An evening dress is something that you wear for formal or semi-formal occasions. Shopping for evening dresses can be frustrating and confusing as there are many varieties of evening dresses in all possible colors and styles. The key lies in wearing one that makes a personal statement and at the same time has a contemporary appeal. Some women may prefer something classic and others may just blindly copy celebrity fashion, irrespective of whether it flatters their body or not. What should you keep in mind when selecting an evening dress?
Choose a dress that flatters you
Take a moment and decide what your best feature is in your body. Your best feature may be your long, shapely legs, or a narrow waist. When you choose an evening dress, focus on what the dress highlights. A dress that is a few inches above the knee can be worn to highlight your shapely legs. If you select a dress with low necklines, then you wear a dress to highlight your bust. So pick a dress that draws attention to one feature.
Accessorize your dress
Your costume is not complete without accessories. It does not mean you have to wear all your accessories. Depending on the dress you choose, you need to accessorize. If you have selected a costume, decide if it will look good with dangling earrings or bangle bracelets. Will gold or silver jewelry look good? Which shoes and handbags are best for the dress?
Dress up or dress down
These dresses are ideal for formal and semi-formal occasions. You can pair your evening costume with other garments like a casual blazer or a cardigan. This is called dressing down. If it is a formal occasion, do not pair a large handbag with your evening costume. The more formal the event, the smaller should the handbag be. You can also use a clutch.
Evening dress length
The length of your costume is an important factor. If you are a petite woman, then you should wear shorter dresses to make you look taller. If you are on the taller side, then choose a dress that is neither too long nor short.
The eternal favorite, The Little Black Dress
The Little Black Dress is universally loved by women. An A-line black dress flares at the waist or hip, creating an “A” shape. This means it downplays your hips and stomach, emphasizing your feminine figure.