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Tips on Buying Occasion Wear

By margaretdoyle, Mar 12 2018 04:49AM

Aideen Bodkin at Ryan Design, Clonmel
Aideen Bodkin at Ryan Design, Clonmel
Mother of the Bride at Klassy Lady, Cahir
Mother of the Bride at Klassy Lady, Cahir

This is a busy time of year for a Personal Shopper with Communions, Confirmations and Weddings all around the corner. For clients who's style is usually casual, this can be a very stressful purchase. Follow my top tips to help make it less stressful.


1. Wear the right undewear when going shopping

The biggest turn off any potential purchase happens when you look in the mirror and all you see is muffin top or belly overhang brought on briefs that are just too skimpy. For dresses you must wear full briefs that come up as high as your natural waistline. Anything lower and your dress will cling to all those places you are self conscious of.


2. Take photos

You will be photographed on the day, so when picking the right outfit it's important that you take pictures from all angles to see how the otufit will photograph and to make sure you will be happy in years to come looking back on those memories.


3. Flatter in the right Shape and Colour

Be open to new ideas on shape and colour and even to try something different from what you had in mind. You might be surprised that you can pull off a style you have previously shyed away from. The style should flatter your shape and draw attention to your best features and draw away from the worst. Choose a colour you personally love to wear, as you will wear it with confidence. Colours that suit our skintone (and this is not linked to your hair or eye colour, a regular myth I often hear stated), will make your eyes sparkle, your lips will appear to suddenly have had a fresh coat of lipstick applied and your cheeks will appear fuller.


4. See the bigger picture

The wow factor does not come from the dress alone. So often people leave a perfect dress behind because it alone seems too plain or simple. They cannot picture how amazing the complete outfit will look. An occasion outfit is not complete until you add the finishing touches, a customised headpiece, a statement piece of jewellery or a statement bag or shoes will bring even the simplest dress to a differnt level of stunning!


5. Be Yourself

You want to feel fabulous and confident on the big day. So if you don't feel WOW in the outfit then don't buy it, regardless of what anyone else thinks. After all you are the only one who will be wearing it!


If you have an occasion coming up and you need some professional advice, please contact Margaret on 087 7926244.

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