With so many different events happening throughout the year, it’s always important to look the part no matter what. Every type of occasion requires a very different style, from weddings to birthday parties and office events, you often aren’t able to just buy the same dress to wear to everything. If you want to glam up for your next event, you may be looking to invest in a new piece that will become a new staple in your wardrobe. But, when you’re buying luxury occasionwear, you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. Just because something is a luxury purchase, doesn’t always mean that it’s going to fit your body shape or be stylish enough that you can wear it again year after year. If you’re getting ready to invest in your first item of luxury clothing, here are some of the top tips to ensure you always get the right piece for your style.
Tip 1: Choose Between Classic or Trendy Styles
Trends come and go every year, so normally it’s best to choose a classic style over something that’s on-trend. Spending a large chunk of money on a dress for an event to only wear once can be seen as quite a waste of money if you don’t have a lot of spare cash to splash. Choosing classic pieces of clothing that have never gone out of style is always your best bet compared to trendy dresses that have only just come into fashion over the past few months. When you’re shopping, think about whether you could imagine yourself wearing the dress in a couple of years time. If you can’t imagine it, chances are that it might not be the investment for you.
Tip 2: With Prints or No Prints
Prints can be a bit of sticky subject, especially when it comes to shopping for occasionwear. If you are planning to wear something multiple times, a loud print makes it far more obvious that you’re repeating the same look compared to a dress with no print. Prints are also much more likely to go out of style in a few years, so if you want to buy a safe dress that you know will last in your wardrobe, we’d recommend going for something more plain and simple. That doesn’t mean you have to go with a boring dress, you can easily find women’s dresses with interesting necklines and feminine details which makes it interesting without relying on a loud pattern.
Tip 3: Stick To Neutrals, Metallics, & Pastels
Depending on the occasion or season, it might not always feel appropriate to buy dresses in bright colours. For investment pieces, we’d recommend sticking to neutral, metallic or pastel colours instead. Not only are these colours much more versatile, suitable for any season from the height of summer to the dead of winter, they are also perfect for wearing to a number of occasions. A pretty pastel dress will look beautiful at a springtime wedding, but will also look sophisticated enough that you could wear it to a work event if you need to. Neutral shades are also perfect for those who have a more minimal style and want something that has a sophisticated elegance that can see them through even the most formal of events.
Tip 4: Mind the details
If you’re looking out for a simple dress that you can add to your wardrobe and wear to a variety of different occasions, don’t just go for plain and boring. Sometimes it’s all in the details when it comes to a beautiful dress, so if you want to find a piece that really has the WOW factor look out for pieces that have small details that make a big difference. Thinks like embroidery or embellishment around the neckline, one-shoulder numbers, or even garments that have built-in belts that nip in your waist just right. These small details will elevate your occasionwear and make you feel the best at whatever occasion you’re going to be attending soon.
Tip 5: Choose Quality Occasionwear
If you’re only spending a small amount of money on your occasionwear, this normally means that you might not be getting the quality you hoped for. Cheap clothes are normally made with equally as cheap fabric that won’t last and, in some cases, may even end up breaking on you the first time you wear them out. Good quality luxury clothing does require a bit of an investment, but you will quickly find that they are well worth the price when you’re able to wear them to multiple occasions. Quality occasionwear will be made of comfortable fabrics, have superior design and will be durable enough to last many years and many different events.
Tip 6: Shop Early
Never underestimate the benefit of shopping for occasionwear as early as you can. Normally when you leave shopping to the last minute, you will find yourself buying outfits that you would have never normally picked if you had really thought about it. You may also buy cheaper garments from companies that you know can deliver your items quickly rather than high quality stores that sell luxury occasionwear. As soon as you find out about an event, we’d always recommend having a quick look at potential outfits. This way you can decide on how much you want to spend, and see what different options are out there – plus, you’ll have plenty of time to allow for delivery and returns if you change your mind. If you shop early you may also be able to make the most out of sales and discounts that the company holds throughout the year.
Tip 7: Find a good store
When it comes to shopping for womens occasionwear, it can often feel like you’re bombarded with choice. There are so many different stores – both online and offline – that offer beautiful dresses and clothes that it can be hard to find one that really works for you. Doing a quick Google search for ‘womens occasionwear’ will generate plenty of results, so take your time to look through the different shops and see which one suits your vibe the most. Whether you’re looking for glamorous and elegant dresses, alternative styles, or laid-back casual designs, you’ll find a shop that will suit your personal style – you just have to look for it! You should also look out for things like return policies, discount codes, and membership rewards schemes as these are all additional benefits that can make a big difference. Once you’ve found a good store that fits your style, it could be one that you continue to purchase from whenever you’ve got an event that requires a new piece of occasionwear.
Tip 8: Check the Fabric
Just because you’re buying something from an expensive store, doesn’t always mean that you’re getting the good quality fabric you’d expect. All garments will have a tag on them that will tell you exactly what materials it’s made out of. Get to know the different materials and always double-check to make sure that you’re always getting the quality you pay for. You should also choose fabrics that you know are going to feel comfortable on you. There’s no point spending a lot of money on a beautiful dress if it’s made of an itchy material that’s just going to scratch you all night when you should be enjoying yourself. Similarly, materials like leather can be uncomfortable when it’s warm, and knitted materials are not always the best thing to wear at the height of summer.
Tip 9: Care Instructions
If you want your luxury occasionwear to last a long time, you should make sure to look after it in the right way. Especially with high-quality fabrics, you can’t always put them in a regular clothes wash in case they shrink or get damaged. To find out the best way to look after your clothes, you should always check the care instructions which you can find in one of the labels of your occasionwear. This will act as a guide on whether you can put it in the washing machine or if you should haf wash it, and what temperature it’s best to be washed at.
Tip 10: Keep in mind your designer’s brand
Every designer has a very different brand image, so we always recommend choosing one that matches your own image. For example, there are some brands out there that are known for going for edgy, grungey designs, which may not be worth your time if you’re the type of girl who looks to dress up in glamorous, embellished occasionwear. Once you’ve found a designer that matches your vibe, you can continue to curate your wardrobe based off their styles so you always look consistent, no matter what event you’re attending.
Time to get styling!
In this artice, we’ve taken you through some of our top tips when it comes to making luxury designer purchases, which we hope you found helpful! Whether you’re dressing up for a summer wedding or getting ready for a fancy work do, having the right occasionwear is always important.
How do you decide what occasionwear to buy?