Knowing your body is key when it comes to dressing up. You will have to know your flaws and your assets in order to take advantage of them and present yourself the best way you can wink*. If you are not sure, you can always experiment and take pictures (ask your partner to help you out!) in order to see what works and what doesn’t.
So going out shopping is one of the best things to do and one of the most fun activities you can do (alone or with someone, kind of like shopping for toys wink*). The advantage if you go with someone, is they can be honest and can tell you how something really looks. Either way, going out shopping is extremely fun. And always be in the look out for sales! You can get some very special deals this way. Just as well, keep in mind some pieces are worth the investment, so shop accordingly. Hosiery and stockings, especially when you wear them with a corset, look great (when you take your clothes off wink*). So make sure to get some of those to go with your outfit.
When you are going shopping or are choosing what to wear, you will have to dress accordingly. This means you will need to know where you are going and what you will be doing before you dress up. What I mean is, that sexy short leather dress may be a great idea to wear along the house, but probably not the best look when you are going out in the daytime. And that also works with shoes; heels look great, everyone knows that, but huge heels may not be awesome if you have to walk 5 miles (poor feet!). Lower heels and flats look great as well; so don’t be afraid to reach out when you are going out!
Another important thing is to always dress your age. Again, in private kind of like everything goes when it’s between you or you and your partner, but if you are over 40, that mini skirt or that huge cleavage may not look great to the eyes of the world…