5 Questions I Get Asked About Competition Dresses
1. Why wear a dress dress to a dance competition?
When you enter a dance competition, you will be among other competitive dancers. Your score wwill depend not only on your dancing but also how you are groomed - hair, makeup and dress. If you want to be taken seriously by the Judges and the Audience, you should create a "look" that compliments your figure and your dancing.
2. When is the right time to get a "real" dress?
Unless you're going to your first competition, I suggest getting a competitive dress. It doesn't have to be completely decked out with Swarovski stones, but you need to show the Judges that you're serious about your dancing. Simple dresses can easily be decorated with nice pieces of jewelry, a stoned belt or earrings.
3. Do I need to try my dress on prior to the competition?
When you receive your dress from your dress maker, you want to try it on and practice in it (with your competitive dance shoes). You're going to look for things that may distract you - loose fitting bodysuit,
skirt is too long, something is too tight, etc. That way you can go back to your dress maker and have them alter it, so when you dance your focus will be only on dancing.
4. What determines the prices of your dresses?
Prices of our dresses depend on complexity of design, amount of fabric used and of course the amount of Swarovski stones. You have to take into consideration that any reputable dress maker designs your dress to be unique and one of a kind. The price can be higher than others if it has things like handmade bugle beads, feathers, and tassels. Each dress is handmade and embellished, so none are alike!
5. How do I wash my dress?
After dancing in the dress, it'll need to air out for a little while. Afterwards, use warm water and Woolite and gently rub all the essential places (panty, armpits, etc), then rinse it. Place it on a clean, dry towel and allow it to fully dry. If the towel under it gets too wet after some time, replace the towel.