Saturday, May 19, 2012

Tips to Pick Evening Dresses for Your Body Shape

Women in all ages like to show off themselves in various evening dresses at different parties. But do you find the right one? What kind of evening dress is flattering your body shape perfectly? Which evening dress will fit and flatters you best? The following tips may be helpful when choosing your evening dress.

How to Pick Evening Dresses for Your Body Shape

If You're Straight-Lined

Look for: An ball gown evening dress which builds perfect feminine curves.

Fabrics: Charmeuse

Neckline: V-neck

Silhouette: Sheath / column, ball gown

Tips: Apply a bodice with some ruching or flounces over it if you have a flat bust.

If You're Apple-Shaped

Look for: An A-line evening dress that emphasizes the smallest part on the waistline and flow out a gradual floor length A shape.

Fabrics: Organza, satin, silk

Neckline: Deep V (which highlights the vertical)

Silhouette: A-line

Tips: Avoid mermaid / trumpet dress which highlights your widest body part and then flows out at the most slender part of your body.

If You're Busty

Look for: A strapless evening gown with a sweetheart neckline.

Fabrics: Organza, satin, silk

Neckline: Scooped neck, sweetheart

Silhouette: A-line

If You're Small-Chested

Look for: An evening dress with ruched bodice which build gorgeous curves.

Fabrics: Organza, satin, silk

Neckline: Halter, strapless

Silhouette: Sheath / column, A-line, trumpet / mermaid

Tips: Search for a pair of high quality nubra which gives you a nice support.

If You're Plus-Sized

Look for: An empire evening gown with a skirt just begins under the bust and flares into a gradual sweep length dress.

Fabrics: Satin, chiffon, tulle

Neckline: Strapless

Silhouette: A-line empire dress

If you're Pear-shapes

Look for: A skirt which subtly flares out from the natural waist to the floor. Such kind of V-Neck evening dress accentuates the slinky midsection and drifting away from the hips.

Fabrics: Duchess satin, taffeta

Neckline: Spaghetti strap, v-neck

Silhouette: A-line

Theme: Classic, elegant, formal

If You're Petite

Look for: An evening dress with a waistline above natural waist to stretch the lower half of your dress.

Fabrics: Sheen

Neckline: V-neck

Silhouette: Sheath/column, A-line, trumpet/mermaid

Tips: Avoid calf-length skirt as well as ball gowns or dropped waist which makes your legs look shorter or even disappeared. Don't choose a dress with huge bows or exaggerated embellishments.

If You're Tall

Look for: A simple designed evening gown with natural shape reflects your longer proportions.

Fabrics: Organza, satin, silk

Neckline: V-neck, strapless, sweetheart, boat neckline

Silhouette: A-line, ball gown, empire, mermaid, sheath

Tips: Avoid too many embellishments such as ruffles, bows, flounces or flowers over the dress.

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