You may have a pretty good idea of what styles look good on you for work, casual nights, and weekend fun. But when it comes to that special event, finding the perfect dress can be a challenge. Sometimes, it’s a struggle to find the right fit or fabric. Other times, it’s the overwhelming selection of extravagant evening gowns to choose from that makes the decision difficult.
Our professional styling team at Helen Ainson wants to make the process of choosing your dress fun and easy. Therefore, we’d like to give some advice on picking the best dress to make sure you attend your next event with style and confidence.
Less is Often More
In most cases, it’s better to err on the side of elegant simplicity when it comes to choosing an evening gown. Everyone wants to create an eye-catching ensemble, but the dress does not have to be the sole instrumentalist. A simple, single-colored dress can be paired with a striking pair of earrings or statement-making heels to create an orchestra for the eyes. Although your array of limitless options at Helen Ainson may include sequins and glitter, remember that the more complex the dress is the riskier of a choice it is. That isn’t to say that there aren’t occasions for bedazzlement and extravagance!
What Will the Setting Be Like?
Some events call for simplicity, but others call for dresses with lavish styles and unrestrained character. One of the first things you should consider is the type of event for which you need a new dress. How formal is it? Did the invitation specify a certain style, such as black tie? You don’t want to look out of place by dressing over-the-top or arriving underdressed. It’s also important to remember that not all dresses work for any occasion, though some may be more versatile than others.
Understanding Your Body Type
Another factor that should be considered is your body type. Your body type will have a huge influence on which type of dress you decide to wear. You know yourself best, so take into consideration which of your best attributes you’d like to accentuate. If you aren’t certain about the body type you have, a safe choice is an A-line dress like Helen Ainson or a V-neckline gown like this one. Both of these options never go out of style and can flatter virtually any body type.
Choosing the Right Color
Choosing the best color to compliment your complexion and hair color can be tricky. Not everyone knows their palette, and certain colors can accentuate certain features you may not have intended to or want to. You will want to pick a dress that makes your skin glow and your eyes pop without blending too well into the color of your dress. The general rule is that people with warmer skin tones often look best in warm, earthy shades, like gold, dark green, and brown. For those who have cool undertones, we recommend cooler colors like blue, gray, and silver.
After you’ve equipped yourself with these fashion tips, come visit Helen Ainson to find your perfect, elegant evening gown! No matter what type of event you’re preparing for, our team can help you find the best choice to complement your features and fit the occasion. If you’re curious about our selection, you can visit us in downtown Darien or peruse our online collection here. If you have any questions or want to schedule a personalized appointment, you can start by giving us a call at (203) 655-9841. Our boutique is located at 1078 Boston Post Road, in Darien. We look forward to helping you find the perfect ensemble!
Five Evening Gown Fashion Tips for That Special Event