Monday, March 24, 2014

STYLING TIPS - PROM DRESSES

By Eva Fydrych

Shopping Made Easy

2014 Style A-line Halter Chiffon Long Prom Dress


Searching for your prom dress doesn't have to be a stressful and time-consuming experience. Fashion Studio Magazine partnered up with www.victoriasdress.co.uk to bring you the most essential fashion tips.

With our useful styling guide, you will be able to choose the most suitable dress for your figure and create a look that is both flattering and in keeping with your personality.


KNOW YOUR SHAPE

First of all, determine your body shape and decide which style will cover your imperfections and highlight your best features. Details, colour and naked skin can be used to divert attention to a place you'd rather emphasize. Everyone's body is different, so experiment and adapt what you think fits best.

Figure flattering is also all about finding the right balance: the length of your legs in relation to your torso, the width of your shoulders in relation to your hips. Those details matter to your overall appearance, and, just like everything else, they can be manipulated.



A-line Straps Sleeveless Chiffon Evening Gown With Lace - Recommended for: curvy


CURVY

Your Goal: Showcasing your figure, elongating your figure, showing off your curves (without over-emphasizing them)

Choose: Dresses that fall smoothly over your curves; Pieces revealing skin at the shoulder, collarbone, or cleavage; Clean lines; Wrap-style dresses; Long prom dresses
Avoid: Very thin fabrics; Tight dresses; Oversized pieces


SMALL BUST

Your Goal: Showcasing the curves you've got

Choose: Dresses with breast pockets, gathers, a lot of details around the bust area; Push-up bras; Wide collars; Empire-waist dresses and coats; Halter tops
Avoid: Loose or overly structured tops; Stiff fabrics



A-line One Shoulder Chiffon Pink Cocktail Dress - Recommended for: small bust


BOTTOM HEAVY

Your Goal: Showing your curves without over-emphasizing them, elongating your figure, balancing your shoulders and hips

Choose: Dresses with shoulder pads (if you are pear-shaped)

Avoid: Shapeless clothing; Thick textures, pleats and shiny fabrics - they will make your bottom half look bigger; Big prints and back details are also not recommended as they accentuate the negative aspects of a bottom-heavy figure


LONG-WAISTED / SHORT LEGS

Your Goal: Creating the illusion of a higher waistline and longer legs

Choose: Higher-waisted dresses; Heeled, slim shoes toned to match bottoms
Avoid: Low-waisted dresses; Anything that cuts off the length of your legs



A-line One Shoulder Sleeveless Cocktail Dress - Recommended for: long-waisted / short legs


SHORT-WAISTED / LONG LEGS

Your Goal: Creating the illusion of a lower waistline and refocusing attention from your middle to your face and legs

Choose: Monochromatic dresses
Avoid: High-waisted dresses; Wide waistbands or belts


SHORT / PETITE

Your Goal: Elongating your legs and creating a strong vertical line from head to toe

Choose: Monochromatic outfits; Fluid fabrics; High-waisted dresses; Minimal accessories, all in proportion to your body; Short Prom Dresses

Avoid: Dresses that are too girly (with too many ruffles, bows or other cute details); Midcalf-length skirts and dresses; Anything baggy
Source: Secrets of Style


A-line High Neck Sleeveless Tulle Cocktail Dress - Recommended for: short / petite


USEFUL TIP:

Make sure that you always feel comfortable in everything you wear. That's sometimes more important that strictly following all the fashion rules. The ideal prom dress should not only suit your body type, but also match your personality and your fashion style.

And don't forget to have fun! ;)


3 comments:


  1. Your jewelry could be very light because obviously, you would not want to be adorned heavily.orange homecoming dresses

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  2. these designs are stunning and thank you for the tips regarding the usage

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read the article!

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