An evening dress can magically transform a Plain Jane to a dazzling Cinderella. While the promise is very luring indeed, we somehow tend to get lost midway while shopping for the right dress. Keep the following things in mind while hunting for your evening attire and you are bound to sashay down the floor swinging like a princess.
The length of the evening dress can range from tea and cocktail length to ballerina and full length. Tea length is generally considered as the 'in between' length as it falls between knee and full length. Cocktail dresses are apt for semi-formal events and can rise a few inches above the knees. It is important to keep the occasion in mind while deciding the length. While formal occasions demand full length or knee length dresses, one can trim the hemline for informal events and parties.
While evening dresses come in all colors and shades, you must choose one that suits your skin tone. While choosing a color, you need to strike a balance between a color too brazen and one too subdued and dull. A dress can fall flat without the right color. If you are unsure, stick to the evergreen and perhaps the safest bet - black.
Remember the key, here is a 'perfect fit' and not just a fitted dress. While looking for an evening dress, you need to consider your size, body type, and style accordingly. A perfectly fitting dress will make you look great, no matter how small or large you are. For this, you first need to determine your body shape. If you have a pear shaped body, A-line dresses will be your best bet as they will enhance your top and cover your bottom. For an apple shaped body, V-shaped dresses, which are designed to draw attention to the bust area, will be appropriate. If you have an athletic figure, an ideal choice will be the one that softens your shoulders and adds volume to your bust line. Dresses with top part layered with ruffles, lace or other feminine designs are suggested. If you are blessed with an hourglass figure, go ahead and pick any style that flaunts your curves. You are bound to look great in it. Thus, the trick is to make sure that the evening dress accentuates your assets and hides your flaws.
The last but indisputably the most important consideration when selecting an evening dress is the level of comfort and confidence it gives you. If the dress is too restricting or you feel conscious and insecure in it, it is bound to show. And there are no styles to hide that. It is important to keep the occasion in mind while deciding the length. While formal occasions demand full length or knee length dresses, one can trim the hemline for informal events and parties.