How to choose your perfect evening wear dress

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The one thing that every woman needs to have in her wardrobe is the perfect evening dress. The right dress imparts oodles of glamour and confidence for a woman, making a splendid style statement. The very notion of a cocktail dress is intended to provide women with a dress that accentuates everything that’s beautiful about them. From plus size cocktail dresses to white cocktail dresses, there’s something out there for everyone. Even dress skirts can befit some parties. 
The one deterrent to finding the dream evening dress is the overwhelming variety of styles available, both in retail stores as well as online. Here’s a handy guide to understanding what’s out there and what’s right for you.
How to choose your perfect evening wear dress
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Tips for picking the Right Length Dress: The first thing that defines a cocktail dress is its length. This is something that depends on personal choice as well as body type. A flowing, ankle length dress maxi cocktail dress can accentuate the hips and draw attention away from a heavy bust if paired with a high neckline and subtle shoulder cut. The multipurpose Little Black Dress is shorter and can end above the knees, creating an illusion of longer legs, particularly if paired with heels. The darker the dress, the longer the legs will look.

Tips for picking the Right Dress for your Body Type: The shape of the lower part of the dress is also an important consideration while making a choice. An A-line dress is fitting at the waist and tapers away slowly as it descends, giving a triangular shape to the skirt of the cocktail dress. This can help minimize the hips and make the figure look slimmer. Pencil-skirt cocktail dresses and shift dresses on the other hand are more fitting along the legs and accentuates the natural curves of the body. The fit and flare dress falls somewhere between these, as it hugs the body above the waistline and flares out delicately below, producing a very elegant and petite look. Trapeze dresses and empire waistline dresses also help disguise wider hips, and are quite popular amongst plus size cocktail dresses. Empire dresses are in fact gaining popularity as maternity wear for glitzy events. Cocktail dresses can also be asymmetrical in shape, with tiered or overlaid layers of fabric. These cater to most body types. The faux wrap dress is a particularly creative look where the skirt drapes over the hips from one side. The addition of a belt to any dress accomplishes a smaller waist and creates an hourglass look.

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Tips for picking the Right shoulder/sleeves pattern: The next thing that defines the type of evening dress is the shoulder style. Strapless designs, off shoulder and single shoulder cuts turn even the simplest cocktail dress into something that’s classy and sassy enough for any occasion. When matched correctly with the sleeves, the shoulders of the dress can go a long way in covering up heavy arms. Cocktail dresses come with an incredible variety of shoulders and sleeves, with a choice of cap sleeved shoulders, long or short lace shoulders, opaque and transparent designs. A strapless cocktail dress draws attention away from the waistline and onto the bust and shoulders. Other options in shoulders of cocktail dresses are spaghetti straps and halter necks. The shoulder can be lined with semi-precious stones, floral designs, embroidery or brooches to create a bewitching partly look.

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Cocktail dresses come in various colors and materials. While a black or white cocktail dress is suitable for most occasions, these can come in cotton, silk, satin, spandex, polyester, rayon, chiffon and many more. Dresses with floral prints, embellishments or inlaid semi-precious stones are also a great option. Experimenting with materials will help you figure out which one suits you best. Cocktail dresses can be livened up with a jacket or stole to complete the look. There’s also a smorgasbord of accessories like clutches, shoes, head bands, ear rings, neck pieces, bracelets, belts and gloves to help you stand out in the crowd.

Once you’ve decided which is the right cocktail dress for you, there is a bewildering choice of places you can buy it from. While most department and clothing stores will stock a basic range of cocktail dresses, there is a much wider spectrum of choice online. The advantage of buying it online is that you can filter down to the ideal dress based on your particular criteria. Clothing Stores like have amazing categories of all types which is really helpful. So go forth and shop with confidence. You can have anything in life if you dress for it, so get your hands on the right cocktail dress.

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I hope you found these tips to choosing your perfect evening wear dress helpful. Also, if you have some tips of your own then please do share them in the comments section below.

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