Open Champion dancer Cara Sutherland has been a solo performer for a number of years. And she knows a thing or two about buying the perfect dress for the occasion. Her first piece of advice is to think about what it is that you truly want. You should look for a dress that suits your personality and skin complexion. The next consideration is an obvious one- your budget. Being upfront with your designer about your price will eliminate surprises at check out. The last thing you need to do is anticipate when you’ll need to have the dress finished. Altering performance dresses can often be time consuming, so plan far ahead. With these tips, your next solo dress will be the hottest on stage!