You flip through tons of magazines, watch celebrities on television, and shop online searching for the perfect dresses. Most of the dresses on display in the media are worn by women that have one body type. In reality, you know that women come in all shapes and sizes. So it is important to identify your body type and find a dress that emphasizes your best features and minimizes problem areas. Whether you’re petite or plus sized, Camille La Vie and Group USA have a variety collections for every body type that will complement all types of women. Use these tips as a guideline to help you find the best prom dresses online and in stores for your body type.
Tips for finding the best prom dress or formal evening gown for your body type:
Thin. Most women envy your body type, but it’s probably hard for you to find dresses that make you look like the emerging young woman you are, rather than a gangling adolescent. Select a dress that will accentuate your waistline. Dresses with full skirts, pleats or layers will give you volume in the right places.
Large bust. A large bust requires a supportive dress, so look for one that has straps that will allow you to wear a bra. You may even try a one--shoulder dress that will give you support up top but also add an element of style with the right bra. These celebrity prom dresses are all the rage in 2012. Avoid spaghetti straps and the temptation to hide your bust with a high neckline. You can achieve a good fit with the right amount of sexy by choosing the right dress. You can try a dress that emphasizes detailing with an empire waist or an A-line cut that minimizes the top while accentuating the bottom.
Apple shaped. Choose a dress that distracts and diverts attention away from your mid-section. You can accomplish this with an empire-line neck and/or waist. Play up your assets. If you have nice arms and legs, you should consider a short dress.
Pear shaped. Dresses that are loose and unfitted in the bottom half will camouflage the problem area. A-line dresses easily accomplish this goal. Highlight your shoulders and arms with a strapless or one-shoulder formal evening gown. If you want that sleek look…a chic floor length will always stream the lines.
Petite. There are a couple of things a petite woman can do to appear taller. Most obviously, wear heels. If prom will be the first time you wear them, just make sure to practice, so you feel confident walking around. A dress with an asymmetrical hemline will also make you look taller. Avoid long, full dresses, as these tend to swallow your body. And…if you do wear those heels…be sure to wear an on-trend high to low dress to show them off.
Find the best prom dresses for your body type to step out like a celebrity.
Remember to follow the aforementioned tips to find the best prom dresses online and in stores for your body type. You may think that you have found the perfect dress, but if it doesn’t suit your body type, chances are you will feel awkward and uncomfortable. On the other hand, celebrity prom dresses that compliment your best features will have you feeling beautiful and confident.