When it comes to picking the right formal dress, your first order of business is to know the occasion. Next, you have to take in consideration your body type. Choosing that little black dress for your prom night just because it looked good in the window display is not enough. You need a designer to ensure fitting, design and material are apt to your body. This way, you will be comfortable and confident to make a grand entrance, so to speak.
Are You the Full-Figured, Athletic or Hourglass Type?
Having a full-figure should not keep you from flaunting your body and embracing yourself. You can go for something that will define and draw attention to your waist.Wearing an empire dress the right way can do just that. This design allows for a loose fit in the hips and lower end.
On the one hand, if you have an hourglass figure, with a slim waist and fuller hips and shoulders, you can display those curves with a sheath dress. Made from light and thin material, a wrap dress can hug your body and create the best hourglass silhouettes.
On the other hand, if you have the body of an athlete, you can choose prom dresses that give volume. Perhaps you might want a belted party dress or one that gathers in the waistline.
Do You Need to Flatten Your Bust Line?
Having a full bust and need not be a problem as well. You can wear a ball gown or an A-line dress. One that has structure and support in the bodice is apt. Also, don't forget to go for thick straps for your needed support and lift. An A-line skirt that flows out of the hips can make your lower half proportionate to your upper body.
Are You Apple or Pear?
Again, A-lines and empire dresses work for apple-shaped bodies. This will give the illusion of a longer body and removes focus on the middle part of your body. A-line dresses, on the other hand, create a look of a smaller waist. And if you have a full bottom or pear-shaped body type, draw attention to your shoulders by wearing a strapless gown. A floor length ball gown with boned corsets can flatten your waistline and can hide your thighs and legs, in case you don't want them shown.
Whatever your body type, you can still exude confidence and be glamorous, by knowing the right attire for your shape.