Things to Count Before Buying Designer Gowns


Even if you haven’t got an invite to the Oscars, your wardrobe could always do with a beautiful Designer gown… you know for those extra special occasions. There are many dos and don’ts about having a gorgeous gown. Firstly understand the types of gown and on what occasion you can wear it on :

A-Line – new year’s parties or as bridesmaid dresses

Modified A-Line – friends reception

Ball gown – wedding and engagement

Sheath – award or cocktail party

Empire Waist – mehendi or haldi functions

Mermaid – parties or black-tie events

Trumpet – reception or civil ceremony

Few of the designers have signature styles from which you can identify from which designer it is designed. That voluminous textured ball gown with a corseted bodice is most likely a Vera Wang creation, while a silk faille A-line gown adorned with hand-cut lace is most likely an Oscar de la Renta or Carolina Herrera. Oh, and that hand-embroidered tulle confection you saw on Instagram at a jaw-droppingly gorgeous wedding in Italy? That was likely Valentino, Elie Saab, Monique Lhuillier, or Marchesa.

What Fabric is used?

The Fabric should have flow or fall, this will give a beautiful structure to the gown and make it voluminous with help of a cancan layer below it. Choose a classic colour with lustrous fabrics and rich details. The types of fabrics that can be used for gown are Chiffon, Velvet, Georgette, Crepe, Satin, Organza, Neoprene, Raw Silk, etc. Depending on the climate select the fabric, for instance satin should not be wore in very cold climate & not to wear Velvet in very hot climate. Keeping all this in mind Choosing colour according to the fabric is also important. Like for velvet Dark Shades look royal, Georgette looks chic in pastel shades. Fabrics will also be important based on what kind of embroidery you are looking for, for instance zardosi work on velvet or raw silk, sequence work on net or chiffon & thread work for satin and organza.

How Much volume is too much volume?

If you want to enhance your body shape and look flawless, go for Empire Waist Gown trend. A-line gowns are the perfect choice when you want a minimalist silhouette like for new year’s parties or as bridesmaid dresses. Depending on the occasion and for how long you have to wear it decide the volume of your gown, as you will have to manage the gown till than. If you have to dance, you should cut down on the volume so that the movements are easy while you have to dance.

What type of embroidery will suit for the event?

If the event is going to be in bright lights try having shiny embroidery so you shine like a star in that event. For certain events like morning wedding outfits should have more colour to look beautiful in day light, so mixing colourful thread work with some shiny embellishments will make the outfit charm. Few of the gowns also look gracious in self embroidery.

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