Being plus size doesnít have to be a curse, especially now that more and more designers are making styles that suit plus size frames. When it comes to evening gowns, plus sized women are no longer limited to wearing large dresses with mounds of fabric that you can get lost in. By knowing what styles suit your unique body type and frame, youíll be able to snag all the attention and become the life of the party.
It helps to know what type of dress or evening gown youíll need. This will be determined by the occasion or event youíll be attending. Once you know that, start thinking about fabrics. Certain fabrics look better on some body types than others. Be sure to avoid fabrics that tend to wrinkle and bunch up. The last thing youíll want is to look bulky so stick to flowing fabrics, preferably synthetic. Ideal fabrics for evening dresses include nylon, wool crepe, silk, rayon, satin, and other similar fabrics. The goal is to find an evening gown that flatters your curves and doesnít hide your body or add pounds. However, this doesnít mean forcing yourself to fit into a dress that is too small. Good fabrics will glide over your curves, while tightly fitting material will cling to it in an unflattering way.
Another thing to keep in mind when it comes to evening dresses is to avoid those with distracting patterns, bows, and ruffles. Not only are these eyesores that donít belong on an elegant evening gown, they can add weight to your frame. Clean lines and simple styles that can be dolled up with accessories are ideal for plus size women. If youíre concerned about hiding problem areas, you may want to opt for a dress in a darker shade. Stay away from bright colors. Also be wary of gowns that have excessive sequins or beads, which can look tacky. Instead search for styles that use sequins or beads in a smart way, such as along the bottom of the dress or along the neckline.
Some plus size evening gown styles you may want to look into include an empire and A-line style. Empire cut dresses utilize a high waist seam that comes just under the bust line and then flows into a long skirt. Empire styles are perfect for hiding a large stomach, take emphasis off a thick waist, and also properly suits both small and larger busts. A-line dresses are styled to be narrow at the top and then flare out into an A shape. This style works for most body types, including plus size, and are ideal at creating the illusion of a slimmer body, hides large hips, and adds balance between the bust and torso.
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