Tips For Picking The Perfect Evening Dress
Focus on what you will be comfortable in. The last thing you want to do is show up to a party feeling self-conscious about what you are wearing. That’s the beauty of choosing the perfect evening dress or cocktail dress, there are literally hundreds to choose from. It’s almost natural to worry about the part of your body you want to cover up first, but try to start with choosing a cocktail dress that highlights what you love about your body. It’s a great way to feel good about what you are wearing!
The beauty of being a woman is our shape, there is something beautiful about every shape. When you look great, and you feel confident about yourself it shows. Which is why it’s important to choose a dress that will suit your shape, flatter your body, but most importantly choose something you are comfortable wearing. These are just tips, not to be lived by. If you are more comfortable in something else, DO IT! Confidence shows, and it’s better than any fashion rule I have ever seen.
Slender – If you’re small framed be sure to look for a dress that gives you curves. Dresses that clinch or flare at the waist can be a good choice. If you are tall and slender look for a dress that is long and flowing. Empire waists always do an amazing job showing off the waistline, and adding volume to the bottom and top of your body. Belts are another fabulous way to show off your waist.
Hourglass – If you have been blessed with an hourglass figure you are equally proportioned in your hips and bust, with a smaller waist. Flaunt it girl! You can pull just about anything off, and it will flatter your figure so have fun!
Pear – When looking for a cocktail dress for a pair shaped body focus on emphasizing your upper body. Strapless dresses do an amazing job flaunting slender shoulders, and pulling attention away from your hips. Look for a cocktail, or evening dress that flows, or a nice A-line bottom that is not tight around the hips. You can also consider being a little different, and wearing an amazing skirt and top rather than a cocktail dress. Which will break up your frame.
Apple – If you have a thicker waist line, and more narrow hips and bust area look for a dress with an empire or dropped waist. Try to stay away from large print around your waist and hips.
Plus Size – Look for a dress that hugs your curves. Stay away from baggy, loose-fitting dresses they often make you look larger. Besides, flaunt those curves girl!
Remember you should always flaunt what you love about your body, and wear what you are comfortable in!
When choosing your evening dress color stick with a color you will be comfortable in, and fits your personality. Sure people say dark colors are slimming, but if you are more comfortable in an orange dress because it makes your skin tone glow – DO IT! There are no rules, especially when shopping for a dress for the holidays. Don’t be afraid to wear what you love, and love your body!
Remember just because you see a category called bridesmaid dresses and prom dresses doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check it out.
Of course you can change the appearance of just about any dress with the right accessories. To get the most out of your holiday evening dress be sure you start out with the right undergarments, which will help hold everything in you don’t want showing. Before purchasing jewelry consider what type of neckline your dress will have. If you’re looking to draw attention to your face, smile, and eyes be sure to look for large earrings, and unique colors of makeup.