Some women shy away from wearing dresses because they feel they are overly formal. However, a dress can be one of the easiest things you can wear. Just put it on and you have your entire outfit for the day.
And while wearing a dress is easy, finding the cut that is right for you is not always so simple. Well, never fear. This article will review the more common types of dresses so you can find one that’s perfect.
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Fit and Flare
A fit and flare dress fits tightly on the top and then flares out to a skater skirt look beneath the waist. It creates a slimming shape in the upper body and accentuates the waistline. Its ability to create curves and produce a svelte look makes it perfect for every body type.
Also called a t-shirt dress, these dresses have a high collar and a loose rectangular fit around the body. They can hide a few sins in the stomach area but generally will look flattering on those that have a thin, athletic build. They will hide an hourglass shape so if you want to play up those curves, this may not be the best look for you.
Sheath dresses are form fitting dresses that are great for cocktail parties and more formal events. Their slimming, balancing appearance makes them great for all body types. They produce a nice clean line and add the illusion of curves where they are needed.
A trapeze dress may be slightly fitted in the top but overall, it will not cling to the body anywhere. Its shape can best be described as triangular. Its loose fit gives it the ability to hide a multitude of sins but it can also add the illusion of curves to thinner ladies.
Wrap dresses close by wrapping around the body. They fit tightly around the waist so they accentuate the bust and hips making them perfect for curvy girls as well as those with a slimmer figure. They tend to hit just over the knee giving them a terrific day to night look.
All of these types of dresses can be found in various lengths. Here are some tips for finding the length that’s right for you.
Minis typically hit at fingertip length. They are fun and flirty and are great for women who love their legs.
Knee length is always safe as it adds just a bit of sex appeal but can work in formal, casual and office settings. It also is great for providing a slimming look to curvy women.
Maxi dresses are ideal if you’re going for a bohemian look. The good news is, they can work on all body types from curvy to slim to athletic. If you’re petite, consider wearing a skirt that is more fitted so you don’t get lost in the look.
Now that you are familiar with the different types of dresses that are available, which will you be adding to your wardrobe?
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