Finding that killer dress for a special occasion is not easy. In order to make the decision there are many different elements which you will need to consider. Should it be long or short, tight or flowing, off-the-shoulder or strapless? There are many different decisions to make, and once you have decided on all of these, you still need to pick a color.
Do you want to be the one to stand out in a crowded room? If so, you should make the decision to buy a bold and bright color which nobody else in the room will be wearing. Bright red is a strong color that suits most different skin and hair colors, so is often a safe decision to make but something like vivid green or yellow would be much more unusual. If you want to be remembered or recognized then bright colors are a good idea, as you will instantly separate yourself from all of the women wearing black and plain dresses in the room.
Patterned dresses can be a great way to make sure that you get to wear all of your favorite colors in one dress. Pale colors can be extremely flattering and can look very sophisticated at formal functions and elegant parties. You do just need to be very careful if there is likely to be food and drinks around which could be spilled onto the dress and ruin it forever. Red wine stains are impossible to get out of white or cream dresses and you would never be able to wear that dress ever again. If red wine is spilled on a black dress then it is unlikely to show up and you will be able to wear the dress over and over again.
If you are looking for a versatile, staple item of clothing in your wardrobe then it might be a good idea to go for a classic, plain color that you can jazz up with accessories so that you can wear it to all sorts of different occasions. This will save you money in the future so you won’t have to buy a new dress for every single party or dinner. Black will also go with most other colors, so you won’t have to buy new shoes and a new bag to match. If money is a major concern then black is a great, versatile color to go with.
If you make the decision to buy a dress which is a more unusual color, you will probably have to buy a new pair of shoes and new jewelry or accessories to go with it. If the dress is very distinctive then people are likely to remember what it looks like, which could prevent you from wearing it again in front of the same group of people. If you choose something more plain or simple, then you could get away with wearing it again and again without anyone realizing that it is the same dress.