The Perfect Party Dress For Your Shape

The Perfect Party Dress For Your Shape

Discover the perfect fashion styles for your body shape & size. Feel confident at your next event with carefully selected occasion wear!

Knowing how to dress for your body shape, thereby flattering your figure, is essential to create a show-stopping look during the party season

If you’re curvy with a small waist…
Celebrate a petite middle by cinching and drawing the eye to this area with nipped-in jackets and wrap dresses. Avoid kimono-style cover-ups or draped tops in favour of belted alternatives. A figure-hugging pencil skirt is ideal for flattering a curvy silhouette, as are high-waisted, wide-leg trousers – the perfect trousers for occasionwear – if you prefer something that is less form-fitting.

If you’re top heavy with slim legs…
Divert attention away from your middle by showing off shoulders and legs instead. A classic shift dress, sitting just above the knee, is ideal as it skims problem areas and highlights shapely legs. A swing or dress-style coat is perfect for creating the illusion of a smaller waist.

If your shape is straight up-and-down…
Boyish figures benefit from clothing that creates the impression of curves, such as ruffles to add volume to shoulders, and tops that accentuate the waist, like tailored blazers. Avoid items that cling to the body and anything unstructured, such as empire-line tops, when choosing your party outfit.

If you want to cover up your legs…
A jumpsuit is a chic alternative to a trouser suit. All-in-ones come in an endless variety of prints, necklines and trouser shapes, meaning that there really is something for everyone. A tapered leg works well for petite silhouettes, while taller frames can have fun with wider cuts. Don’t forget that Always Discreet Liners allow you the flexibility to wear what you please.

If you want to slim wide hips…
The trick here is to elongate your silhouette by emphasising your top half. Divert attention from your lower body by experimenting with embellished or patterned tops for partywear, especially those that give structure to your shoulder area. A-line skirts are great for flaring out over hips and bootcut or gently flared trousers help create a more balanced sense of proportion.

If you want to cover up your arms…
Consider pairing skirts and trousers with plain cashmere or knitwear and adding costume jewellery, such as a large, bejewelled necklace. Carefully styled accessories make as big an impact at a party as clothes that show some skin.

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