Choosing the perfect party dress is not easy. It helps to know therefore, how you can think about choosing one that compliments you the best. It will not only make your shopping spree a lot less stressful and a lot more fun, it will also help you to make sure that you are getting your money’s worth for what you choose to buy. Here is a quick guide with some important points to help you find the perfect dress.
The Laws of Colours
Your skin colour should always be complemented by the colours that you choose if you do not want to look too harsh or washed out. If you have dark skin you are blessed with a range of beautiful and vibrant colours like white, yellow, pink and green. What you should avoid are blacks and browns that will just make you fade into the background. If you have skin that is medium in complexion you should opt for neutral tones like brown, black and grey which will give you an elegant look. It will also make your features pop. Blue and red are also colours that you can choose from and they will go well with your complexion. If you have a fair complexion you should not wear anything white and yellow as they will not add anything to you but if you have dark hair with your complexion red and green will work really well. A lot of the colours that you should ideally choose need to be bright and vivacious.
The Shape of Your Body
If you have wide hips and a generally curvy figure you should choose plus size dresses with straight cuts or an empire line that will draw attention to your hips. You should try and avoid prints especially on the lower half of your body. If you have a heavy upper body you should opt for square neck or even low cut items. You can opt for wider straps than the thinner ones as well. If you have a light or narrow upper body you can wear spaghetti straps that will really help you to showcase that slender neckline. High necks and long sleeves will also look great on you. If you tend to retain fat around the abdomen area always opt for items that are not made of satin or silk as they highlight all the bumps and lumps. Go with flared and empire cuts are the best way forward. If you do not have much definition in your waist area long maxi dresses with spaghetti straps will make you look super glamorous.
What You Should Avoid?
Even though each body type has its pluses and minuses when it comes to certain styles and colours and the likes, there are some rules in general that need to be looked into when you go about choosing your dresses. One thing to avoid is anything that is calf length. They will add ten years to whatever your age is and will cut your length off at the widest part of your legs. Do not ever choose these four styles in one outfit, strapless, backless, figure-hugging and short. They are alright when paired with other items but never together.