A Cocktail Dress for every body type19:00:00, by Erika A.
Today I want to help you choosing the best Cocktail Dress for you, according to your body type.
The cocktail dress is one of the most versatile dress ever designed for any occasion. A must-have dress in your closet! You can create a lot of different outfits with the same dress, just by changing the accessories worn with it. Not just for formal occasion or a party, but even everyday.
For a more formal event, all you need to do is styling your cocktail dress accordingly. For example with flashy pieces of jewelry and a heavier makeup.
For the office, the cocktail dress can be worn just simply as that, with very linear jewels and paring it with a blazer.
Choosing your perfect cocktail dress it's not tricky at all. It isn't just for slim bodies but it matches perfectly every body type. All you have to do is choosing the right cut of the dress and the right material too.
If you choose a dress just because you like it can be tricky, because it can easily reveal the flaws you have.
But don't panic, I will tell you which ones to choose and which to avoid.
If your body type is bottom-heavy, you should draw the attention to the upper part of your body and the face.
The right cocktail dress for you is the one that fits closely around the waist and has a skirt that flares around the hips and thighs.
For example a full skirt, that will hide the bulges you wish not to be seen.
Or an empire-style waistline, which has the waist placed higher and drapes over the lower body.
And yet another choice can be a sleeveless or strapless dress with a flaring skirt, to draw the attention to the shouders and arms, away from the hips.
Must have accessories are flashy earrings, necklaces or chokers.
If you are top-heavy, you should emphasize the cleavage or the legs.
Focusing the legs, you can wear a solid coloured top paired with a patterned miniskirt.
Focusing the cleavage, you can choose a cocktail dress with a V-neck or plunging neckline, but avoid overload the top because it will make your upper body too large and skew the balance of the figure.
Must have accessories are simple jewels and bracelets. Necklaces are to be avoid mostly.
In my opinion, you can never go wrong with a black cocktail dress, it goes with everything!
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