Plus-sized? Not to worry! You can wear party dresses too!
It’s a myth that dresses and gowns are only meant for the slim and trim. Shake off that fallacy, for the current era is all about looking good in the right way, irrespective of whether you’re a size zero or a size ten. If you know the right tricks to accentuate your features and conceal the flawed parts, you’re going to steal the show. And contrary to popular belief, being super-skinny is not the order of the day; rather, being comfortable in one’s skin and flaunting it with panache is. So, even if you’re on the plumper side, and feel that your voluptuousness is coming in the way of you and your style statement, then it’s time to get over this misconception. You can wear party dresses too!
The fundamental thing is to decide which feature you want to highlight, and then choose your cocktail dress accordingly. If you want to show off your great legs, then go for a dress that hits right above the knees. A v-neck will attract the attention on your collarbone. A dress with three-quarter length sleeves is just your thing if you have narrow wrists. At the same time, you have to know your problem areas and determine which dress will hide them most effectively. The occasion, however, should also be kept in mind.
Your dress for a wedding or a cocktail party cannot be the same as that for an office holiday party. The more formal the occasion, the less skin should be revealed. The wisest idea would be to keep a few dresses with a classic, conservative style in your wardrobe that suits multiple occasions. Also, it is very crucial for heavier women to purchase the proper foundation garment. If you’re wearing a body-hugging dress, it is best to have a bodysuit underneath to slim down your waist and thighs. The fabric is also an important criterion to choose the right dress for curvier women. Flowing fabrics that drape softly around the body, such as a satin or silk cocktail dress is the ideal choice for curvaceous women.
What’s more, there’s heartening news for mothers-to-be. Even during those days when you’re putting on those extra kilos, and that baby bump is gradually becoming more and more conspicuous, you can still wear a cocktail dress. Not only retail stores, but online shopping portals also offer a huge range of maternity party dresses. Check them out if you feel that this sounds like a rarity. Of course, you should zero in on soft natural fibres and comfortable fit. But you need not bid adieu to your party dresses for those few months. For example, stretchy lycra dresses, or a wrap dress, will show off your shape in a good way. Take a cue from Heidi Klum who dressed so elegantly during her pregnancy days!
Accessories can also play a key role in making you look gorgeous, even with those extra pounds here and there. Statement neck-pieces or chunky earrings, a sleek and sophisticated clutch or a pretty scarf around your neck, just look for what will put the emphasis on your strengths and underplay your weaknesses. Here, we are strictly taking about your body though!