The second step:
Dress for your body type
Before purchasing your evening dress or evening gown it’s important to consider your body type. Chances are it’ll be a long night, so you want to make sure you’ll be comfortable and confident all night long.
If you have a larger bust, you might want to steer clear of backless dresses. Backless bras are unlikely to offer the support you need which will leave you constantly tugging at your dress all night long. Believe you me, no one wants that.
If you’re more pear-shaped, look for evening dresses that highlight your upper half. Try a deep V-neck or some sparkling accessories to draw the eye upward, away from your fuller bottom half.
For you petite ladies, the name of the game is creating the illusion of height. Avoid gowns and evening dresses with a long train or full skirt. Too much material will weigh you down and envelop you in a sea of fabric. Opt for a fitted gown with a slight thigh slit to elongate your frame. Those of you with an hourglass shape, the goal is to show off your natural curves. Opt for a evening dress that hugs your shape and a slight flare at the base.
5 Different Body Types :
Simply put, your body type is the outline of your structure. Thus, understanding your body type helps with mapping clothes, and tweaking it in a way that matches your personal style too. The idea is to make sure the evening dresses we choose sit beautifully and proportionately (or according to your body proportions) and enhance your looks for an even better-looking silhouette. Short, tall, slender, curvy, etc., do not determine your body type, the body parts do. Since all of us almost have a distinct shape, yet (our bodies) fall under bigger buckets that we need to delve into this a little.
1. Apple Body Shape (click here to learn about this body shape)
2. Hourglass Body Shape(click here to learn about this body shape)
3. Pear Body Shape(click here to learn about this body shape)
4. Rectangle Body Shape(click here to learn about this body shape)
5. Inverted Triangle Body Shape(click here to learn about this body shape)