Your friend is planning to throw a cocktail party this weekend and you’re definitely excited to go shopping with friends for the right cocktail dress. Cocktail dresses are not just worn to cocktail parties but also to other semi-formal and black tie occasions. Did you know that the renowned Christian Dior first used the term “cocktail dress” to refer to early evening wear in the 1940s?
With the wide variety of cocktail dresses from different cuts, styles, colors and prints, it can get really confusing as to what cocktail dress will actually suit you. We all know that not all style will match all body shapes. The trick is to find one that will enhance your bodily assets and stir away the attention from the parts you don’t really like much. The main goal in choosing the right cocktail dress is to create an illusion of a perfect body proportion particularly like an hourglass shaped body.
To start off, if you are one of the lucky ones to be born into having an hourglass figure, then you need not worry about anything. You would want to pick out a cocktail dress which emphasizes your sexy silhouette. Bandage dresses are a few good examples of dresses for this body type. Loose fitting dresses are totally fine, as long as they are not too loose which will make you look lousy in dressing up. You can add a belt to emphasize your figure for these types of dresses. Dresses with defined midsections and flared skirts are also perfect for this body type.
Plus-sized women must not be left behind in choosing the right cocktail dresses too. A-line skirts are universally flattering for this type of body shape. Empire cut dresses are great styles in emphasizing the waist. It might not be as slim as you desire but you must not be afraid to use this cut because it will definitely enhance the waist. Halter dresses will also draw attention on your upper body and face. Choose dresses in flowing fabric too.
For the pear shape body, choose a cocktail dress that will create a balance with your slim shoulders and wide hips. Strapless and halter dresses are great options because this will make the upper body as the focus of attention and will draw attention away from those hips. Choose dresses that will greatly define your default beautiful waists. A-lines are also great because they gorgeously skim the hips.
The apple shape body must pick a cocktail dress that will streamline the figure and define the waist more. Wrap dresses are great choices for they enhance the bust and define the waist. Soft draping fabrics are the best choice than stretchy and clingy ones.
For the inverted triangle body, choose dresses that will move attention away from the upper body and create volume to your lower body. V and sweetheart necklines are great for they draw the attention to your chest and away from the broad shoulders. A-lines and pleated skirts are great to cinch the waist and create volume on the lower hips.
Rectangular shape body needs dresses that will create the illusion of sexy figure. Peplum dresses are great examples to create a curvy figure. Empire cuts will define the waist and add volume to the lower body and gain attention for the upper body. Wear a belt to help define the waist too.
You will be happy to know that DHstyles offer a wide selection of cocktail dresses, perfect for that event you are planning to go to. Choose the dress that will make you look and feel good.