Don't Frown On The Gown: 4 Hints To Help You Pick The Perfect Party Dress For Your Body

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Now that the holidays are here, it's time to find the perfect dress. Unfortunately, that can be easier said than done, especially when you're not sure what looks good on you. One way to go about choosing the perfect dress is to buy for your body type. Unfortunately, that can also pose a problem if you're not sure what your body type is. Before you head out to find the perfect holiday winter dress, here are some hints that will help you identify the dresses that will accentuate your specific body type.

You're on the Petite Side

If you're on the petite side, you need to make sure that you don't choose dresses that will overpower you. One way to do that is to lean towards mini-dresses. One of the great things about mini-dresses is that they never seem to go out of style. Mini-dresses will accentuate your legs and give you a longer, leaner appearance. To add depth to your dress, choose one with flared sleeves, and accent pieces around the neckline.

You're Tall and Slender

If your body type is more tall and slender, you want to look for dresses that draw attention away from your height. Dresses that fall below the knee, or are floor-length, will work perfectly with your body type. For an added touch, try choosing a dress that also adds interest to your back and shoulders, including off-the-shoulder styles, or plunging backlines.

You're More Pear-Shaped

If your body falls on the side of the pear-shape, with the small waist and wider hips, you'll want a dress that gives you a more hour-glass appearance. The best way to achieve that look is by choosing dresses with a fitted top and a flared skirt. The high-low hemline also works well with the pear-shaped body type. Don't be afraid to experiment with bold colors and designs, as well as lace embellishments.

You've Got a Full Mid-Section

If you've got a fuller mid-section, much like an apple shape, you can find the perfect dress when you look at the mini's. Choosing a mini dress with an empire waist, and a ruffled skirt, will show off your legs, and give you a tough of sass for the evening. Don't be afraid to go bold with the colors, especially with the bright festive reds.

Don't avoid the dress shop just because you're not sure what looks good on you. Use the hints provided here to choose the perfect holiday dress for your body type.