Tips On How To Choose The Perfect Party Dress

christmas-holiday-dress-mixed-with-red-short-holiday-dress-style-combined-with-golden-belt-accessories-and-golden-necklace-also-simple-dark-grey-high-heel-shoes-945x7092171112_380262 cute-party-dressYou finally got an invitation to the hottest party of the season but you have nothing to wear! Searching for that perfect party dress can be stressful. It is very rare that a woman gets it absolutely right and picks a formal dress that truly makes her stand out from the crowd no matter where she goes. When searching for a party dresses, take the following things into consideration to ensure that you are a knockout at any event.

Choosing a Party Dress:

  • Always consider the occasion. How formal is the gathering you are attending? If you are attending an upscale dinner party, you should stick with a more conventional cut and avoid a dress that falls above the knees. For more informal parties, fashionable cuts that show a bit more skin are perfectly acceptable but should remain tasteful. A cocktail party dress in a conservative style works well for both.


  • Find the perfect color. Consider what colors accent your best features. There are many online sites that give color recommendations based on skin tone, hair and eye coloring. You can also ask your friends and family which color you look best in. For example, if you have brown or olive-colored skin with darker hair and eyes, jewel-toned dresses will look great on you. Lean towards deep, rich purples, pinks and golds for your party dress. If you have ivory or beige-colored skin, choose a formal party dress that brings out the undertones in your skin. A royal blue or teal shade can accent skin with bluish undertones while skin with pink and red undertones looks lovely with peach colors.


  • Always consider the fabric. While a dress might be cheap and in a cut and color that you like, a low-quality fabric is always noticeable. Spend the extra cash to buy quality materials, and your party dress will look nicer on your body and to the discerning eye. Also, pick fabric that will minimize any problem areas and accentuate your curves. Jersey and knit fabrics can cling to your body and make you look bigger than you are, depending on the style. These can also make the dress look more casual and are not appropriate for formal party dresses.

Don’t worry about following trends. The key to a good cocktail party dress that will last you through multiple wears is to choose a style, cut and color that complement your body, features and skin tone. Empire waists and A-line styles are flattering on most body shapes, and ball-gown cuts are stylish as well.




Counterfit Christmas Gift Shopping

Why do we buy replicas? Maybe it’s to follow a certain trend or maybe it’s just to fill the emptiness within. Consumerism is really taking over. But, you do have a choice. When it comes to buying top of the line designer goods, you can either buy original products or counterfeits. I believe it is up to you to decide if you want to spend $800 on a designer bag or maybe half the price on a replica.

12Well, if you’re a fashion lover like me but have many other real world responsibilities like paying back student bills, feeding yourself and taking care of kids. A replica is pretty much all you’d be able to afford. So I make it a point to get one replica purse or bag every year.

NO, I am not talking about those cheapo knockoffs that spell Hike instead of Nike~See Exhibit A.

Exhibit Ahike

I’m actually talking about the type of replicas that can fool even the designer. Replicas that are so good; it is almost impossible to tell that it’s a fake. You may be skeptical but I’ve seen some really good replicas that looked exactly like an original.

So it got me thinking, why don’t I get my mom for Christmas one this year. She loves bags as much as I do and she wouldn’t even care if it’s fake ~ I hope.

Here’s how to pick out a replica clothes or designer wear.

  • Attention To Detail

Whether it’s a product you found online or at Downtown, the most important thing when it comes to picking out a good replica is to make sure it looks exactly like the original. Good replicas may cost more than cheap knockoffs but it will certainly give you the street cred you’re looking for.

  • Price

Any piece of replica that costs more than ¾ the price of an original designer piece is certainly not worth buying. I’d rather just save up the rest and get the real thing. Bear in mind that no matter how good a replica might look and feel, it is still a fake so do your research before shopping.

  • Return Policy

Ok here’s a tricky one. If you’re buying your replicas online, you probably need a return policy. If you get goods that aren’t as they were advertised to be you’d want to be able to send it back. Without it, I’d certainly advise against buying replicas online. You wouldn’t know when a smartass scammer wants to try and pull a fast one on you.

Follow these tips and you’ll be able to shop to your heart’s content. But, if you’re gift shopping for a woman who doesn’t appreciate replicas like the rest of us, check out this website that has the best Christmas gift ideas for her 2016. They have some really cool suggestions that would make gift shopping a breeze ~not to mention, they cost a lot less than good replicas.

Embrace your body type by finding the right clothes

No matter what you’ve read in the fashion magazines, there is no cookie-cutter approach to style. The fun thing about fashion (and the reason we’re so obsessed with clothes and shoes) is that literally anything goes — if it makes you look and feel good too.

The first step to finding the right clothes to bring out your inner goddess, or rock star or CEO is to figure out your specific body type so that you can play up your best features:

Determine and embrace your body type


Body shape is all about proportion, and fashion is all about dressing those proportions to look their very best. When you think about body types, don’t focus on height and weight… focus on shape. A slender gal can have the same body shape as a curvy gal, just as a short woman can have the same body shape as her taller friend. And it’s not about trying to look thin; it’s about accentuating your shape and enhancing what you have so you feel your best in every outfit you own.

Each of us is unique — and our bodies are, too! Nevertheless, our body shapes are generally narrowed down to five general categories: pear, wedge, rectangle, apple and hourglass. You might fall into one category, or you might be a blend of two or more categories.

Once you’ve determined your body shape, you can begin to consider which fashion trends to embrace and which to avoid. Spend some time in front of the mirror and do a fair and honest assessment of your body. Then put these fashion tips to work.

Pear-shaped celebrities: Kim Kardashian, Eva Mendes, Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Katherine Heigl

  • Pear body traits: Your lower body is wider than your upper body — in other words, your hips are wider than your shoulders. Your bottom is rounded and your waist is well-defined.
  • Your best assets: Shoulders and torso
  • Your fashion goals: Emphasize your waist and arms, add volume to your shoulders and upper body.
“As a rule of thumb, necklines for dresses should accentuate the shoulders and waist — play around with sweetheart, scoop-neck or plunging. Opt for visually interesting hemlines on dresses that slim the hips and thighs, like the hi-lo trend or a tulip skirt,” advises J’Amy Tarr, the fashion designer and fashion illustrator behind the women’s luxury outerwear brand J’Amy Tarr Outerwear.
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