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Things You Should Know When Gown Shopping

If you are attending a gala, gallakjoler, or a wedding, you usually do gown shopping to find that perfect fit.  I mean, we always want to wear that gown that will make us feel confident and elegant. However, there are things that you need to consider when shopping for a dress. Here are some of them:

Start Early

If you don’t know what gown to choose or a picky shopper, then you should start looking 6-8 months on an average, before the wedding or any events. If you are looking for a more intricate design, starting a year earlier can help. If you are a that decisive shopper, then at least 6 to 8 months is okay.

If you are asking why you should start early? Well, your choices for a gown will be limited if you put off your gown shopping for too long. If you make a quick decision due to lack of time, you might regret it later. Aside from that, if you have found the gown that you are looking for, you can still make any alterations that will take at least 8 weeks.

Know Your Budget

Knowing how much you will spend on your gown will save you time on trying those dresses. If you have a price range on your mind, you will have more time on looking for those gowns that you can afford. Do remember that your budget is not limited to your dress but also :

  • Alteration cost
  • Shipping fees
  • Taxes
  • Plus, shoes, jewelry, lingerie, and veil that will match up with your gown.

Determine the Dress Code

It is essential that you know the dress code of the event that you will be attending. You need to consider if there are any religious restrictions, theme, or any critical detail that is required for the gala or occasion. Once you have all of these put into consideration, shopping for a gown will be easier for you.

Figure Out What You Like

To help you in narrowing down your dress style, you need to take cues from the time, season and the venue. Consider what style will compliment your shape and rule out fabrics and silhouettes that will not work. You can check out JJ’s House for more options and to help you on which gown style that will suit you.


 Your gown is the representation of yourself. You don’t need to be uncomfortable and awkward on the day of your wedding or attending a momentous occasion of your life. Trust your instincts in choosing your gown, but also, you should plan it out well. Having the perfect dress will create perfect memories.

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