Monday, 18 May 2009

Evening Wear Shopping Tips

Don’t let shopping for that special evening dress intimidate
you! With a little help, you can start early and find the
perfect dress for evening out. Here’s how:

Decide on the formality. Is it cocktail or evening attire?
Cocktail and evening attire is dressier – think little black
dress. Long dresses are reserved for formal black-tie affairs.

The most important feature of your new dress is it’s style and
color. Not every dress works for all body types. Dress to
flatter your figure. If you aren’t sure what is your best
asset, ask a friend or salesperson.

Once you know the type of dress, now choose a style. Instead of
going trendy, select a dress that reflects classic, timeless
elegance. Here are some styles to choose from.

Halter Dresses are one of the sexiest formal looks around.
Several version exist including a tie-behind-the-neck look.
Straps vary in size, width and fabrics. A halter dress draws
attention to the upper half of the body including the face,
shoulders and bust line. This is great to draw unwanted
attention away from the hips and legs. Skip the necklace and
opt for earrings when wearing a halter dress.

Cocktail dresses are the most versatile for special occasions.
Most opt for the little black dress which is the most popular
look for a cocktail. Today, jewel-tones, bright and rich
fabrics do well for a short evening dress. Most cocktail
dresses can be easily accessorized with pearls, diamond, gold
and silver. If you want to hide wide hips, opt for a dress that
is strapless or has cap sleeves.

For simplicity, nothing beats a sheath dress. They are
flattering with clean lines to keep the dress from overwhelming
your figure. The sheath dress can be dressed up or down as the
situation dictates.
The jacket dress provides more coverage without the fuss of a
wrap. The matching dress and jacket is perfect for
anniversaries and weddings.

Not every figure looks best in a one piece dress. For those
hard-to-fit bodies, a dressy separate can do the trick. Choose
one special piece and mix it with a solid piece for that
special occasion.
Off the shoulder dresses instantly shows off lots of skin but
not in areas that make you uncomfortable. Accentuate the look
with a great necklace piece or brooch.


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