Finding designer dresses to impress is not so easy. You’ll be hard pushed to find anything in the high street. It specialises in what’s become known as ‘fast fashion’ – here today, gone tomorrow. A wardrobe staple is your best bet. You’ll pay more, but who doesn’t want to look a million dollars?

Splurging, But Worth It

Expert tailoring, fine fabrics and feminine shaping is the order of the day. A designer dress, from an established, reputable designer, is always going to be your best bet if you want to impress. If you look good, you’ll feel amazing. Worth the splurge? I think so.

Designer dresses with classical lines, well-constructed and beautifully shaped, can do the heavy lifting for you. Don’t underestimate the amount of effort that goes in to putting together a high-end dress. Such a dress does the heavy lifting for you, both disguising figure faults and making the most of your best features.

Of course, you must pick the right dress, it’s no good picking a dress that does not suit you. But truly figure flattering designs are there to be had and possibly at lower cost than you imagined. The first person you must impress is yourself. Knowing you look good does amazing things for self-confidence. It’s all very well chasing trends but these are here today and gone tomorrow. Who has the energy to keep up?

Dresses to Impress by Dolce and Gabbana

Take Dolce and Gabbana as a good example. Staples of their collections often rely on tried and trusted shapes. Not exclusively. But if it isn’t broke don’t fix it. What you pay for is superior cutting – feminine designs that flatter the female form and sought-after fabrics. Don’t underestimate a designer’s ability to cut patterns for women. It’s essential but under rated. Most ‘real women’ don’t have perfect bodies. Designers who can draw the eye to your most flattering feature while disguising figure faults are the order of the day. And don’t underestimate the importance of fabric. Mostly you’ll want to be looking at natural fibres although there are exceptions.

A Good Frock, online but based in Edinburgh, specialises in New, Preloved and Vintage dresses, typically by Dolce and Gabbana. You can check out the collection.

Geranium Print Fringed Dress

Dolce and Gabbana Geranium Print Dress

Dolce and Gabbana Petrol Blue Longuette Dress

Dolce and Gabbana Ruched Petrol Blue Dress