The other best part about Nordstrom dresses: they offer in house alterations. Because I’m petite (barely 5 feet tall), I always have to get my formal dresses altered. This is great because not only am I fixing the length issues, but the alterations also make the dress fit absolutely perfectly in the bodice as well which I think is the key to looking amazing in a formal dress. Speaking of being petite – Nordstrom has a great selection of petite dresses made for shorter women. To find out more about the alterations process, go here.
Some of my favorite places to buy formal dresses are Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and ASOS. I usually like to go for something that has a little sparkle, glitz, and glam. One of our family friends, Ashraf Uncle hosts a large gala in San Francisco City Hall every year where we all get to dress up and celebrate life! Some of the photos below feature my family and friends attending the formal event.