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Dressing For The Occasion – Looking For The Perfect Evening Dress

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 12, 2013 | Categories: Fashion, Reviews, Shopping

This elegant and perfect cocktail finding dress has been brought to you by Dress First …

One of my favorite things is going to plays. I love watching live performances. I also like dressing up. Heck, I’ll find any excuse I can to don a little black dress.

I have a problem, though. It’s a good problem, but a problem nonetheless. Since I’ve lost weight, I don’t have a “LBD” (little black dress) that fits. I’ve been looking for the perfect evening dress that will be elegant and formal, without being too over the top.  I want to be able to wear it to a play, but also something appropriate for a wedding, or maybe even a night out on the town.

I’ve looked several places in brick and mortar stores in my area and online. And searched some more.

I found it! Okay, I found a LOT of beautiful evening/cocktail/little black dresses. As much as I’d love to get everyone one of them, I must choose just one.

I’ve narrowed it down to these two dresses:

Sheath Cowl Neck Short Chiffon Cocktail Dress from DressFirst

It’s gorgeous, I know. This Sheath Cowl Neck Short/Mini Chiffon Cocktail Dress with Beading reminds me of Audrey Hepburn. I think I would feel like a princess wearing it.

A-Line Princess On-Shoulder Short Chiffon Cocktail Dress from DressFirst

I love this one-shoulder style. The A-Line/Princess One-Shoulder Short/Mini Chiffon Cocktail Dress is a great dress for any body shape, I think. It really would flatter any figure. It’s sexy and flirty, yet you’re still covered up.

As you can see, both of my choices are very different. Welcome to my world. My fashion tastes (like everything else) are eclectic. I do love both of these looks and styles.

I was impressed at the huge selection of evening/little black dresses, not to mention, prom, wedding, homecoming, and many more special occasion dresses, they have to choose from… it’s dress heaven. Really.

The prices at Dress First are so reasonable, that I just might have to get both of them.

Okay, I could use your help, though, which dress would you buy?

31 Responses to Dressing For The Occasion – Looking For The Perfect Evening Dress

  1. Darlene Martin says:

    Donna I think the off shoulder one would look gorgeous on you! I prefer that one! It’s stylish with a hint if sexy!

  2. Lindsay Lee says:

    Oh my gosh I love that first dress! I am going to have to buy all of my dresses from there from here on out!

  3. Maria Iemma says:

    The dress is gorgeous – I did not know abput Dress First but I will be sure to check them out when it is time to buy a new dress.

  4. Every female closet must include a LBD! I really like that first one. It’s so classy. I love dress shopping. I just wish I had more reasons to get that dressed up. That’s it…time for another cruise!

  5. Angela says:

    I love the classy elegance of both dresses.

  6. Rachel says:

    I love the both. Then I peeked at the site and I may go broke shopping there.

    I really like the classic look of the first dress.

  7. Carrie says:

    Oooh, I love them both, too! But I think the second one is my choice!

  8. Julie Wood says:

    I would pick the first one for you because I think it is so pretty! I like the design and it looks slimming. Such a wonderful dress to wear to a lot of parties. I hope you pick #1 this one!

  9. Kate McAtee says:

    I love both of these dresses as well. I’m the same way, there are so many different styles and selections that appeal to me. I can’t really be put into one particular category as far as my fashion sense is concerned. I love it all, haha!

    Great post!

    Kate

  10. HilLesha says:

    I absolutely love that second dress!

  11. Lolo says:

    That second dress is really fun and different.

  12. Shell Feis says:

    Cute! I like your taste in dresses.&Congrats on the weight loss!

  13. Kathleen says:

    I love the second one, that way it flows, and I bet it be very forgiving.

  14. I would do the first one, but I do like them both!

  15. Oh my gosh I absolutely LOVE the off the shoulder dress!

  16. Amber K says:

    I’m in the mood to do some dress shopping now!

  17. Robin Gagnon says:

    These are some neat retro looks.

  18. Emily says:

    I like that cape one!!

  19. I think they’re both stunning!

  20. Theresa says:

    Love the first one!

  21. Christina says:

    These dresses are very elegant looking 🙂

  22. Jenn says:

    Decisions, decisions. I like the second one best.

  23. Liza Lisa says:

    get both they are perfect for different types of events!

  24. Lilly says:

    I agree the little black dress is very versatile depending how you accessorize it you can basically wear it for day or evening.

  25. Courtney says:

    They have so many beautiful dresses 🙂

  26. Kayla Lee says:

    The one shoulder dress is so beautiful! It looks vintage and I super love the look.

  27. I really love the top one! It’s elegant with a little bit of bling on it!

  28. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the second one.

    Hands down…. that’s the one.

  29. I adore that second dress, so fancy!

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