The dynamic world of haute couture has ensured an influx of elegant designs and ready to wear tailored dresses for women season after season. The result is that woman have limitless options of dresses, gowns, miniskirts and so much more. Choosing the right dress that is suitable for your body type and the occasion is the determinant factor to whether you portray yourself as being fashionable and well-dressed in your attire or not.
Knowing Your Body Type
For a very long time, the hourglass figure has been touted as the ideal feminine body shape. As a result, many women strive to attain this elusive figure. However, not all women have the genetic make-up for it nor do their lifestyle support attaining this figure. However, the truth is that there is no single ideal feminine body figure, there are diverse feminine body shapes all of which can be rightly dressed to achieve a sleek, stylish and effortless look. The latest fashion season has churned out a selection of 2017 prom dresses to cater for the different body shapes.
You have a busty body if your bust is larger and your hips are narrow. The waist is often not well defined. The key to dressing this body type is by drawing the attention to your face and striking a balance between the broader upper body and narrower lower body creating the hourglass illusion.
The apple body shape carries weight through the middle. This body type possesses slim legs and a shorter undefined waist. You have good legs and if you love them, this is the perfect opportunity to flaunt them. In addition, wearing an A-line or full skirt will help camouflage the heavier middle and create a balance.
Possess a lean frame throughout.
The hips are larger than the bust and the waist is well defined. The waist is the best asset so flaunt it!
You have a petite body if your height is falls below 5ft 3 inches.
This is the curvy figure with the bust and hips proportionate to each other. The upper body is balanced with the length of the legs.
After getting familiar with the body type you possess, here comes choosing the right hem lengths which now acts as the doorway to knowing the kind of personality and the attitude that you possess. Hem lengths may be below the knee, way above the knee or at the knee depending on the occasion.
The Conservative Length
Conservative hemlines fall at the shin, ankle, tea length or floor length. These lengths will work for tall and medium height women and should be avoided if you are the short and stocky build. A straight and slim fit of dresses with conservative hemlines is suitable with slender thighs, hourglass and wedge body shapes. Pear shaped women who possess big thighs and calves should go for the flared skirts and dresses.
The Casual Length
Casual dress length hemlines stay at the base of the knee. The casual lengths can also have the hemlines hovering about two inches above or below the knee. This dress length sits all the body types. However, suitable foot wear is important to completely pull off this look.
The Sporty Length
This are ideal for women of slender thighs and well-shaped legs. This category includes the mini dresses and the micro mini dresses and this slender body or well-shaped legs allows the wearer to confidently pull off the look.
There are dresses suitable for all the body types that women possess and with this knowledge, thoughtfully picking out the right ones that will flatter your body type is the key to having a good wardrobe. Such a wardrobe is a wardrobe that is fashionable and flatters the owner’s body creating a strong feeling of self-confidence. The feeling of self-confidence will stem from the knowledge that the woman is the woman is wearing an outfit that makes her best features come alive and looks good while at it!