Hello Darlings, Finding that perfect fitting dress is a challenge, as every woman knows! A well fitting dress that is versatile enough to wear on a variety of occasions is an essential part of every woman's dream wardrobe. You just never know when a hot date will ask you out for a romantic dinner, or when a fabulous girl's night out on the town will come together last-minute, or you are suddenly invited to a swanky soiree. For all these "what ifs" and more, there should be that one dress that is always on stand-by!
Who's better to ask for her advice to find that perfect fitting dress if not a woman behind one of the best fitting dresses I've ever worn? Let me introduce Laurel Berman, designer of the hugely popular Los Angeles based brand Black Halo, and also the designer of their iconic Jackie O dress. So I asked Laurel for her insights on what to look for when shopping for that one perfect dress:
What are the five steps to finding a perfect dress?
1. Know your body type and what your best assets are – then show them off!
2. Know the colors that look the best on you.
3. Take it for a test drive when you are trying it on. Sit down, walk around, lift your arms and make sure you can drive a car or dance. You just want to make sure you can move around and feel comfortable in the dress!
4. When trying a dress make sure the bust fits perfect, tailoring the waist and hips is a simple and inexpensive process.
5. Which brings us to the last point – make friends with a good tailor! They can work magic!
What is the universally most flattering dress cut?
Our idea of the most flattering dress is a sheath dress, with a fitted waist and flattering cut. Of course, we would like to point out that we believe our Jackie O Dress is the most universally flattering dress of all!
What are the signs of good quality dress?
1. Fabulous fit that makes you feel 5 pounds thinner and 2 inches taller!
2. High quality fabric with great recovery that will wear well for years to come.
3. A high quality zipper can make all the difference in the look of the dress.
Is the little black dress the safest choice?
Yes, but who wants to be safe? Right now is all about color, just make sure to choose the right shade for you!
Black Halo’s mission is to empower women through fashion and make every woman feel confident and at her very best always. As some of you may know, I've been a fan of Black Halo for a long time and their Jackie O is one of the most flattering dresses that I've ever worn. That would also explain why I own three Jackio O dresses in various colors, including this Jackie O little black dress!
Have you found your perfect dress yet? If so, what kind of a dress is it?
On a side note, Black Halo is having a Warehouse Sale event this Friday and Saturday at their Los Angeles warehouse. For more details, click here!