Tips for Choosing the Best Cocktail Dress

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Tips for Choosing the Best Cocktail Dress Photo by Colin Armstrong

A cocktail dress should be part of any girl's wardrobe. It is less revealing than the bodycon dress, but still leaves enough open to make you feel as good about your body as possible. Naturally, when buying such a dress you have so many things to consider. In this article, we are going to look at some of the things you need to take into account when choosing the best cocktail dress for you.

What's the Setting?
Think about where you are likely to be wearing it. There is a big difference between wearing something on a night-time date at a fancy restaurant and getting together with your friends for a night out. You want to think about how much skin you want to show and what parts of your body you want to highlight.

Likewise, you have to consider the seasons. Will you be wearing this dress in the summer or in the winter? The season influences everything from the amount of coverage to the colours you choose. And the same applies to any clothing, including crop tops and playsuits.

Think Historical
Whenever you buy a cocktail dress, you have to make a decision between whether you want to go with something historical and timeless or something modern and daring. For most women, always stick with something timeless. Too many of the modern designs are gimmicks that will not last more than a single fashion season. You want something that is going to last for years.

For many people, Audrey Hepburn is the inspiration. She revolutionised the cocktail dress and made it what it is today. Moreover, her poise and sophistication has lingered in all subsequent designs. Look to her for some ideas of what will work today.

All in the Accessories
Understand that the dress is only the foundation of your look. You are not going to get that red carpet ready look without choosing the right accessories. The general rule of thumb is never go over the top with accessories.

Feel free to buy accessories independent of your dress. Even cheap dresses can work with any accessories because it is generally accepted that you can break the rules. Accessories demonstrate you have your own personality and you want to show it.

Go Cheap
Some women have been taught that they should never look into buying something cheap. This is a mistake because the truth is some of the best dresses you will ever see barely cost a pittance. Be willing to shop online and look at what is in stock. As long as you have your measurements in order, there is no reason why you need to go to a physical shop and try something on.

Alternatively, try the dress on in the shop, and then go home and buy it in the online store. This is an easy way to save money and get the dress you want.

Another option is to rent. If you want a luxury dress for a single event, look at dress rental shops. Now you can wear the latest celebrity fashions without paying too much over the odds for it.

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IKrush is a fashion retailer based in the UK. Whether customers want playsuits or cheap dresses, they have the latest fashions in stock.


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