Consider the type of event you are going
First of all you need to find out what type of event you are going. You need to ask the host what type of function is this and what people are wearing.
This is to make ensure that you are not coming in jeans while others are coming in dress pants.
Consider the venue and season
Next you need to take into consideration the day of the season and the time of the event. You also need to take into account if the event is in daytime or in night and whether the function is indoor or outdoor. If you are going to attend a wedding on beach then wear white or light coloured dressings in contrast with indoor weddings where you want to wear dark and bright colour gown.
Consult friends and family what they are wearing
You need to check that what your friends and family members are wearing if you are going the same function or event. You do not want to be overdressed or underdressed for the occasion you are going.
Try out different dresses
You can try out different dresses before picking the right one. You need to set aside some dresses which are eligible for that particular occasion and then pick out the right one.
Buy the outfit
In case you don’t have the appropriate outfit for the occasion then you need to buy a new one. Take a friend along with you who will help you in selecting the right outfit for you.
Get matching shoes and accessories
Remember to have matching accessories and appropriate shoes for the dress you have selected. In case you don’t have then get them before the occasion. You can wear fancy accessories with fancy dressings. If you want to give a sporty look then don’t wear accessories.