Are you dreading your Prom Night because you just don't know how to choose a dress which will not only look fabulous but make you feel fabulous too? Many plus size prom dresses look fantastic on the hanger, mannequin or model in the catalog, but when you put them on it doesn't look like the same dress at all. To avoid this you need to think about your body shape, and what style of dress will flatter your figure best. You may be surprised to know that curvy girls actually have a wide choice of prom dresses to choose from, it's just about finding the right cut to make the most of your voluptuous figure.
So here are some hints, tips and rules to follow to find your perfect dress. If you get this right then you will certainly look and feel like the belle of the ball. Often the main factor in choosing a prom dress is the price, so you start by looking for cheap plus size prom dresses. Now this is fine, but it is extremely important that the dress fits correctly, and although the dress may have been bought on sale, it doesn't have to look like it cost any less than designer plus size evening wear. Inexpensive prom dresses don't have to look cheap! To get the best prices, it is a good idea to search for your dress well before Prom Season begins.
Before you go shopping either in a store or online make sure that you measure yourself properly. Use a cloth tape to measure your bust, whilst wearing a well fitted bra, around it's fullest, also measure your waist, which is about an inch above your navel, and your hips across their widest part. Write down these measurements. Always choose a dress size which fits the largest part of your body. The dress can then be altered and taken in to fit your figure correctly. Now take a look at yourself in the mirror. What body shape do you have?
If your body carries most of the weight in the middle section, often the waist is the largest measurement, make the most of your figure and use the following tips. Balance out narrow shoulders with a wrap or shrug and choose prom dresses with horizontal, broadening necklines. Take the emphasis away from your tummy and a horizontal girth by choosing an A line or princess dress . Accentuate your shapely legs by choosing a plus size prom dress with a hem which is higher at the front that at the back, or has a handkerchief style hemline.
Draw the attention away from your tummy and hips and to the face, shoulder, and neck areas instead. Do this by wearing a piece of interesting jewelry, a pendant, necklace or earrings. If you have a defined waist but your hips and thighs are significantly larger than your bust, then to choose the right dress for you take note of the following tips. Choose a dress which will emphasize the middle of your body and waist area, perhaps with a sash or belt. A dress which is a lighter color at the top of the body and is dark at the bottom will help to elongate your body shape. Make your upper body appear wider by adding a wrap or shrug. Go for broad horizontal necklines.