Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) December 15, 2013
One of the top online retailers in women’s fashion, Abby Dresses, is pleased to unveil some of the most useful tips that a woman could possibly have when shopping for a party dress.
Be it a designer dress from Dress Barn, or a cheap dress from Ross Dress for Less, or a prom dress from Forever 21, it is important for women to take note of what flatters their body and what does not. Although a pink prom dress may look pretty on the rack, it may not look very good once it has been put on. The same can be said for bridesmaids dresses, cocktail dresses, modest dresses and almost everything else.
The key to shopping for the perfect dress is knowing one’s body type and finding something that will flatter it. Things like color, material, cut and length all come into play when sourcing for a party dress that looks good. Whether one is shopping online at Simply Dresses or Abby Dresses, or hitting the stores to try on the clothes, shopping for a dress that fits well is very important.
Shoppers should keep these shopping tips in mind when looking for sweet 16 dresses, prom dresses, designer dresses, or any type of party dresses. This rule of thumb should also be applied to bridesmaid dresses and modest dresses. Here are some shopping tips based on the general types of body shapes.
1. Apple Shaped
Women with an apple shape tend to carry most of their weight around their waist and torso. Dresses that are perfect for women with this shape should have a loose top that is not too figure hugging. As an alternative, wrap party dresses and cocktail dresses that feature rucked material and style also work very well. This is because wrap dresses cling onto the body whilst covering up unsightly bits. Dresses with ruched material do the same thing. Although modest dresses are also a good idea, it is better to opt for something that shows off one’s legs to keep things light and eye-catching.
2. Pear Shaped
Pear shaped women are typically bottom heavy. It is advisable for women with this body shape to opt for a dress that shimmies and flows over the bottom half as opposed to something figure hugging. A cocktail dress with a natural waistline will work wonders on this type of body type as the cut will cinch the waist, making the wearer look slim and svelte.
3. Petite Shaped
Women who are petite may boast a stellar body but not the height to go with it. So although most dresses will look great on petite women, long hems may leave them looking like they are swimming in their dress. Petite women should opt for short cocktail dresses instead of long ones.
4. Boyish Shaped
Women with this body shape are usually tall, thin and lean. Prom dresses that feature a drop-waist cut are perfect for women with this body shape. Whether one is shopping for a pink prom dress or a black prom dress or any type of dress for that matter, choose a short dress with an asymmetrical design as it will draw attention to all parts of the body, particularly the legs.
5. Hourglass Shaped
Women with this shape are truly blessed as they are able to pull off most dresses. From bridesmaid dresses to designer dresses to cheap dresses, women with an hourglass figure should opt for something figure hugging to accentuate their curves. Party dresses that boast a V-neckline are a great option to bring attention to the upper body.
For a complete list of all the dresses on sale such as formal dresses, evening dresses, little black dresses, club dresses, semi formal dresses, plus size dresses and many more at Abby Dresses, contact the styleexperts(at)abbydresses(dot)com or call 1-877-913-6539.