It's Just A Formal-ity00:01
This is not a usual post for me but I'd like to get into doing posts like this more often. After all not all of us are the same shape and size, and as an aspiring stylist and personal shopper, I'd like to show you not only what I wear, but what you can wear for your own shape and size. I know I'm way ahead of myself here, but after seeing all of the Christmas cards hit the shops this week, it's got me thinking about all the Christmas parties, meals and dresses. Surely I'm not the only one excited for Christmas now summer has practically been and gone? A big part of these celebrations are getting a new party dress and getting all glammed up, I love shopping for new dresses with all my friends and family. With this comes the common phrases "I'm too big to wear a dress" or "I'll never look nice in any of these dresses". Well this is a load of rubbish, plus size formal dresses don't have to be any different from the skinny minnie dresses. All you have to do is find the right type of dress to suit your shape and style.
A-line dresses are the perfect party dress for pear shapes because the top will accentuate your slimmer top half whilst the flared skirt will skim your hips.
If you have a rectangle body shape then, as you are all in proportion, you can pretty much wear any shape dress as long as it cinches you in at the waist to give you a shape, rather than looking straight up and down. Belts and voluminous skirts are perfect for adding curves if you have this body shape.
The hourglass shape is considered to be the perfect shape for a woman and luckily this body shape can get away with more fitted dresses no matter what your size. With your waist being the smallest part of your body anything that cinches you in at the waist or draws the eye to your waist will look great on you. Pencil dresses look great on the killer curves of the hourglass shape.
As the apple has no defined waist you should avoid anything that cinches you in at the waist and draws attention to this area. The perfect dress for the apple shape is an empire line dress which will cinch you in just above the waist and skim your stomach. Embellishments on the neckline or hemline are also great for drawing attention away from your middle.
What do you think? Would you like to see more of these kinds of posts?