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Buy A Prom Dress to Fit Your Body Style!

Oct 7th 2013 at 6:28 AM

Prom night happens to be one of those few nights when you simply have to look your best. The first thing any girl would do in order to prepare for the big night is to get a beautiful prom dress that would make her stand out during the event. Unfortunately, this is where many girls tend to forget the most essential thing, which is buying a prom dress according to their body style. Many girls end up buying a dress they think is beautiful only to find out later that it does not fit them properly. Therefore, if you are shopping for a dress for prom night, here are some things you need to consider when opting for a dress that fits your body style. You may also go for petite evening dresses in sheer fabrics.

Dress Styles according to Body Type

Check your body in the mirror first. What does your figure look like? Is it round or lean? Does it look like an hourglass (curvy) or boyish (small bust and narrow hips)? Chances are strong that the dress you see on a model would not fit you. That would be because you do not have the same body type. Try choosing a prom dress that would accentuate your positives and camouflage your negatives. Here are some styles you can consider for different body types.

Straight: Say no to figure hugging dresses that would show out your boyish figure and opt instead for A- line dresses that are slightly fitted, as they can add more volume and curves to your body. You can opt for open shoulder gowns and flared skirts to add more emphasis on your shoulder area and legs respectively.

Hourglass: Consider yourself lucky for you would look good in any design. However, to make a more dramatic entrance, consider opting for halter-top gowns or strapless designs. Choose gowns that narrow down at the waist, and have plenty of sashes to accentuate your curves.

Round: Ditch the common notion that a woman with a round figure would not be able to get a flattering dress. There are many styles that you can choose from when shopping for your prom dress. Go for low necklines that can accentuate the bust region. A drop waist gown would also help lengthen the torso. IN addition to this, an empire cut dress would do good to improve the overall figure by hiding the extra curves and lengthening the body.

Pear: Your best bet would be A-line dresses that come with a straight cut from the chest to the ankle. You may also want to try out some empire waist gowns to minimize the excess curves in the hip region, and lengthen the torso to increase height.

Size Considerations

Check the manufacturing size chart before buying a particular size. Sizes vary from company to company, and you may easily fit into a size 8 gown even if you are a size 10. So check for standard size variations before ordering a dress online. If you intend to shop physically, consider trying out at least a couple of dresses before zeroing in on the perfect one. Another option would involve choosing a size bigger than your body size (in case you cannot get the same size). You can always take away the extra fabric while altering the dress.

Author Bio :-

Tom Henrry is a fashion designer and likes to write about latest fashion trends around the world.

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