Formal Dresses

Fuller Upper Body

For those who have fuller upper body, it good to have something made of relatively hard fabric such as tulle, and designed with sedate colors. Formal dresses are all about giving a sense of proportion to your figure. So if you’re fuller up top than in the shape and line of your lower body, then it’s going to work well if you choose a dress with some eye-catching design on the waist and skirt, for instance pleats, ruffles or glittering rhinestones. A voluminous skirt can also help create proportion.

Tips for large hips

First choose strapless formal dresses with V-shaped necklines and concise lines. You can have some decoration on the bodice and neckline which will draw sight upwards above your lower body. The skirt shouldn’t hug your hips, so choose one which drapes gracefully over them. You don’t need to choose a sack-like dress that just seems to hide you away! Just because you’re curvy doesn’t mean you should be penalized and have to wear unattractive dresses; rather choose A-line or Empire dresses which will flatter a curvy girl, without swamping her figure!

Tips for large chests

If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Don’t go overboard and risk spilling out of your dress, but a low-cut neckline will be great for showing off your assets and also drawing the eye up and away from potentially troublesome areas such as hips and tummy.

V necklines work well for larger busts, but remember not to accessorize with a v shaped necklace as well or you’ll look overdone.

Tips For Curvy Girls To Get The Most Out Of Formal Dresses

  • Choose formal dresses made of thick fabric. Lighter or clingy thin material can hug your body as you move, showing off curves that are unwelcome. However, harder and thicker materials such as satin and tulle can hide certain parts of fuller figures. No matter which part of the body is curvy, this material can always help.
  • High-waist and low-cut are smart choices for round waists and busts. They can hide the thick flesh on the waist and make your legs look slender.
  • Sleeves will help to cover the thicker part of your arms to some degree.
  • Say no to decorations or accessories above the waist if you’re thicker up top. Decoration of any kind will draw attention to the area in which it’s placed, therefore to get good proportion you need to avoid too much decoration in areas that are bigger.