Gone are the days when evening gowns were reserved for special events only. Today, they are versatile pieces that you can even wear during the day with some fun styling. Plus size women in particular have often been limited when it comes to buying an evening dress, but now there’s more choices than ever, so here are some tips to find the best one for you.
Start with a Good Foundation
Nope, we don’t mean shapewear. Start with a comfy but good foundation, a properly fitted bra, some comfy pants that work with the fabric of your dress, and a pair of Chaffree to stop the dreaded chub rub.
The choice of fabric depends greatly on the occasion and the weather too. So if you’re planning to attend a formal event, you could opt for a fancier fabric like organza.
The most highly recommended fabric for people who tend to get a little hotter easily are natural ones like silk and cotton for warmer weathers or wool and linen for colder ones. These natural fabrics are the easiest to manage, they look timelessly classy and feel comfy too.
Beauty Lies in Simplicity
The beauty of a gown is in its simplicity, especially because it should let you shine. An overly complicated dress will take the attention away from you and your personality, so it’s always best to go for a simple evening dress especially if you want to leave a lasting impression.
If you have some gorgeous accessories that you want to show off, a solid dark coloured dress would really help complement them, but if you’re the kind of person who likes more, wear that glamorous dress with all the accessories!
Embrace Your Curves
Wearing a dress that makes you feel amazing can give you the confidence to carry it and accentuate your favourite features. Whether you’re going for an evening gown or a cocktail dress, the right fit and style can make all the difference. Some Empire waistlines create an elegant silhouette, whereas bodycons show off your every curve.
The length of the dress depends on what you’re looking for. If you want a romantic look, then the longer the length the better it is! Similarly, if you want to highlight your upper body, you can go with an A-line maxi dress.
Incorporate the Latest Trends
Before buying an evening gown for a special occasion, make sure to do some research and track the latest trends. A little online activity can go a long way in helping you find what colours are trending, whether you should go for solid dresses or printed ones, what the most popular length is or what sort of sleeves and cuts are trending.
For instance, lately there has been a trend of wearing simple evening dresses with statement sleeves that could be bell shaped, extra long, bishop or flounce sleeves.
Always remember that an evening dress is supposed to make you feel special and look flawless. So don’t settle for anything less than that. Happy wearing!