering shape and comfortable feel.
Knee-length: Knee-length or midi dresses are slimming and lengthening; they can help balance your silhouette. Are you on the curvy side? Choose a midi dress with a hem that falls just below the knee. Pair that with killer heels, and you’re good to go!
Maxi: Maxi dresses can look awesome on every body type, and they’re arguably the most comfortable dress length. No wonder most summer dresses have maxi lengths. But pick a form-fitting cut or add a belt if you’re on the petite side, so the maxi dress doesn’t wear you. Curvy gals should also consider adding a belt at the waist or under the bust to highlight their silhouette without hiding their best assets.
Floor-length: Floor-length dresses are often evening gowns. They look more formal than dresses with ankle length, so they are ideal for special events. They are best paired with heels, so you can elongate your figure while keeping a formal look.
Shop the Perfect Dress Today
After reading all the tips above, it’s time to shop for the perfect dress. Check out our online boutique; we have dresses in different styles, shapes, and lengths. You will likely discover one that best suits your body type and the event you’re planning to attend. Shop now, boo!