Some ideas of choosing the correct dress to suit you
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Since: Nov 13
#1 Nov 11, 2013
I hope this article has given you some ideas of what to look for in choosing the correct dress to suit you. And I hope you find some perfect plus size prom dresses that will make your Prom Night as special as you want it to be.
Before you go shopping either in a store or online make sure that you measure yourself properly. Use a cloth tape to measure your bust, whilst wearing a well fitted bra, around it's fullest, also measure your waist, which is about an inch above your navel, and your hips across their widest part. Write down these measurements.
The trick to a great prom dress for a plus size girl is to find a dress that shows off your curves to your best advantage and minimises areas that you would much rather not be seen. First; consider your overall shape; Do you want to minimise a fuller bust? Are you a pear shape? that is, heavier on the bottom. Are you heavier around the middle? that would be an apple shape.
If you are heavier around the stomach area and want to minimise the look around there, try not to choose a prom dress that will draw attention to your stomach. Look for dresses with a lower waist line that will create an illusion of a slimmer shape. An empire waist also is very flattering and amazingly comfortable to wear and looks great on those with an apple shape middle.
If you want to minimize your bust, choose a halter neck design, which is great for toning down the look of a fuller bust and will give you the support you need in this area. Dresses with a corset style lace up back, work well for you as they ensure a comfortable and customised fit. A heavily beaded dress is also a good choice to divert attention away from the bust area. Try not to wear a dress that has a shiney look to it's material. This may make you look bigger than you really are. If you are concerned about baring your arms, wear a dress with 3/4 length or full sleeves or wear a shawl.
Is your tummy something that you want to draw attention from because you carry most of your weight there? Don't worry, follow these style tips and you will find some perfect plus size evening dresses that will flatter your figure.
* Wear some body shaping underwear, this will immediately help to flatten your tummy.
* An empire line dress will draw attention to you upper body and skim over your tummy.
* An A line style dress will also be flattering if you choose one that has a fitted bodice or boning, which will create curves and emphasize your waist.
Most importantly wear something that you feel comfortable in, if you don't like to show too much flesh, then go for a modest prom dress with sheer sleeves, or short sleeves. Perhaps you don't want to wear a full length prom dress, instead look for plus size cocktail dresses, use 1950s style dresses as your inspiration. Add a shrug or shawl to complete the look. For this look choose vintage style prom dresses which feature brocade, perhaps a layer of black lace over jewel tone satins, red, deep blue, green or purple.
Finally, you can find your favorite style dress before buying the dress, and then go to the store. It can save you a lot of time. Of course, you can buy online. The dress online can be customized.
Recommend some good prom dress websites:
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