From office's events to weddings or black-tie parties, our calendars are filling up with formal appointments (and pre-holiday parties). While we’re looking forward this important event, we’re facing the inevitable question: What to wear?
Of course, we all want to look as chic as possible at any fete, but we also want to feel comfortable and elegant, and here is when everything makes more complicated.
When it comes to shopping for the perfect party or the perfect wedding guest dress or outfit, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and grab the nearest dress without considering how it’ll really fit your shape, and this is at this moment that doubts and insecurities appear.
Lauren Lynn designs dresses, skirts, palazzo pants and tops that suit every body type. But some help is always welcome. Here you'll find a designer party dress that will accentuate your figure and help create a shapely silhouette. From busty or slender, hourglass or petite, be sure you look and feel your best at your next special event in a formal dress or semi-formal party dress.
Do you know what your body shape is?
The hourglass figure is curvy. Your bust and hips are well balanced and you have a beautifully defined waist (lucky you!).
The best dresses for this body type will accentuate your best asset, which is usually a well-defined waist to show a picture of harmony and balance. Natural waistlines, v-necklines, open necklines, high-waisted pants (as palazzo pants) and pencil skirts, open back maxi dresses will all look great and enhance this body type.
The slender body type is when you have a thin frame throughout, your waist is not very defined and you probably have a bottom that is more flat than round. As a slender body type, you should accentuate your legs and arms with a cocktail dress. You can also create shape with an empire waist, asymmetric neckline, shoulder tops and dresses and wide necklines will lengthen your shoulders and create the illusion of a smaller waist.
The pear body type is when your hips are larger than your bust and you have a nicely defined waist with an elegant neck and proportionately slim arms and shoulders.
With a pear body type your waist is your best asset, so be sure to flaunt it! When dressing a pear body shape, the goal is to add volume to your upper body, emphasize your small waist, and de-emphasize your lower body to create a balanced silhouette. Lauren Lynn London recommends bright colours and bold patterns and a dress with a fitted open neck or strapless top and full or a-line skirt to hide a wider hip. Off the shoulder, boat-neck tops, wide V necks are also very recommended for this body type.
The apple body type is when you carry your weight through your middle. As an apple body type, you typically have slim legs and a shorter undefined waist. Apple-shaped bodied women also tend to have thinner arms, legs, and hips and tend to gain weight at their waistlines.
A dress with an empire waist or embellished top draws the eye to your upper body. Maxi dresses, or dresses with room for hips can help camouflage your middle. You also can distract people from of your torso, so wear deep V neck blouses, long or 3/4 sleeve dresses.
Petite refers to stature, not weight, spans all body types: you can be petite with long legs, or be short all over, or have a big bust, or have curvy hips. You can read the guide previous guide if the next tips are not enough.
Showing a little leg with a short dress can go a long way, or wearing an asymmetrical hemline that can make you appear taller.Floor-length gowns and full skirts tend to overwhelm your frame, but if they are strapless and/or empire waist, it draws the eye to your upper body and not your tall.
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