01/13/2012 08:45 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Finding the 'Perfect' Dress

I constantly overhear women saying they need to find the "perfect" dress, be it lunching with girlfriends or talking to their salesperson. But really, what makes a dress perfect? The silhouette, color, style, length, brand, or simply all of the above? I find that it's actually easier to find a "match made in heaven" when you're not searching for something specific because you're less paranoid and most likely are not on a time constraint.

I have now found myself to be one of those girls in need of the "perfect" dress. Finding dresses that I like isn't hard, but it's about finding one that feels and looks wow. The dress is for my birthday party in early February, so I want it to be special and rather unique. I'm going to LA the weekend before my party and am hoping to find a dress since two of my favorite stores, Kitson and Les Pommettes, are located there.

Since I have about three weeks until my dress hunt officially begins, I've taken matters into my own hands early by browsing dresses online. I haven't found one for my party, but I found two others that I'm purchasing as they are under $200, are bright hues, can be worn for resort or for winter with the help of some trusty tights, booties, and other accessories, and because they are flattering silhouettes.

with style,


Cross Back Dress from

Techno Floral Print T-Shirt Dress from Stolen Girlfriends Club.

This post was originally published on Sydney's blog,