So you have a fabulous occasion coming up and need to find that perfect occasion dress for that special day! It can be hard to know where to start with shopping for that special occasion! We have put together some of our top tips to help you shop occasion wear and hopefully help take the stress out of it for you! Whatever the occasion, be it a wedding, christening, communion, confirmation graduation, a day at the races, a special birthday you want to look and feel fabulous for that day!
1- Our top tip for women choosing occasion wear would be to shop early! Give yourself time in choosing occasion wear! There is nothing worse than being against the clock trying to find that perfect occasion dress! It ends up being stressful and more often than not you end up choosing something for the sake of it. You want to be happy with your outfit for that upcoming occasion! If you can, start shopping for some time ahead of your occasion, so you are not rushed in making a purchase for the special occasion. Enjoy the shopping experience and feel great in your choice of occasion wear! After all, you are dressing for a special event and the photos will be something you look back on!
2- Another tip is to shop in the season if possible! If you have a Spring/Summer wedding, shop in Spring/Summer! The Spring/Summer collections of occasion wear for women are in store from the beginning of January! So it still gives you plenty of time to shop ahead of your Spring/Summer occasion! The best time to shop for your occasion is in season, if it’s a Spring/Summer wedding you want to be choosing from the Spring/Summer stock! There are so many fabulous floral prints, summer brights, soft pastels and vibrant prints that would be fab to wear to any Spring/Summer occasion in store now it’s a must to get in and take a look!
3- Our main piece of advice in relation to occasion wear outfit shopping would be to remain open minded!! Our styling consultants have over 25 years in dressing women for special occasions! Our stylists know the occasion wear stock better than anybody and really know the shapes and cuts of styles! They also know what shapes flatter certain figures! We would advise women shopping for occasion dresses in Ireland to come in with an open mind, be open to suggestions! Our stylist will ask you what the occasion is you are shopping for and pick out outfits suitable for your upcoming occasion based on your tastes and preferences! You may have a specific style or dress in mind, don’t be disheartened if you find its out of stock more often than not the dress you have in mind is not the one you will choose! Ultimately, if you trust us we promise you will leave feeling fabulous with your choice of occasion wear!
4- Another tip to help you in choosing an occasion wear dress would be to find out if there is any dress code. Is it a black tie event, is it cocktail attire or is there a colour requirement? It’s important to find out the details of the occasion and dress accordingly! If there is a dress code, be sure to let our stylists know so they can tailor the search to meet your requirements! Women can often be a little disheartened when shopping for an occasion if there is a dress code as they sometimes feel curtailed in their choice of occasion wear. However, you don’t have to feel curtailed dress code requirements don’t have to be followed exactly! If you are shopping for a special occasion you want to look great and not be purchasing something simply because it meets the dress code criteria! So don’t be disheartened by a dress code, we have over 3000 sq. ft. of an occasion where you are bound to have plenty of options to choose from in our store even with a dress code requirement! If it’s a black & white ball, you don’t have to pick the first black or white dress you see just because it meets the criteria! You can very much make an occasion dress your own style and still meet dress code criteria!
5- Often what can really set off an occasion wear dress is the accessories! It also gives a different look for you to the outfit! Definitely, accessorize when choosing an occasion wear dress! Be open to different accessory options, it is amazing the difference a hat can make an outfit! Just like, choosing the outfit to try on plenty of options in terms of hats and fascinators to really set the outfit off! Are you going to the races or a wedding? If so then a hat or fascinator is almost a must to complement your occasion wear outfit! We have stunning hats & fascinators in store from Snoxell to complement outfits, in fact, some pieces have been custom made to match outfits perfectly! We also have gorgeous clutch bags, jewellery and shoes to match outfits! Literally dressing you head to toe for your special occasion! It’s important to get the accessories right, so they are complementing your occasion wear outfit!
6- Our best piece of advice for women shopping for a dress for an occasion would be to feel comfortable and fabulous in your choice of occasion wear! Make sure you feel fantastic in your choice, choose an outfit that makes you feel fabulous! If your shopping for an occasion like a wedding, christening, graduation or the races it’s likely you will spend the day in your outfit, therefore, feeling good is of paramount importance! It’s so important that you feel fab in that outfit, it’s a special occasion you’ll have pictures to look back and you’ll want to look back fondly on how you looked and felt on the day! Our main aim when helping you choose an outfit for a special occasion is to that you feel fab in the outfit you ultimately choose! We assure you, you’ll feel great wearing your outfit of choice on that special day! Ultimately, you should feel great wearing your outfit for your special occasion!
7- In choosing your occasion wear outfit, choose what you feel comfortable in and what makes you feel fabulous! After all, you will be the one wearing it on that special occasion. And lastly, trust us we want to find the perfect outfit for you and know best how to style women for that special occasion! With over 3000 sq ft of occasion wear to choose from and stylists with 25 year’s experience, we promise you will find your perfect occasion wear outfit at Nicola Ross. Be sure to give us a call on 045 875181 if you have any queries! We are also open 7 days a week 9:30-6pm Monday to Saturday and 12-6pm on Sundays! Personal shopping appointments are also available on request!