Pret Reporteur: Here Comes The Perfect Dress

May 20, 2013 • Magazine, Pret Reporteur


With the spring season in full swing and summer creeping around the corner, there’s one thing that’s making its way on everyone’s calendar: wedding season. If your social events summary reads more like the Sunday Times’ nuptial announcements, you’ve probably got a few to-dos lurking in your head besides the ceremony itself. Between the showers, bachlorette parties, and luncheons, it’s hard to fit in time to shop for a show-stopping frock for the big day.

So, instead of settling for the same LBD and regretting your boring pictures afterwards, stick to these three quick tips on how to select the perfect attire for any wedding.

  • Pick Bold Colors: It’s especially convenient that knock-out hues are big this season, but shades of neutral don’t photograph well. A bright color brings out your best features by drawing the eyes to your features.
  • Go For SructureAs much as we love wearing a flowing maxi or draping goddess look, they don’t create the best figure when photographed. Instead, opt for structured frocks a la Kate Middleton style. This will instantly improve your posture and slenderize your figure without too much effort on your part.
  • Opt For The Classic: The best way to create an instant slim waistline sans crash dieting is to revert back to the traditional A-line silhouette. The corset effect is universally flattering, not to mention irresistible.

To make it even easier, we present a collection of dresses that already fit these parameters. Of course, these dresses are so divine in their own right that you’ll probably find a reason to wear them after the vows were made and the final bouquet has been tossed.

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Gertie Pleat-Skirt Dress, $348

2. M Missoni Flouncy Knit Dress, $995

3. McQ Alexander McQueen Peplum Racerback Dress, $1165

4. Victoria by Victoria Beckham Corded Lace & Jacquard Combo Dress, $1350

5. Alice + Olivia Lollie Belted Embellished-Collar Dress, $797

6. Monique Lhuillier Sleeveless Fit-and-Flare Dress, $2390

– Laurie Espino

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