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Special Occasion Dressing - Saving a Dime with a Style
It’s upsetting but true that an invitation to a wedding or cocktail party or almost any “special occasion” has an overwhelming effect on most of us.
“I haven’t got a thing to wear," and then we rush to dressmakers, shoe shops, accessory shops and all the shops we could think of, stricken with a desire to have something “dressy.”
As there is no cure for natural excitements like this, so there is also no cure to an impulsive passion for a dressy suit. Perhaps some sound advice for those of us who are faced with an invitation to an occasion can be interesting.
Try Not to...
Buy a dress or suit just to cause a stir on the day -- buy to wear and enjoy many times.
It's fun to get anything which can uniquely go with the other things you already possess – a plain white blouse can many times pair with any skirt or pants, a top coat must go with dresses already in your wardrobe. Choose a suit that you can wear the day after the occasion and still look right. If it isn't, curve promptings to buy no matter how desperately you feel you should have something new.
What about following a despairing urge to put another clip or flower somewhere? Appreciating the pleasure of slipping on an old dress over a new foundation challenges the imagination. If you look and feel incredibly beautiful in something of your choice, or an outfit that has been enhanced by YOU, then why decide to never wear it again?
It does not matter what you wear, what matters is you in that dress. I have a few clothing that I love wearing so often and as usual I get a "ribs-eye" look from my lovely sisters, lol!... I don't understand why I have to stop wearing something I very much like on me, so to escape those "fairy-witchy" looks, it kind of became an inspiration remaking an old one into a new look. Even if people start to realize they have seen it before, what could be so wrong? Special occasions come once or twice a year, so perhaps not a bad idea. :=)
Do the Best You Can to...
Keep a clear silhouette
Traditionally, dresses for special occasions offer more than A-line or wide-hemmed skirts. They come in styles with bold designs and timeless silhouettes that dominate special moments.
It is better to avoid a lot of floating ends, veils, furs, scarves, trinkets, beads and many other endless frills, than to look like so heavily-laden. So often we see women trying with one hand to stop their fur wraps slipping, or grasping an enormous handbag and a glass. In this situation, trying to drink starts a miniature landslide.
Go for Basic Neutrals
This helps a lot when you do want to change up the look, it could be easy to pull in a new combination.
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Buy new ones if you must, otherwise give a pair of old faithful a little extra tender loving care for the occasion. There are excellent refurbishing polishes and dyes that work wonders. Remember that often the party will be far too crowded for anyone to see your dainty feet.
Ready to Open that Sleeping Wardrobe?
Special occasion dresses have become an essential part of every woman’s wardrobe. So spending can be a wise treat. The goal in all this is to build a wardrobe and develop an ability to take most of what you own then cross-reference ideas with other things in your closet.
There is a good chance you have got some staple items in there. Re-using what you already own and finding some signature pieces and accessories that can act as your flavor and spice can display your adventurous creativity as well as respectable practicality.
Have you ever tried the effect of an old dress? It probably won’t satisfy you because deep in your heart is an ardent desire for something new. Well then at least you can go on a shopping spree with a clear conscience.