Most of the time, the clothes we wear are not particularly glamorous. In the office, most women tend to dress quite formally with their clothes being stylish, but definitely not chic or glamorous. At home, it is usually casual clothes, but every now and again we get the chance to dress up and it is then we want something that has a touch of something special about it.
We may be attending a wedding, going to a formal dinner or simply out on a romantic date with our other half. All of these occasions give us the chance to buy something special and really dress up and enjoy ourselves.
In the past, we would have splashed a few hundred pounds on an outfit for a special occasion and not really worried about the fact we may only wear it once. These days, most people are on far tighter budgets, so have a lot less to spend than they once did. Here we look at how to be able to afford a glamorous dress on a budget.
Check out affordable designers
In the past, if you wanted an evening dress you had little choice but to buy a high-end designer dress. The fact you were buying from a high-end designer meant that you had to have a generous budget when buying this kind of dress.
These days there are plenty of designers who make high quality dresses that start at as little as of this kind of designer. This New York based company has been making high quality women’s dresses for over 30 years, and have always offered high-end dresses at affordable prices.
Buy in the sales
If you get the chance, buy your dress in the sales. You can easily find a beautiful designer dress for £50 if you take this approach.
However, you do have to be careful if you decide to buy in this way. If you are the kind of woman, whose weight fluctuates you could find yourself unable to get the dress you bought in the sales on, at a later date.
If you do buy a dress in the sales, try to buy what you need to accessorise it at the same time. Doing so will ensure that you have the complete outfit ready to wear when you need it. If you leave buying the shoes, handbag and other accessories until a few weeks later, you may find it harder to find items that match the dress properly. These days fashions move quickly, most designers release new lines and styles every six weeks or so.
Which brings us to another important point about buying in the sales; if you may not wear the dress anytime soon there is a danger that it could end up going out of fashion. Therefore, we always recommend buying classically cut dresses. These never really go out of fashion so offer the best value of money because you will be able to wear the dress almost regardless of the current fashion trend.