What’s the Best Evening Dress for Your Body Shape?

Looking for the perfect prom dress or cocktail dress that will make you look as fabulous as you feel? The key to always look stylish in everything you wear lies in understanding what looks best for your body type.

It’s harder than you think…there are just so many options in prom dresses today, and a girl can easily be swayed in to buying a popular style that look absolutely stunning on a mannequin at a store display window. But only because it looks fabulous on that curves sans mannequin, will it really look just as good on you? Sadly, the answer is usually NO.

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Therefore, it becomes all the more important to know what is perfect for YOUR body shape, rather than just choosing a trendy style. It’s the only way to highlight your assets, and to downplay your problem areas. And don’t we all have some problem areas we wish would magically vanish overnight? Well, they won’t really disappear with the right dress, but can definitely be masked to perfection so that you bring attention to only the best parts of you!

So whether you are a top heavy Apple shape, a bottom heavy Pear shape, an athletic boxy Rectangle shape or a statuesque curvy Hourglass shape, we have for you some highly recommended styles that are sure to make you look fabulous on Prom Night.

 

The Apple Shape

Since you are top heavy with a big bust, wide arms and shoulders and also carry weight around your middle, you need a dress that will skim through your curves, rather than cling to them. Vintage Prom Dresses with sleeves and a simple A-line cut are perfect for you. These could have long sleeves to make your arms look slender, or even have a cute off shouldered style that balances the top half of your body with the bottom half. Make sure you opt for a stylish neckline; deep cut V necks and scooped necklines look wonderful. Avoid any detailing on the waistline, as you don’t want to draw attention to this area. Instead, interesting details on the top or the hem will look best on you.

Here is a dress that will look absolutely stunning on you:

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This dress has a stylish, vintage look where it strategically skims through your curves and falls to the floor elegantly, making you look leaner, more proportionate as well as taller. The color is perfect as it is both feminine and chic.

 

The Pear Shape

Since you have a leaner top half and a more curvaceous bottom half, choose from sexy Chiffon Prom Dresses that have detailing on the top half. This simple yet intelligent trick will create an illusion of a more proportionate body, balancing your bulky bottom half with the top half perfectly. Additionally, avoid any dresses that cling to your bottom, for example a shift dress or a bandage dress, but opt for full length gowns that flow down from your defined waist in a glamorous flare.

Here is a fabulous dress that will accentuate your best parts:

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This dress gives you a stylish, red carpet worthy look. The sweetheart neckline and belted in waist draw attention to your best features, flaunting your cleavage and your slender waist; while a full flared bottom skirt in red chiffon skims through your trouble areas and gives you a sexy and svelte look.

 

The Rectangle Shape

Since you have a lean, athletic, toned body, you can easily carry off most dresses. However, your problem lies in the fact that some dresses fail to enhance your curves, making you look more boyish. For a chic feminine look, find a long dress with a low-cut neckline that shows off your cleavage and your perfectly toned arms, but also comes with a gathered waistline to define your slender waist. A full skirt will create an illusion of more fuller, feminine curves, especially if you choose a soft, pastel color.

Here is a style that will make you look curvaceous and glamorous:

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This ravishing dress is simple, elegant yet sexy. The deep cut neckline is perfect for a small-busted girl and the elegant wrap detailing shows off your tiny waist. The soft feminine color and the full skirt will make you look nothing short of a princess!

 

The Hourglass Shape

You have a curvaceous body with a full figure – an ample bosom, a slender waist and wide hips. You are everything that embodies a real woman, which is why Long Prom Dresses  that best accentuate your slender waist will be perfect for you. While you might be embarrassed of your curves and prefer shift dresses, these will look far from elegant on you. Instead, choose a stylish dress with a flattering neckline like a sweetheart neckline, V-neck or a wrap style. Ensure that the dress comes with a belted design, as the key to looking sexy is to define your slender waist. A full skirt will further lengthen your silhouette, making you look shapely and bring out your naturally balanced proportions to perfection.

Here is a sexy dress for the shapely hourglass figure:

 hourglass

A rich color, an interesting neckline and a belted waist gives this full length gown a stunning yet simplistic look. The wrap style neckline will tone down your top half, and the full flare of the skirt will further draw attention to your slender waist.

 

If you are looking for perfect prom dresses, www.1dress.co.uk  has some truly stunning styles. In fact, you can get a great deal by using the coupon code ‘xq10usdoff’; if your dress costs over $120, this coupon will get you a $10 discount! Not only are the dresses at this online store absolutely fabulous, with high quality fabrics and clever detailing to make every dress look glamorous, the added benefit you get by shopping at this store is the option to get a custom-made dress. This means not only will your dress look fabulous on a mannequin (or a model chosen to display the dress for the online store); it will also be tailored to look fabulous on you!

So what are you waiting for? If you want Prom night to be the most memorable night of your teen years, pick your dream dress online today and make a glamorous style statement. Happy Shopping!

 

 

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