It’s perfectly normal for us to see a beautiful dress and become enamored with it. We immediately imagine ourselves in it, posing in front of a mirror for a selfie, lounging at our favorite spot, or flaunting it on a date. Still, that impulse buy might never actually get worn. If you don’t want another piece of clothing just hanging in your wardrobe for a whole year without finding the perfect place to wear it to and are tired of spending all your money on outfits that don’t quite fit, read on.
Four factors for women to consider before buying a dress
1. Your lifestyle
If you’re an office woman, your wardrobe will probably contain the highest number of formal dresses, pantsuits, and whatever you believe to be corporate enough to wear to your office. Before you buy that trendy dress, think about whether you’ll have the time to wear it before it runs out of vogue.
2. Your budget
Learning about money management isn’t as easy as people make it seem. If you’re reading this post, then you’ve likely been a victim of impulse buying at least once in your life, and that may have been money you spent on clothes.
Whatever the case, the most important thing to consider when buying a new dress isn’t your taste or personality. It’s your budget! If you’re limiting your purchases at the moment, then you should stop telling yourself it’s just one dress, or you have to buy it and wear it before it goes out of fashion.
These are common mistakes some women make because we buy that dress, wear it once, and can’t wear it again at the end of the day. However, at that moment, we’ve also broken our budget requirements.
Stop using discounts, trends, and an irresistible urge as your excuse. Learn to turn away from dresses that aren’t comfortably in your price range.
3. The texture
The quality of the fabric of the dress you want to buy also matters. When you’re buying an outfit online, especially from a new brand, you have to consider the quality of the texture that’ll arrive.
Bad quality outfits don’t speak well of your fashion choices. It’s much easier to determine the quality when buying from a physical store, as you can feel it and decide whether it’s to your taste.
Another area where your texture matters is temperature tolerance. Buy fabrics that are more tolerant of your local weather.
4. Your personal taste
The truth is, you’re in the best position to look great when you’re dressing according to your personal taste. You know what you’d rather step out in, so buying that dress only because it’s trending isn’t such a great idea.
Dresses enjoy the trend cycle more than any other outfit. Now, while you may justify purchasing the one you consider your favorite, remember it’ll still go out of vogue. Think about whether you’ll be able to wear it when it does, and also how you’ll feel digging it back up when the trend comes dancing around.