With Christmas parties coming up many women will be shopping around for party dresses. To make the most of your figure it is important to choose a party dress that suits your shape.
You should carefully choose the colour and style to show off the aspects of your body you like the most so you can dazzle this Christmas.
It is important to choose the right colours to flatter your figure. If you have a small frame and an athletic figure try not to wear a dress that is too bright. This will swamp a small frame. Instead, go for darker or pastel colours and accessorise to brighten up the outfit.
If you have a larger figure, you can use colours to draw attention to the parts of you you feel most comfortable with. A two tone dress with a darker lower half may suit pear shapes. This season’s two part dresses may be ideal, they tend to feature a bright coloured top attached to a black skirt.
The style of the dress is equally important when dressing to flatter your shape. If you have an apple shaped figure, you should go for dresses that are not too clingy. Short loose mini dresses particularly suit this shape as they will show off your legs.
You can hide a tummy with a dress design that is nipped in just above the waist. These styles are particularly fashionable this season. If you have an hourglass figure, a fitted dress will cling to your curves and accentuate your small waist. This Christmas, Ra Ra style dresses are popular.
These work extremely well with pear shaped figures. They feature a flowing skirt which will disguise areas such as the thighs, and a fitted top which will accentuate a smaller top half.
Topshop have a range of different party dresses to suit womens’ shapes. They have a selection of prom style dresses and empire dresses available to suit a pear shaped or fuller figure.
For athletic figures there are a range of hitched hem dresses with details such as ruffles that will provide a more feminine look, as well as the popular bubble and tulip dresses that create the illusion of curves.
Miss Selfridge also have a fantastic range of dresses to suit all womens’ shapes. They offer vintage inspired looks that are perfect for Christmas parties. There are corset dresses available to suit hourglass figures, bib dresses to suit pear shaped figures and a range of satin dresses that look stunning on athletic figures.
Warehouse and Oasis also have some beautiful Christmas party dresses. A particular favourite is Warehouse’s red bow dress, this would suit hourglass, athletic and pear shapes.
If you can afford to splash out, there are a variety of designer dresses ideal for Christmas parties that will suit your shape.
Miu Miu has many exciting party dress styles, a popular item is the Zip front bustier dress, this is perfect for athletic figures as its ruffles and details create curves. LaRok has some gorgeous party dresses that would particularly suit pear shaped figures, particularly their monochrome after party dress.