Dresses

Tips for Buying a Black Maxi Dress

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A black maxi dress looks great on any woman. Black flatters most women and the fact that these dresses are full-length dress helps too. They can cover up a multitude of sins especially if you wear the right type of control underwear.

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Choosing the right cut for you

They come in a range of styles. You can choose to be modest and cover up completely, or show off your lovely legs by choosing one with a full length slit.

They come in all kinds of styles, including tank, wrap, sheath and column cuts. It really does not matter what shape your body is you will find a black maxi dress to suit you.

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A good choice of materials

Maxi dresses are made out of a wide range of fabrics, including velvet, lace, silk and cotton. Because these dresses are designed for glamorous occasions, they are often made out of rich, flowing high quality fabrics. It is easy to find this style of dress in a fabric that suits the climate in which you are going to be wearing it.

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Buying a dress for a special occasion

There are a few things to bear in mind when buying a dress for a special occasion. The first thing you should do is to start shopping around as early as you can.

Glance through magazines; take note of the dresses being worn by celebrities for parties and award dinners. If you see something you like make a mental note or better still cut out the picture or make a copy on your PC. When you go shopping keep an eye out and try on these kinds of dresses. If you browse online, use the bookmarking and wish list facilities that are provided on many clothing and retail websites.

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If you already know, what you like and which kind of dress suits you look for a maxi dress with similar styling. The chances are if a normal length wrap dress looks good on you, a full-length wrap dress will too. If you like a plunging neckline choose a maxi dress with a similar neckline.

Buying a Black Maxi Dress Online

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Many women cannot find what they want on the High St. Luckily, there is a good alternative, which is to buy on-line. There you get far more choice and it is far easier and quicker to shop around than it is on the High St.

If you do decide to buy your black maxi dress on-line, do so from a well-established website that provides you with a secure way to pay. The best sites sell dozens of maxi dresses as well as the accessories you need to complete your special outfit.

Look at the returns policy before buying to make sure that you can send the dress back if it is not a good fit. To improve your chances of getting the sizing right take the time to check what others who have bought the dress have to say about the fit. Websites provide sizing guidance, but as on the High Street the actual sizing of garments is all over the place, so using the reviews can help you to avoid buying a size 14 that turns out to fit more like a size 12.

2015 Evening Dress Trends

2015 Evening Dresses

Every year, evening dress styles evolve change. Evening dresses in 2015 are much more flowing and less formal than they have been for several decades. This dovetails into the trend for hippy chic that you see on the High Street at the moment.

Tassels, frills and hippy chic

The hippy feel is also there in the way dresses and accessories are being finished. Fringes and tassels are there in some of the most recent catwalk evening dresses, but they are short and used sparingly.

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A wide choice of styles

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However as usual, there is a range of styles to choose from. Eveningwear, to some extent, always bucks normal fashion trends.

Fashion houses are acutely aware that formal dinners, award ceremonies and big parties are extremely important events. Most women only attend such events a few times in their life. This means that women need a range of flattering styles to choose from to ensure that they feel truly comfortable and look their best.

 

 

 

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A young woman looking for a prom dress may feel more comfortable in a short dress rather than a full-length dress. Whilst, a woman in her 70s is unlikely to want to wear a short dress with a plunging neckline, so even if this is the trend most evening dress designers ensure that their range still offers some choice.

However, in 2015, the majority of the evening dresses on offer are full-length, made of soft materials, nipped at the waist with a full or A line skirt.
There are some designers that are bucking the trend providing a pencil style skirt, but they are the exception rather than the norm. As the season progresses this may change because pencil skirts are definitely back this summer, but informal skirts made of denim rather than formal skirts for suits. It will be interesting to see if the pencil skirt does cross over into formal and eveningwear later this year.

Influences on Evening Dress Trends

Sheer Beaded One Shoulder Chiffon Caribbean Green Dress 2015

There are several factors that have fed into this move away from the straight, figure hugging, classic evening dresses. As normal, the style of evening dresses, to some extent, follows general fashion trends. Recently more flowing and feminine dresses have become very popular. Last year's trend for full-length summer dresses made from soft, flowing materials has definitely fed into this year's evening dress designs.

What celebrities wear to award ceremonies also influences evening dress trends. This year it looks like black is very much back and plunging necklines are in, but so are single strap dresses. These award ceremony trends will feed into mainstream evening dresses later this year, so styles will change again for the fall and winter.

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Other Changes for 2015

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As well as the style of dress, changing drastically this year the way women buy their eveningwear is also changing. More and more women are shopping online for their evening dresses. In 2015, online sales are will increase again. Women like the convenience of buying online, especially now that the best firms offer a proper tailoring service to their online customers.