Invest in a statement dress and you won’t regret it. A statement dress is a highly personal decision but when you want to make an entrance only an impactful dress will do. A word of caution though. Remember that you want people to notice you and not the dress, per se, so a dress along classical lines is a good option if you want to create impact. You want to stand out for the right reasons. Both established and emerging designers offer statement dresses.

Don’t Go Over the Top

Buying a statement dress is a good opportunity to play with colour, print and detailing. A dramatic colour, a long or short hemline, a sexy neckline or a bold print are obvious ways to add drama to a dress. It’s best not to go firing on all cylinders or you might stand out for the wrong reasons. Be clear whether you are looking for a day or evening dress or something that can be worn day or evening. Your choice of statement dress should reflect your personal style – if not, you won’t feel comfortable no matter how much you love it. Be careful with colour.

It all depends on what you are comfortable wearing. But remember you want to wear the dress not the other way around. To make a sound investment you want to be looking for a dress that won’t obviously date too quickly. It’s important you love it.

Buying A Designer Statement Dress

The question of how much you should spend is a difficult question to answer. You can make your cash go further if you are prepared to look at second-hand designer dresses. Though it’s not always easy to find genuine ‘worn once’ or ‘unworn’ dresses. And then you must trust they are authentic unless you buy from a business like A Good Frock who is able to authenticate their own stock. But there are bargains to be had. By buying preloved you can shave perhaps 40% off the full retail price. It depends where you look and what you are buying.

Right now, there are good deals to be had whether you are buying new or second-hand. It’s a good time to buy.

Once you invest in a statement dress there’s no going back. You will love the quality and the feel-good factor.