I think every woman needs at least one really versatile dress that can take them from day to night, can be worn any season and can also be worn to numerous occasions. The perfect dress can be hard to find however my simple tips will help guide you on finding that 'perfect' dress.

Even if you're an avid op shopper like me, If you're not buying second hand and you do happen to buy new make sure you make it last and wear it well, that means take care of your garment so it lasts you seasons to come. I think the perfect dress is not only one that is trans-seasonal but one that can take you from day to night and is equally lovely worn casual as it is dressy. I also think the key to finding the perfect dress is if it is made well and made to last, that way you are getting value from your purchase.

I snapped up this amazing JW Anderson dress from Parlour X and although I bought something new I didn't feel guilty because I know this dress is one I will have for many years If not forever. Although it is quite modern and edgy, it is still feminine yet classic as a stripe dress should be and this makes it easy for me to be able to wear it time after time. I can wear this dress with sneakers or loafers during the day, pair it with some metallic heels for night, a pair of black pumps for work or a pair of black ankle boots and a biker jacket in winter. This is how I found my perfect dress and how I justify buying anything new and below is my checklist that will help you get the most out of your new purchase.

When finding the perfect dress or any item of clothing, ask yourself the below when buying new items...

Does it fit well and is comfortable?

Is it of exceptional quality and is it made to last?

Is it trans seasonal?

Can I wear this item both casually and for night time wear?

Can I wear this to numerous occasion/s I might have coming up?

Is this garment going to be easy for me to take care of?

Am I getting value per wear with my purchase?

If you have answered yes to most or all of these questions then it's likely that your purchase is indeed the perfect dress for you.

Outfit: Dress by JW Anderson, Bag by Celine, Shoes by Valentino, Watch by Uncle Jack