Dresses are comfortable, always stylish, and can be perfect for every situation, professional or casual. Dresses can sometimes be an investment, so research and decision-making can be the difference between hundreds of dollars sitting in the closet and a wearable, beautiful investment that will be your best inanimate friend for years to come. This requires investigation and imagination. Don’t worry though, here are a few options to consider when buying women’s dresses.
How often can you see yourself wearing it? Try to think of all of the situations where it can be worn. This is a fun exercise that can get you hyped about the dress, or it can help you realize that it might not be the best for every scenario. For instance, the dress may be super flirty and cute for nights out but is a little too risque for going to see family. Weighing the price versus potential uses will help determine if it’s worth the investment. If you don’t go out very much or spend a lot of time with family, the flirty dress may not be the best option. Consider the rest of your collection of dresses when buying a new one. After collecting a few, try to buy niche options that are perfect for specific events such as a semiformal spring dinner or a winter wedding. Overall, make sure the design is something you adore otherwise it could end up just sitting in the closet.
Features of the dress include not only practical features such as pockets and sleeves but also design features such as cut and fabric type. This can be more important than the color or pattern of the dress; if it’s not comfortable, you’ll never want to pull it out of the closet. Fabric types vary depending on the style of the dress, but choices in fabric and cut are personal preference. Some women prefer tight cotton/spandex dresses that are fitted but stretchy, while other women may prefer very loose, polyester, unfitted dresses. Some women love both. It’s important to make sure the cut and fabric are something that you feel comfortable in regardless of how it looks. Pockets are always a plus.
It’s a lot to think about. In your collection, some will always be more favored than others, but it’s easy to buy dresses you’ll love with just a little planning.