Investment Dresses with The Outnet
As the year is slowly drawing to a close, the holidays approach and so do New Year's Eve events, cocktail parties and the like. It's time to get fancy and all dolled up, right? One key item, of course, is a dress and so today we're talking about what to look for when making an investment on a dress and why I love this one, with the help from the Outnet.
How to Pick an Investment Dress
Unless you're new around here (and if you are, welcome!), you know that I look for versatile pieces that can be worn more than once, and will only really decide to splurge on something I truly believe to be worth it. A dress is a great example of this. We all have countless affordable dresses in our wardrobe - maxi dresses for the Summer, sweater dresses for Fall & Winter. And of course, we all have that LBD as well. But what about investing in a dress like we do sometimes with bags or shoes. Is it any different? Today, I'd like to say "no" - it's not different and when able to do so, it's important to look at a few key items before splurging on a dress.
We sometimes like to think about an investment piece as a cost-per-wear. So let's say you fall in love with a dress and it's a few (or several) hundred $$$. Of course, we're all on different journeys and the threshold for all of us might be different. But when you know you're above that "normal" threshold, we have to say "is it worth it?. For a dress, we need to ensure that it can be worn many times over, as opposed to say a bridesmaid dress that only sees the light of day once.
So what do we look for? We want to look for a classic style first, and not be too trendy. If we're making an investment, it means we need to it be good for a long time. And if a certain trend goes away next year, that the dress is still usable. So look for a classic silhouette that you feel comfortable in.
But as our bodies change as we get older, we also need to keep that in mind, so try to stay away from too-fitted of a dress that in the future might give you trouble. Next up, we need to focus on color and because this is something you want to wear to galas, weddings, events, etc, you need to ensure that the color is appropriate for all those events. White dresses go out the window immediately (can't upstage a bride!) as would perhaps some unorthodox colors. My suggestions: Stick with neutrals, or at most the color red unless you're going for a specific colorful design or are wearing a color-friendly brand.
Lanvin Stretched-crepe gown
So does this dress fit all of the above? I think so! I wore this Lanvin dress to the Outnet's townhouse lunch event for their #OutnetGoesAllOut campaign and plan on wearing it many times over. This particular dress features a classic silhouette and design, plus the color allows it to be welcomed an any day or night time fancy event. Lanvin is a brand that I've always loved and always dreamed of wearing, and luckily, the Outnet had a great deal on this dress to make that a reality.
I've also selected some of my other favorites that I feel are good investment dresses if you're looking for one for the holidays.
As always, thank you for reading!