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Party Dresses for Every Body: Flattering Styles, Fabulous Materials

by Goddiva Account 26 Jun 2023

When it comes to attending a party, finding the perfect dress is essential. Every person has a unique body type, and it's important to choose a dress that flatters your individual shape and highlights your best features. In this blog post, we will explore various body types, dress styles, and materials to help you find the ideal party dress that will make you feel confident and beautiful.

Hourglass Figures: If you have an hourglass figure, you're blessed with balanced proportions. Emphasize your curves by opting for dresses that cinch at the waist and show off your tiny waistline. A fitted bodice and A-line or mermaid-style skirt will showcase your curves elegantly. Even a simple bodycon fit can show off your curves like nothing before. Materials like satin, silk, and chiffon drape beautifully and add a touch of sophistication to your ensemble, while scuba crepe and jersey hug your figure showing off every curve.

Goddiva Cowl Bardot Satin Twill Maxi Dress - Red

Goddiva Cowl Bardot Satin Twill Maxi Dress - Red

Pear-Shaped Figures: For those with pear-shaped bodies, it's best to draw attention to the upper body while balancing the lower body. A-line dresses or fit-and-flare silhouettes work wonders by highlighting the waist and skimming over the hips and thighs. Consider off-the-shoulder or embellished neckline styles to draw attention upward. Fabrics like lace or tulle can add texture and interest to your look.

*Style Tip* Add a necklace to draw more attention to your upper body*

Goddiva Satin Pleated Skirt Wrap Midi Dress - Emerald Green

Goddiva Satin Pleated Skirt Wrap Midi Dress - Emerald Green

Apple-Shaped Figures: Apple-shaped individuals carry weight around their midsection, so it's essential to create a balanced silhouette. Empire waist dresses are a great choice as they define the smallest part of the body and flow loosely over the tummy area. Look for dresses with V-necklines or wrap-style designs that elongate the torso but also can give the illusion of a smaller waist. Choose fabrics with some stretch, like jersey or knits, for comfort and ease of movement.

*Style Tip* Opt for a short sleeve or flutter sleeve to divert attention away from your midsection.

Rectangle Figures: If your body has a straight and athletic shape, you can create the illusion of curves with the right dress styles. Opt for dresses with ruffles, pleats, draping details, or knot fronts, they add volume and dimension to your shape. Peplum or belted dresses are also excellent choices as they create the appearance of a more defined waist. Fabrics like silk, organza, or satin can add softness and femininity to your figure.

Goddiva Satin Wrap Knotted Midi Dress - Emerald Green

Goddiva Satin Wrap Knotted Midi Dress - Emerald Green

Petite Figures: For those ladies with a petite frame, it's essential to choose dresses that elongate the body and create the illusion of height. Opt for shorter lengths, such as mini dresses, to avoid overwhelming your figure. Another option is a mini bodycon dress or a dress with a split, this will do two things, not only will it show off your figure but the split will elongate your legs giving the illusion of looking taller. Vertical patterns or stripes can create a lengthening effect. Lightweight fabrics like chiffon or georgette can add movement without weighing you down.

Aftershock London Cream Sequin Bodice Skater Dress

Aftershock London Cream Sequin Bodice Skater Dress

Plus-Size Figures: Finding the perfect party dress for plus-size figures is all about embracing your curves and accentuating your assets. Wrap dresses are universally flattering as they define the waist and create an hourglass shape. A-line or fit-and-flare dresses also work well by balancing the proportions. Fabrics like stretchy jersey or scuba crepe offer comfort and flexibility while enhancing your natural shape.

*Style Tip* Try a dress with a split, this will make your legs look longer and accentuate those curves.

Goddiva Plus Sequin Bodice With Front Frill Midi - Emerald

Goddiva Plus Sequin Bodice With Front Frill Midi - Emerald

No matter your body type, there are a few general tips to keep in mind when shopping for party dresses. First, consider the neckline. High necklines work well for those with a larger bust, while sweetheart or V-necklines can enhance a smaller bust. Secondly, pay attention to the length. Midi dresses can be a versatile option, hitting at the mid-calf and suiting various body types. Finally, remember to choose materials that make you feel comfortable and confident. Experiment with different textures, patterns, and colours to find what suits your personality and style. Party dresses are NOT one-size-fits-all. Embrace your unique body type and explore various dress styles and materials to find the perfect party dress that flatters your figure and makes you feel like the life of the party. Remember, the most important



Written By: Lauren Khan

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