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The Perfect Dress For Special Occasions

If you’re going to a party or many of them this season, you’re likely going to be shopping for a dress. One of the best ways to ensure that you pick the right party dress for you is to pay attention to colors that go well with your skin tone and cuts to go well with your body type. Color and cut are two of the most important aspects of a dress, and even if you find one that isn’t quite what you’re looking for, if these two aspects are correct you will look amazing. Below is a brief guide to show you how to pick the right dress for you. This can be helpful when you are shopping for your dress.

The Perfect Dress for Special Occasions

Finding the Perfect Cut

Finding the perfect but doesn’t have to be difficult. Some cuts look great on pretty much anyone. For instance, if you’re really at a loss while shopping, you can always go with an empire waist. The empire waist is flattering for almost every figure. Below is a brief guide based on body type for how you should select your cut.

Something to Cover Up

If you have something you’re trying to cover up, there are certain cuts that are right for you. For instance, if you are trying to cover up larger hips, a monochromatic empire waist dress is perfect. If you are trying to slim down your stomach, a fit and flare or, again, an empire waist dress will be great for you, as well. Anytime you’re trying to cover up some bumps here and there, you will want to avoid silk and satin. These materials will accentuate absolutely everything. Also, you want to avoid very tight dresses if there is something that you want to cover up. The fit and flare dress is very popular this season, and it looks good on almost everyone. If the traditional empire waist is not your style, try the fit and flare. Straight cuts are also a great idea if you’re trying to cover up your hips, as long as the dress is one solid color, preferably a dark color.

Something to Accentuate

If you wish you had a little more up top, then it might be advisable to get a spaghetti strap dress. The delicate nature of the spaghetti strap dress can help make you look graceful, and it will accentuate anything you do have on the upper half. Also, a high neck dress with long sleeves will also help accentuate a bust that isn’t quite as large as you want it to be. If you want to give yourself a little bit more of a bum, try a dress with a low cut back.

True Colors

In addition to finding the perfect cut, picking a color that best suits you and your skin tone is important. If you have very dark skin, go for the lighter colors. Anything you wear that is dark in color will make you fade into the backdrop. If you have very pale skin, however, avoid the light colors. White and yellow are particularly disastrous for those with very pale skin. If your skin tone is somewhere in the middle, you get to wear the bright colors, and you can do it without looking strange. Sometimes a bright colors look odd if you are very pale or have very dark skin, although most of the time blues, reds, and cool tones will be stunning. Those with medium skin tone look best in warm colors. In fact, just about any warm color you wear will make you look elegant.

Overall, cut and color are the most important things to consider when picking out a party dress. However, there are certain styles that you should never wear. For instance, if you ever see a dress with a net skirt, run. These dresses are only appropriate at the birthday party the seven year old girls. Also, strapless dresses rarely flatter anyone. Have fun picking out your party dress, and always make sure you pick something that suits your style. After you choose the cut and color that best suits your body type in skin tone, the rest is up to you. You may also want to take into consideration comfort. When trying on a dress, make sure you can sit and bend comfortably. If you can’t, it’s very likely that your night will end very uncomfortably or in a wardrobe malfunction. Anything that is mildly irritating about the dress you’re trying on in the dressing room will only be accentuated when you have to wear it for hours on end. A comfortable dress that compliment you and expresses your individual style and personality is a winner.

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Guest Post: Megan Barnes adores fashion. She greatly enjoys writing about flattering and beautiful looks on style blogs. 

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