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5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Occasion Dress | Dress Boutique

Updated: Jul 7, 2020

With the invitation to a black tie event also comes with the age old question - what am I going to wear? Luckily, at we are the experts in choosing incredible dresses for your special day, no matter what event

Be Brave With Colour

Often we find that people can be scared of colour- but this should not be the case! Experimenting with colour and textures can be your best friend. Think silky emerald green slip dresses or a floor length blue gown to steal everyone’s attention. Red is a statement look and can be paired with toned down nude accessories or again, play with a complimentary colour for a real showstopper! Utilising colour will allow you to stand out in a sea of black dresses - stealing the show for all the right reasons.

Dress For Your Shape

You want to showcase your assets and what better way to do so than with a killer occasion dress! Highlight your best features, by keeping your body shape in mind when you’re dress shopping - leave the trends behind and trust your intuition. For example, hourglass figures usually suit dresses that draw attention to your waist and your bust, whilst apple or pear shapes tend to suit panelled dresses to accentuate your arms then long and lean frames tend to look great in a figure-hugging dress.

Assess All Angles

We recommend that you always consider how your dress will look from the back and sides? When shopping online always look at all images of the dress - or even a video! For a slightly different look, why not go with a dress that has a low back or an irregular hem for a little more drama!

Stick to your budget

It’s important to set your expectations correctly - so we beg you, don’t shop over your budget! It is easy to do, but the last thing anyone wants to do is fall in love with a dress that it way out of your budget. Plus, if you overspend then have to skimp on other areas like accessories! Don’t compromise and stick to that budget!

Know your event

It’s really important to consider your surroundings and wear a dress according to the occasion. Dress code can be everything - so if there is a colour palette or theme, stick to it! Also consider if your dress needs to be conservative and classy or if it’s appropriate to make a bold statement.

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