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How to Buy a Party Dress

Lucky How-To
Michael Waring
  • Sit down in it: You might suddenly discover that a full-skirted dress is too poufy, or a sexy dress is actually closer to obscene.

  • Move around in it, so you're sure it can handle the activities you intend it for. The last thing you want is to get out on the dance floor and then realize you're going to be tugging your dress up all night.

  • As you check out a dress' fit, keep your mind open to visiting a tailor. Straps, sleeves, and hemlines are generally not difficult or expensive to alter.

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