"This dress is a beautiful dress. It looks great and yet lets you move around easily and comfortably for a seated dinner and dancing. It is also understated enough that statement jewelry only compliments it. Lovely.I did have to order a size larger than I usually wear."
Whether it’s your niece’s wedding or your son’s rehearsal dinner, all women worry about what to wear for special occasions. Before you begin shopping, you need two key pieces of information: when and where is the celebration taking place. These two factors dictate the appropriate attire for the evening event and will give you a good sense of where to begin. With that in mind, here are some tips on finding the perfect evening gown for your body and age to ensure a memorable celebration!
Cuts and styles
While dress hunting can be fun, be sure to take your body type into consideration while shopping. Say you’re searching for a guest of a wedding dress and you are pear shaped. Picking a skin tight, mermaid gown is probably not your best bet. At the same time, you don’t want to hide your feminine figure behind a shapeless dress. Therefore, search for a curve-friendly gown that accentuates your best features and balances your upper and lower body for the most flattering look.
Picking the Right Color
The color possibilities for evening gowns are endless so how do you choose the right shade? First, think about your skin tone. Whether you’re fair or dark, you can’t go wrong with any of the universally flattering colors, including blue, pink, and bright shades. If you’re hesitant to experiment with color, black or metallic gowns are always a safe bet for an evening gown and a good choice for all ages.
Timing is Everything
Shopping for an evening gown is not something to procrastinate. Whether you are a host or attendee of the formal event, you’ll want to look your very best so set aside enough shopping time. It is also important to visit different types of stores, including boutiques and department stores, to get a sense of what style and color you are gravitating towards for the occasion. Once you have a rough idea, add online shopping to your to-do list, allowing you to search hundreds of different designs from the comforts of your home. Once you find THE dress, you’ll know right away!
Before Making a Final Decision
If you are unsure about a dress, a second (or even a third) opinion can’t hurt. Bring a friend, daughter, or spouse on a shopping excursion if they’ll give you an honest opinion in the dressing room.
Also, you don’t want to spend the whole night fidgeting in your dress because it’s uncomfortable to wear. To avoid this issue, pack whatever undergarments you plan on wearing with your gown so you can see how it looks and feels before purchasing the dress. Does it ride up when you walk? Does the material itch your skin? Or does everything seem to be in order? These are important issues to address before the big celebration.
With these pointers in mind, best of luck with your shopping, enjoy the party and look glamorous in a Teri Jon evening gown!