How to Choose a Dress
There are many things to consider when you are trying to select a dress for your special occasion. Some of the more important considerations for choosing the right dress include the color, dress style, and comfort.
The color of your dress should flatter your skin tone. If you have an olive skin tone, you’ll want to avoid dresses in pink or yellow, while a peach colored skin tone will want to avoid orange and red dresses. Some people say black is flattering on everyone, but people with pale skin tend to look very washed out when they wear black clothing. Grey seems to look nice on all skin tones.
The style of dress is important in your mission to choose your best look, and should be determined by your body shape. Petite ladies are flattered when wearing A-line style dresses, and avoid the old-fashioned bell-shaped ball gowns, as they appear to “swallow” you up. If you have a larger than desired bottom section, you should select a dress with thin straps or no straps; and/or a dress with a draping bustle in order to bring the eyes upward and away from your trouble spot. Ladies who are insecure about their stomachs should consider dress styles with empire waists or corset style tops, while ladies who are insecure about their arms should avoid strapless or sleeveless dresses and select short sleeved or pretty see-through sleeves in lace.