If you have been invited to a party, are planning a holiday or are attending a wedding, this summer, you are going to want to buy a nice dress. Dresses and skirts are very much back in vogue, for 2018. So, there are certainly plenty available in the shops, right now. Finding one that you can afford to buy is the tricky bit. But, it is actually a lot easier than you think, as you will see when you read on.
Try Shopping Online
Big online retailers like Simply Be have a huge turnover. Every week, they get new stock in, which means they, almost always, have end-of-line dresses available at discounted prices. Some of them only cost £10 (about $13). Because fashion moves so fast, these days, there is no risk you will look out of date wearing dresses that you buy in this way.
Most of the large fashion retailers enable you to narrow down your search results by price. When you use this facility you can easily find the best bargains.
Sign Yourself Up For A Bargain
Of course, it is always worth shopping in the sales. These days, most shops hold at least three or four per year. A good way to find out about them is to sign up for various retailers’ newsletters. Usually, you will be one of the first to know about the sale. So, you can beat the rush and get to the best of the bargains. If you want to, you can also sign up for a few vouchers sites.
Learning to sew is a great way to save money. It also gives you more choice. If you see a dress you like that is a bit too long or needs an extra button adding you can go ahead and buy it. When you get it home you just need to spend an hour or so adjusting it to fit you perfectly.
Sewing is a lot easier than you think. For example, taking a dress in by a couple of centimetres is really easy when all you have to do is to follow the existing stitching. It is certainly easier than making a new dress from scratch and trying to sew two loose pieces of cloth together. If you want to learn more about adjusting clothes to fit and how to do it, I suggest you take a look at this article I wrote on the subject. It is all about adjusting kid’s clothes, but the principles and techniques discussed apply equally to adult clothing.
Try Swapping And Borrowing Dresses
If you have friends and family who offer to lend you something nice, take them up on their kind offer. You can easily make their dress your own by accessorising it cleverly.
Swapping or swishing is another excellent way to get your hands on a nice dress, at virtually zero cost. You can either arrange a clothes swapping party yourself or click here to find events in your area. This website also contains detail of repair workshops and resources that help you to get your hands on dresses that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Some of them are brand new and can be quite high-end.
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