Buying online can be overwhelming sometimes, here are some tips:
To show off curves or if you have a straight slim figure:
- Dropped Waist
- Mermaid or Trumpet
To down play waists:
- choose high, fitted waist and long, loose skirt
- Empire waist
- Ball gown
- choose A-line skirt dress if you are pear-shaped or carry most of your weight in your hips and thighs.
- also look for dresses with diagonal draping and built in details, such as a sash or draped fabric over one side of the skirt.
Choosing to enhance your bust:
If you are busty:
-- Go with a neckline that shows some cleavage. A curved neckline will frame your face and collarbone and make your bust area a supporting feature.
- Scoop Neck
-- To make your bust appear bigger, opt for shiny fabrics and ruching.
-- Have lots of details around the bust. Shiny fabrics, ruching, beading, sequins, If you don’t want a dress with too many details, at least opt for a shiny fabric, such as:
--Try a sweetheart, deep-V, or high neckline. The sweetheart neckline will create the illusion of a larger bust and cleavage, while a deep-V or high neckline pulls attention away from your bust, drawing the eye up or down.
--Look for a sweetheart, deep-V, or high neck dress that also has embellishments around the neckline for extra enhancement.
--Choose off-the-shoulder neckline to flatter your chest. This is a great option if you want something romantic or sexy.
--Instead of cleavage, you can show off your neck, shoulders and upper back.
-Look for an off-shoulder dress with ruffles around the neckline.
What about height?
-- Go with a form-fitting silhouette with a long skirt if you want to look taller.
If you’re petite, choosing a dress that hugs your body can help to make you seem taller.
Good options for petite body types include:
- Empire waist
--A-symmetrical sleeves add height. Angles can also help to make you seem taller.
--Look for dresses that only have one sleeve or that have asymmetrical details on the bodice.
-- try dresses with 1 sleeve or strap, or dresses that have a focal point on one side of the bodice, such as a flower, bow, or beading detail.
-- if you are petite - straight lines and fewer embellishments to add height and make you appear taller.
--avoid dresses with lots of ruffles and excess fabric as this can overwhelm your body and make you appear smaller.
--Opt for a simple silhouette that fits you well if you’re tall.
--Simple silhouettes compliment taller figures, which can be overwhelmed by dresses with too many details.
--Gravitate towards dresses with long, clean lines and few details.