It’s Grade 11 dance dress season ! The last thing you need is an overwhelming shopping experience. Here are some tips to shop successfully for your Grade 11 Dance dress in 2017 :
Get an idea of what you like.
When the time comes for you to start shopping around for your beautiful Grade 11 dance dress it is crucial to have an idea of what you looking for. A colour, trend, style and shape, especially if there is a stylist helping you. We recommend shopping where an “outsider” is able to help you as they not emotionally involved and they usually have years of experience on body shape, style and colours. Having an idea of what you like, positions the stylist favorably to really help you find a dress that is perfect for you!
Keep an open mind.
Having absolutely no idea is bad enough but what can be even worse is having a set idea and choosing not to try anything different on. This is dangerous and not helpful to your search. We see pictures on models and love the dress and at times think it will look gorgeous on us too, but in actual fact not every dress suits everybody. However, with a slight open mind and a willingness to try, there definitely is a dress for everyone!
Choose to shop when you are feeling well!
This is a common mistake all woman make. Feeling bloated, moody, sad and sweaty can negatively affect your shopping experience. Try to avoid this as much as you possibly can.
Try shop in smaller numbers (preferably no friends).
At this sensitive age many girls tend to want to bring in groups of friends but in our experience this adds more confusion, drama and chaos. I would recommend one parent or 1 sibling when shopping for your Grade 11 dance dress.
Go for what makes you feel confident.
No matter what make sure you choose what makes you feel beautiful. The sad truth is many girls choose ‘mom’s’ favourite or ‘bestie’s’ favourite. Then when they get to their special night they are disappointed with what they are wearing. Always choose what makes YOU feel most beautiful.
Try avoid the ‘overdone’ styles.
We understand that being different at this age isn’t fun and not every girl can do it. But if you are bold enough to wear what ever you love, instead of wearing something that every other girl is wearing, I say GO FOR IT! If you don’t feel bold enough own your uniqueness then try to at least tweak the style slightly; so you don’t look exactly like your crew.
Visit our showroom to view our beautiful collection of Grade 11 dance dresses. Open weekdays 9am to 4.30pm and Saturdays 9am to 2pm.