Whether you are going to a wedding or a charity event, picking the right dress is very important. With various cuts, colors, and styles available, it can be hard to pick the right dress for the occasion. However, we can guide you through tips you should use when choosing the perfect evening dress for you.

Take Your Bodyshape into Consideration

When shopping for clothes you shouldn't worry about trends. Instead, aim to find clothes that suit your body shape the best and accentuate your best features. 

If you have an hourglass shape, look for dresses with a V-neckline that will further emphasize your shape. Also, you can opt for dresses that highlight the waist

If your body shape is bottom-heavy, meaning that you have wider hips and a thinner upper body, look for dresses with a strapless top, v-neckline, or full skirt. A dress with lace detail and a longer back is a great choice as a v-neckline and tight-fitting top with an A-line skirt will balance out your proportions. Also, a longer back gives a skirt a fuller look. Another great option is a dress with frills on the neckline. This type of dress is excellent as the frills will draw attention to the top and balance out the proportions. 

If you tend to have broader shoulders and narrow hips opt for dresses that will create volume around your hips. This will give an illusion of an hourglass figure. Butterfly dresses create a lot of volume thanks to the draped high-quality material. You can also add a belt that will create a horizontal line that maintains the small waist appearance. Double-skirt dresses help balance out proportions with double flared skirts that give an appearance of ruffles. These dresses create a volume around the waist, drawing the eye downward.


Pick the Perfect Color

There are many different skin tones and based on the undertones of your skin certain colors will look better on you. To be sure you are picking the right dress examine your skin tone and decide whether it is warm or cool-toned. 

If your skin has red, pink, or blue undertones, you have cool-toned skin. The most flattering colors for you consist of deep purples, blues, lavender shades, and rich greens. If this is the case, a green dress with a flared-out skirt and lace neckline, or a navy blue dress will complement your skin tone and make you stand out.

On the flip side, if you find that your skin has gold and yellow undertones, you should opt for brown, green, yellow, and red colors, as they will go nicely with your warm undertones. For example, burgundy dresses will look stunning on you, as the color of the dress has warm undertones. 

Don't forget to have fun while picking out the perfect dress for you. Follow the tips, and also think about the venue and whether you will be dancing when you are choosing the dress.