Choosing the right cocktail dress for your figure is quintessential to look stunning and gorgeous at the party. Read on to know how to choose the right cocktail dress for your figure.

Choosing The Right Cocktail Dress For Your Figure

You must have come across those elegant, glossy, and sophisticated cocktail dresses, in stores. The first question, which pops up in mind while looking at them is ‘How will it look on me?’ Classy, glamorous attire perfectly fitting your body makes your cocktail dress a desired possession. The versatile appeal of such dresses makes them worth having in your wardrobe. Not only can you adorn these pretty dresses to a cocktail party, but they are also perfect for formal dinner parties and weddings. Today, cocktail dresses come in variety of shapes, colors, texture, and material. You can choose from the all time favorite satin gown to the popular chiffon dress. Adding to it, every season brings with it, new styles and additions to cocktail dresses. However, before choosing your cocktail dress, it’s important to know your body type. Your beautiful dress can have desired effect only when it suits your body. Short or long, silk or satin, red or black, it depends on individual choices; however, what suits your body type plays a deciding role in making you look, sexy and chic. Here are a few tips, which will help you choose cocktail dress according to your body type.
How To Choose The Right Cocktail Dress For Your Figure
Pear Shape
Pear shaped body is characterized by slender and elongated torso, small bust with thighs and hips proportionally larger than waist and torso. Pear shape looks very feminine, but what needs to be de-emphasized, while selecting a cocktail dress, is the heavy bottom. So, to draw attention away from them, the best choice is to opt for A-line skirt or empire waistline. You can add padded shoulders to balance the top and the bottom. Or go for two toned dress, ensuring that brighter or lighter color is above the waist, whereas the darker shade is below the waist.
Rectangle Shape
Attributes of a rectangle shape is that the bust and hips are of almost same circumference. For females with such a body type, highlighting your waist while choosing your cocktail dress would be a great way to look sexy and sassy. For this, it is a great option to choose wrap or surplice tops. Another choice for you can be to go for coordinated skirt and top, instead of opting for a proper cocktail dress. In case you wish to go for a dress, then include a jeweled or sequined belt, which will define your waistline.
Apple Shape
Apple shaped women carry most of the fat around their abdominal region. The attributes of an apple shape body are large bust and waist, but narrow hips. It is best to opt for soft fabrics, which would drape around the body, rather than fabrics that would cling or hang. You can try V-neck top to draw attention and accessorize it with a nice piece of jewelry. This will distract attention from your body. You should avoid wearing loose, shapeless, and baggy clothing.
Inverted Triangle Shape
Inverted triangle shape is characterized with broad shoulders with narrow waistline and hips. Of all the body types, it is the only body type, which has to use visual tricks to augment the lower body. Opt for dress with a flair skirt. You can also try unusual or asymmetrical hemline. If you wish to wear cocktail pantsuit, you should opt for pants with flare at the bottom. You can accessorize your dress with stylish shoes to draw attention away from your top.
Hourglass Figure
You must be lucky to have such a figure, as most women eye for it. If you have an hourglass figure, then you don’t need to be concerned about what areas to hide or what areas to flaunt. You can go ahead with anything you like. You have the perfect shape to carry on anything. To show off your curves, you can opt for tight fitting garments.
Tips For All Body Types
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  • Before picking a cocktail dress, evaluate your body type.
  • Instead of blindly following the trend, opt for a dress, which is elegant, comfortable, and suits you.
  • Remember, dark colors make you look thinner.
  • Use interesting and attractive neckpieces to draw attention to your upper body than to your lower body.
  • Don’t try to fit into ill fitting cocktail dress. It will only make you feel uncomfortable.

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