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Secret Tips to Pick Glamorous Evening Dresses for Special Events

Secret Tips to Pick Glamorous Evening Dresses for Special Events

You’ve just been invited to a prestigious formal event, maybe a wedding or a gala. AMAZING! 

But wait, you don’t have anything to wear. Oh no! 

Well, not to worry, you know you’ll pick out a fabulous dress that’ll make you the highlight of the night. But… how are you going to figure out what’s the ideal dress for you?

Don’t even sweat! Because we’ve got some secret tips to help you pick the most glamorous evening dresses for your special event.  

Just keep it between us (wink, wink). 

Know and Own Your Body Type

Before you go down the spiral of trying out uncountable dresses for the event, it is important that you understand your body type. Knowing this can help you ease the process of finding the right dress. Let’s go over some of the most common shapes. 

Hourglass Shape

Well, if you rock an hourglass shape, then you already know that every dress will look good on you. Your body type is all about curves, so make sure you choose an evening dress that emphasizes your curves. We recommend a mermaid or trumpet silhouette. Take a look at Style 88554 for this.

Pear Shape

For pear-shaped beauties out there, you need to create a balance for your look. What’s the best way to do it? By opting for A-line dresses or gowns with embellished tops. The craftsmanship on the upper section of the elegant evening gown will create a balanced and elegant look. Think of something like Style 88841.

Apple Shape

Shawty had them Apple Bottom jeans… wait, we are not in the club. For you, sweetheart, we have to focus on creating an elongated look, and you can achieve that with a good ol’ v-neck dress like Style 94037 and empire waist gown, giving you the perfect look. 

Rectangle Shape

It’s all about creating the illusion of curves with this one. So, if you are rocking a rectangular shape, you should choose dresses with ruffles, peplum details, or a cinched waist like Style 94045. Why? Because it’ll make you look curvy and balance out your look.

Petite Frame

It's not exactly a shape, but we can’t leave out petite beauties. Can we now? So, if you are rocking a petite frame, you should consider dresses with vertical lines or high-low hemlines similar to Style 94046 to create a sense of height. Also, avoid bulky gowns and go for specialized petite evening gowns.

Add Some Color To The Mix

I have always loved color, and I feel it has a tremendous impact on the way people feel. - Carolina Herrera.

So, you might as well use this power of color to make your evening dress stand out. But how do you go about choosing the right color? Well, here are some tips:

Consider Your Skin Tone

Here your primary focus is to pick a color that enhances your natural beauty. If you have a fair skin then go for cooler shades like purple, blue, or even emerald green. If you a medium skin tone, earth tones and bold colors are your friends. If you have a dark skin, you can easily go for warmer tones like red, orange, and gold. 

What’s the Occasion?

Depending on how formal the event is, you can pick color accordingly. Let’s say it’s a formal event, then we hgihly suggest you go for black, navy, or red evening dresses. However, if the event is a little laid back, you can experiment with colors and see what works for you!

Seasonal Hues 

Align your evening dress with nature. Take a hint from the changing seasons and pick a color accordingly. Rich and deep colors like burgundy can make you look irresistible, like a fine bottle of wine in winter, while lighter shades like lavender can make you a refreshing breeze of spring.

Focus on Fit and Fabric

What’s more important than the color? Fit and fabric! Because there’s no point of looking like a dream when you’re feeling like a nightmare. 

Every body is different, therefore, we highly recommend you make sure that your dress fits you perfectly. If not, consider getting alterations. It’ll not only make you comfortable but also will also boost your confidence. 

Fabric choice is highly subjective, some people prefer silk while others love satin. Just make sure you feel comfortable in the fabric of your choice. 

Length Do Matters

Think in terms of dresses! The length of an evening gown is very important. Here’s how to choose the ideal length. 

Long Evening Dresses

Just remember the old saying: if it’s a formal event, long is the ideal length. Okay, this saying doesn’t actually exist, but always opt for long evening dresses for formal events to add a touch of elegance. 

Shorter Evening Gowns

Evening gowns for women are usually on the longer side. With that said, it doesn’t mean you cannot rock a short evening dress at a cocktail party. These are great for fun events. 

Accessorize Your Look

Accessories can either make or break your look. So it is important that you choose accessories accordingly. Here are some tips on how to accessorize your evening gown:


Either go with jewelry that compliments your dress or don’t do jewelry at all. For a simple gown with no embellishments, you can go for statement pieces, while for a detailed dress, choose modern and minimal jewelry. 


We know your first instinct is to rush for the heels, but hold on dear. Consider the duration of the event, the venue, and what you will be doing there to make the final call for shoes. You want something that’s elegant but comfortable as well. 


Here, it’s not even a competition. You’ve got to choose a small clutch to carry your essentials and your stunning look! 

Hair and Makeup

Your hairstyle and make up is the second most important factor after the dress when it comes to your overall look. We highly recommend you book an appointment with a professional hair stylist to ensure you look your best. 

Ready to Rock the World with Your Evening Dress?

While you may feel overwhelmed with all the rules and choices for the evening dress, we want you to know that it’s all to help you make your choice easier. 

Focus on yourself, your emotion, and mood, because ultimately, you are there to have fun and enjoy yourself. 

So, what are you waiting for? Put these tips to use and begin your journey to find the perfect evening dress today!