We love chiffon for its elegance; we love satin and lace for adding a sexy and a super feminine quality to any outfit.
Finding the proper style and design for an event isn't easy; pick the wrong one and you'll be scarred for life and will probably carry a memory that can make you cringe anytime. The choices you have will depend on how well you know your neighborhood designer, how well-read are you when it comes to expensive international fashion houses and brands, or how wide you have scouted the many stalls and clothes' rack of your local mall.
Whatever the choice is, the rates for any kind of transaction will depend primarily on the materials. The label or the designer house or name will pad up the price. Be aware of these when selecting a dress off the rack or talking with your designer.
The design usually dictates how much material is used. Many of the dresses come in long and bias cut and with layered fabrics. Decorative stitching is added to give a hint of elegance and opulence. These are sometimes bedecked with toned-down beads, rhinestones, or ruffles. For proms and informal events, mullet dresses are popular. Short hemlines and those with A-line silhouettes are also popular and are in demand.
You can also have tube and sleeveless designs, or those with straps, cap, or long sleeves. In such styles, you can choose to have off-the-shoulder, sweetheart, strapless, keyhole, or one shoulder lace cocktail dress, sling-type necklines. Halter designs, meanwhile, use beads, sequins, rhinestones, or any combination of the three or with other materials. Some bodices feature ruched bust or an overlay of vertically shirred tulle.
The choices for creating evening, cocktail, prom, or homecoming dresses can be overwhelming. Sometimes, you just want to leave them all in the hands of the designer or pick one off the rack. For those who want to control expenses, then it is best you consider these elements individually.