You wear a robe de cocktail during formal and semi-formal occasions such as weddings and cocktail parties. Deciding which one to buy is not easy, especially when there are many options to consider. You need to choose according to color, design, or length. Most of the time, the dress is shorter and has some sequins or lace on it.
Choose a comfortable dress that highlights your features. Make sure it balances your body’s proportions, conceals your flaws, and fits your body type.
Below are the different body types and what cocktail dress to choose.
A pear-shaped body means your upper body is smaller than your hips and thighs. Most women have this body shape. Choose a cocktail dress highlighting your collarbones and slender shoulders. An evening dress style will fit you well, drawing attention to your bust and shoulders.
You can consider wearing strapless and sleeveless dresses so people will focus their eyes on your upper body, not on your hips. A figure-hugging strapless dress is perfect for pear-shaped ladies.
A rectangular-shaped woman has a sporty, slender built. Ladies with this body shape have thin thighs, narrow shoulders and hips, and a small bust. Sexy types of cocktail dresses will fit perfectly on women with rectangular shapes. It gives them curves and a feminine physique. Also, you can wear peplum dresses and with asymmetric details. Ladies with rectangular shapes built will have lovely curves if they wear dresses with pleating.
If a woman has a proportioned shape, people will refer to it as having an hourglass body. These women have balanced busts and hips with a clearly-defined waistline. If you have this body type, choose a bandage and bodycon dress to enhance your silhouette and create a striking look. Use an accessorize belt to draw attention to your curvy waist. Cocktail dresses with plunging necklines will complement your hourglass body.
Inverted Triangle Shape
A woman with an inverted triangle shape has broad shoulders, a large bust, a narrow waist, and hips with slim legs. Wearing the right dress can emphasize your top and add volume to your hip. It will draw attention away from the upper part of the body and balance the proportions.
The dress will create an illusion that you have an hourglass-shaped body and not an inverted triangle. A short cocktail dress will draw attention to your waist and display your perfect legs. You can also wear dresses with pleats, flowing skirts, A-lines, and it gives you enough choices.
You have to know your body shape first before buying the cocktail dress you need. It is not a good idea to buy the dress because it looks good. It may look good on your friend but not to you. Keep in mind the body is shaped differently. What fits Susan will not fit Karen. It may look good at Susan but not on Karen. So consider the guide above and choose your dress accordingly.