The good news about dresses is that women of all sizes can wear them and look a million bucks for parties and gatherings all year long. In fact, a classic party dress will come in very handy, and of course you can go for on-trend styles if fashion is your thing.
The key to finding a party dress that wows and dazzles is understanding which cuts best suit your body shape, as well as choosing accessories to complement your dazzling garments.
If you have an hourglass figure, a V-shaped dress will enhance your chest and make the most of some of your best assets. Opt for fabrics that hug your chest instead of flooding it, and balance your top and bottom half by adding texture below the waist. Halter neck dresses are another great buy for curvy figures as they balance proportions and enhance the best parts.
If curves are what you lack, cropped fabrics work best. Angular body shapes can be softened with necklines that add interest to the chest area. Add some oomph to the curves in your lower half by choosing an ensemble that is flared at the bottom.
Bold prints also work wonders for slim-hipped girls who want to create curves, and tulip skirts on party dresses will cinch your waist and add volume to your hips, which is exactly what you want to do. And if you want to add volume on top, use ruffles to create the illusion of cleavage. Ruched bodice dresses can also accomplish this.
Everyone has body parts that they want to flaunt and that they want to divert attention from. If the upper arms are one of the areas you want to keep hidden, choose a V-neckline with a cap sleeve for the perfect fashion solution.
Pear-shaped girls should choose fabrics that brush the hips. A classic strapless dress can be worn at parties all year round, and if they fit all the way down to the waist and then flare out into an A-shape, it creates the perfect shape for your body.
Also, if it’s a striped dress you’re after, then vertical stripes are slimming for everyone, but they’re especially good for petite women who want to appear taller. In fact, if you are a tall woman and want to draw attention to your body rather than up, then horizontal dresses are the best fit.
Accessories worn with party dresses complete the outfit, so think about it too. Wearing heels adds instant glamor to party outfits, so select a pointed style if you want to elongate your legs.
Belts can be used to dress your outfit up or down and create a different look if you have more than one party to attend. Plus, belts worn high on the waist accentuate an hourglass figure, and vintage buckles and snaps add a touch of elegant detailing. So, what are you waiting for; it’s time to go shopping!