10. Ask yourself all the right questions
For each dress that you try on, you need to make sure that you ask yourself how you feel. Can you sit in it, dance in it and climb up stairs in it? Does it make you feel self-conscious? No matter how beautiful a dress looks on the hanger, what it does for you when you wear it is usually a completely different matter.
It can be hard to actually put these ideas into practice if you don’t give yourself enough time. It’s important to begin the shopping process well in time, and to also give yourself the opportunity to check out a few discount sales. Few things can feel worse than picking up the perfect dress, and then finding out the next day that it’s on sale elsewhere at half price.