There is nothing that ruins an outing like feeling underdressed, overdressed, or poorly dressed.
The best way to avoid this feeling is to take the time to consider all the factors that go into choosing a dress. Deciphering dress codes, skin tones, and body types are all a part of shopping for the perfect dress for yourself.
Keeping to a budget and getting the best value are also important. Moreover, even after choosing a dress that meets all the criteria, accessories that complement the dress are necessary. By choosing the right dress color and and accessorizing it correctly, a woman can look good, feel great, and have a blast.
What to consider before choosing a dress.
VERSATILITY AND COST
Versatility and cost are two factors that one should balance when looking for an ideal dress. A very versatile dress, for example a short black dress, is worth paying more for because its use for many different occasions. On the other hand, a bright red dress is hard to repeat without people noticing.
When on a tight budget, look for a high-quality dress in a neutral color that accessorize in different ways. For example, a short gray dress looks like an entirely different when worn with a wide belt at the waist than it does with a short black jacket over it. A colorful brooch or pin adds a splash of color to make it more interesting.
Determining the undertones of your skin is useful in determining the colors that look best. Warm-toned complexions look great in earth tones including yellows, reds, and browns while cool-toned complexions often stand out in blues, greens, and purples. However, there are exceptions to the rule and some people may fall into a third category of neutral undertones. These people can look good in either warm or cool colors.
To find out if you have warm, cool, or neutral undertones, one easy test is to look at the veins in the arm. If they look bluish, the skin probably has cool undertones. If the veins look greenish, the skin tone is most likely warm. Another test is to check whether you look better in black and White or in brown and off-white. The former indicates cool undertones, while the latter means one probably has warm undertones. Of course, there are literally hundreds of shades to choose from when choosing a dress, and there may well be certain blues and purples that suit a warm-toned complexion.
Likewise, a woman with a cool-toned complexion does not need to rule out the possibility of a red or yellow dress. However, keeping in mind that not all colors look equally good is an important part of shopping for the perfect clothes.
Body shape is the next factor to consider when choosing a dress in order to accentuate one’s best features. Five basic body shapes determine the style of dress that best complements one’s figure.
For figures with wide hips and narrow shoulders. The goal for these figures is to minimize the hips and add volume to the upper body. Draw attention to the neck and arms with boat neck dresses, square necklines, and cowl necklines.
For figures with broad shoulders and chest with a narrower waist and hips. A flattering dress draws attention to the hips and accentuates it, such as full skirts and bright colors at the bottom. Consider staying away from spaghetti straps as they draw attention to the shoulders.
For body types have similarly sized shoulders, waists, and hips. The goal for women with this figure is to create curves. Do this with scoop necks and sweetheart-necked dresses, ruching on the sides, and ruffles. Good bra support is also essential to make the most of curves.
Finally, Choosing an ideal dress for a whatever occasion is a daunting task, especially considering the number of dress styles and choices available on the market. With this, you can make better choices.