Choosing a flattering dress is a matter of analysing your body shape and your preferences in terms of material and cut. The cut of the fabric can make all the difference to the effect your dress has on your body. Read on for our tips on choosing a dress that flatters your body and makes you feel like a million dollars.
Shapes to choose
A big part of wearing a flattering dress is getting the fabric right. You can make or break a look with the material of the dress. If you are curvy, a bodycon dress can look good. The stretchy fabric can smooth your curves to create an attractive silhouette. For slender figures, a more structured dress can look better or even a slip dress to skim across the body.
For an hour-glass figure, a slip dress often doesn’t work because it is a straight up-and-down cut, which will pull across the chest and hips and won’t be small enough on the waist. Equally, for a slender figure, some dresses might be cut too full on the chest or hips, which could drown your shape. With regard to necklines, fuller busts look great in sweetheart designs.
Head-to-toe colour options are great for any occasion. Black, dark green and navy blue outfits all work well for formal occasions. Maxi dresses are wonderful for a dramatic look and can flatter all figures, even if you are short.
A single colour and full skirt work well on a long dress, so opt for a blue maxi dress or black maxi dress for a glamorous effect. If you are looking for a blue maxi dress visit AX Paris and other fashion brands that feature lots of options.
Fabrics to choose
When it comes to materials, this can also make a difference. Satin and slinky fabrics can look great on slip dresses, while more structured dresses look great in thicker fabrics, such as velvet. Cotton can work well for a tailored look, while viscose can flow beautifully for a looser effect.
Spandex and Lycra can work well for bodycon dresses to pull you in and form a great shape. Dark fabrics make you look slimmer, while head-to-toe colour elongates your look. Bright colours and patterns can be dominant and should only be worn with confidence