3 Steps to Quickly Finding the Perfect Dress

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have absolutely nothing to wear to an event that is coming up soon? Don’t worry, we have all been there because finding the perfect dress can be a little tough sometimes. So today I will be sharing 3 easy steps to make finding the dress a breeze.

Check Your Wardrobe

Always make sure that you look in your closet! Maybe you have a dress you forgot about or maybe it’s not you and elves placed a dress there. Either way, you might just find a dress for your event without having to go out and buy a new one. Also, when in doubt, borrow a dress from one of your sisters, close friends, or cousins. I am one of 4 girls and we shop around in each others closets all the time. Another reason to check your closet is that you’ll see which colors/styles you already have. I don’t know about you but I do not like to buy dresses that look too similar. I’d rather have a wide variety of dresses to choose from so if you are like me, I definitely recommend looking through your wardrobe so you don’t end up buying dresses that are practically the same. However, if you know that you look incredible in a certain color or style then by all means go get you another dress like that!

Figure Out Which Colors You DON’T Want

Thinking about which colors you don’t want to wear to your event before you go shopping will save you so much time. For example, for my sisters graduation party I knew I didn’t want to wear red since she was wearing red, and I also knew that I didn’t want to wear dark colors such as black, gray, and navy because #onthecolorfulside. Knowing which colors I didn’t want to wear helped keep me from gravitating towards those colors so I did not waste time trying on dresses that I wouldn’t end up buying. Also, if you followed step one, you’ll have a good idea of which colors/styles you may or may not want to stay away from.

Shop the Same Brands

It’s time to pull out your absolute favorite dresses and check the labels! You know which dresses I’m talking about, the ones that hug your body in all the right places and have that design or style that make you feel like the 10 that you are! Chances are that 1. You’ll already know what size to get 2. This brand carries styles that you love and 3. Similar to #1, their dresses will most likely fit your body shape just the way you like it. Believe me ladies, this step will save you so much time!

The dress from this post, is by Bisou Bisou which is a brand that can be found at JCPenney. If you like this dress and/or have a similar body type as me I definitely recommend checking them out because I have found that these dresses are not only amazing quality, but are also affordable, and fit like a glove. I was inspired to write this post after having absolutely no luck finding a dress for my sisters graduation party. With only 2 days away from the event the handsome man in the picture above and I decided to stop by the mall. To get into the mall I usually walk through JCPenney and I decided to look around because I remembered that one of my favorite dresses which I had worn to a wedding the week prior was purchased there. The second I saw this dress I knew that it was perfect and much to my boyfriends disbelief that the first dress I saw would be the perfect dress, I ended up buying it. When I checked the label, it was from the brand Bisou Bisou which was the same brand as the dress I had worn to the wedding. I ended up trying on two dresses (linked below), both by this label, and I ended up loving them. The dress was 40% off and I got $10 back in JCP cash which was awesome.

After taking a break to focus on finals I am soooooo glad to be back to blogging. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and be sure to sign up for my newsletter for post updates, exclusive tips, and to automatically be entered into all future blog giveaways. If you would like to follow me on my social media platforms you can find me @otcolorfulside. Thank you for reading and enjoy the rest of your day!

Get the Look:

Dress 1 | Dress 2



  1. Kavya Ede
    June 7, 2016 / 2:30 PM

    Glad you’re back Daisi! Loving this gorgeous dress on you! You look fabulous! Love all the accessories as well! Have a great day love! 🙂

    • Daisi Ari
      June 21, 2016 / 2:06 AM

      So glad to be back Kavya!

  2. June 13, 2016 / 8:37 AM

    You are amazing ! What a fabulous post and so much information!!! You are truly the sweetest and I adore you and your style !!! Thanks for providing so much great information!

    • Daisi Ari
      June 21, 2016 / 2:06 AM

      You are so sweet Jennifer! <3

    • Daisi Ari
      June 21, 2016 / 2:08 AM

      Thank you for stopping by Tamera!

  3. June 20, 2016 / 5:54 PM

    You look gorgeous in that dress, and I love the topic of this post. Your suggestions are very helpful and can save a girl a LOT of time! Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂 XO, Janea


    • Daisi Ari
      June 21, 2016 / 2:19 AM

      I’m glad you enjoyed it Janea! <3

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