Shopping for your formal dress is much like wedding gown shopping: it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event, it’s essential, and it can be stressful. We want to take you through 4 things you need to know before going formal dress shopping.
Plan Ahead: Find Inspo
Before starting your shopping journey in physical stores, it’s good to look around on platforms like Instagram or Pinterest and save some photos of gowns you like. While you’re saving images of gowns, you’ll start to find you’re gravitating towards specific elements or even formal dress styles, which will help point you in the direction of your gown.
Don’t Settle: Shop Around
There are so many options for formal dresses now, from stores locally here in Brisbane (or wherever you’re located) to trusted online retailers, or even going the custom route if you want something different. When you visit stores to try on gowns, don’t feel pressured into buying a garment; take your time and shop around until you find ‘the one.’
Price Match: If you see a gown you love, take some photos and take note of the price; then, you can go away and price match it before you commit to spending any money.
Be Unique: Custom Formal Dresses
If you’ve got a specific dress in mind, or if you want something unique that you can guarantee no one else will be wearing, this is where having a custom-made formal gown becomes the ideal solution.
Custom formal dresses allow you complete freedom in design. The dress can be whatever you want it to be while still being a unique gown that no one else will be wearing at your formal!
Shop With A Trusted Friend/Family Member
Whenever you’re shopping for a gown as important as formals, wedding dresses, or those once-in-a-lifetime events, we always suggest taking someone along whose opinion you trust and value. Having a second voice in the room, a different view or assistance is always good.