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So, you have a fancy party or dinner to attend this holiday season? How wonderful! You’ll want to look your best so you feel your best! Selecting the right type of cocktail dress for your body type will help you look and feel great! Here is a guide to get you started:
Diamond: Your waist is the widest part of your frame. Wear tops with wide ‘V’ necklines and hemlines that finish above or below the widest point on your body. Your ideal skirt is ‘A’ line.
Hourglass: You have a clearly defined waist and are naturally curvy. Wrap tops and dresses emphasize your proportionate figure.
Rectangle: Your bust, waist and hips are similar measurements; you have very little waist definition. Ruched detail create the illusion of curves. Cowl neck and draped tops add softness and femininity to your figure.
RUCHED JERSEY SHEATH DRESS
Triangle: Your shoulders are narrower than your hips; draw attention to your upper body and minimize your lower body. wear tops with details like ruffles, patterns or prints. Avoid skirt styles that cling to the hips & thighs.
TIE NECK PLEAT CHIFFON BLOUSON DRESS
Maternity: Your cute belly shouldn’t be hidden! Wear a dress that shows off your belly! A dress that showcases your shoulders will help create the illusion of a balanced body, especially if your bottom half has grown wider as well (it’s ok! it happens!).
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