Buying the perfect evening gown can be overwhelming.

There are just so many options and it can be difficult to know where to start. How graceful and glamorous you feel once you do find that perfect item does make it all worth it though.

However, choosing can be problematic for some. That is why we are here to take some of the stress out of the process and give you our guide to finding your perfect evening gown.

This modest gown is a perfect mother of the bride gown.

This is a gown with elbow length embellished sleeves. Semi loose fit, with high slit on one side of the gown.

Know your shape

Assessing your body shape before you look for that ideal dress is a step that is sure to set you off on the right path. After all, you want a dress that shows off your best assets and makes you feel like a superstar.

There is an abundance of information out there about what body category you fall into and what shape gowns suit those shapes best. Essentially, when looking for an evening gown, you will want something that helps you both look and feel at your best and knowing your shape will help with this process.

Assess Your Budget

This is the practical bit, that isn’t that much fun. Before starting the process of buying an ideal evening gown, it is a worthwhile practice to know your budget. This will save you disappointment down the line if you find something that isn’t quite within your price range.

Of course, there are times where it is definitely worth spending more on higher quality, but you can also save by looking at designer clothing sale stock and getting your timing right with seasons.

Prioritise Top Designers

You should always give priority to top quality designers.

Claudette Floyd’s designs have appeared in the likes of ELLE, Dress to Kill, FLARE, LOULOU and Clin d’Oeil and have graced the runway of both Montreal and Toronto Fashion weeks.

Her gowns are the very essence of elegance and beauty. Owning a piece by her will be something you will always cherish.

Trends Aren’t Everything

When it comes to buying an evening gown, picking the trendiest item isn’t always the best move. Trends come and go, but some styles never go out of fashion. We are not saying that you should always choose safe, but we are saying that class is timeless.

Tulle Ball Gown

This is an Aline gown made with a flower mesh tulle fabric.

What Fabric Do You Want?

Choosing the right fabric for your gown is another step you should take. Some body types suit certain fabrics, while some people don’t feel comfortable in certain materials.

Of course, the weather of where you will be wearing the gown also comes into play here. For instance, if you are going to be in a hot climate, a heavy fabric won’t be comfortable or practical.

Thinking twice about the material of your gown is a wise choice and one you will be glad you made further down the line.

Enjoy the process

Choosing the right evening gown should be fun and something you enjoy, rather than endure. Check out some of our designs now and get something that makes you feel as wonderful as you are.