Look 15 pounds Slimmer
Remember, the prom dress may be stunning on the hanger or the model. What you want is for it to look stunning on you, so you must choose the best prom dress for your body type. Here's how:
First determine your body measurements; do this with no clothes on the best accuracy. Use a cloth measuring tape, carefully measure your bustline, your waistline, and your hips at their widest point. Write these three numbers on a piece of paper.
Next determine your body type. If your bust, and hips are close in size and your waistline has very little indentation when you look at yourself in the mirror, you have what is called an H body type, straight up and down. Scroll down to see how you can add curviness to your body type.
If your waist the largest measurement, of the three, you have a round body type. Scroll down to find how to minimize the roundness your body type.
An A body type has a small bustline, average waist and larger hips. You can see tips on how to balance the bustline and hip measurements.
An hourglass body type will have large bustline, curvy hips, and a narrow waist. See how to make your figure look elegant and classy!
H Body Type Your job in finding the perfect dress is to accentuate the bust line or shoulder area as well finding a dress with draping around the hipline Princess seams, slip dresses, A-lines, and empire waists, bell, long-fitted or ruffled sleeves will help you accomplish this. Avoid strapless prom dresses.
Round Body Type Look for dresses that de-emphasize the middle, such as drop waist or no waist dresses. Accentuate your gorgeous legs and slender arms with shoes, hosiery or a long strand of pearls.
A Body Type: Your challenge is to emphasize the upper body as well as the waistline to balance the disproportion. Do this by wearing large dangly earrings or a dress with eye catching upper body details! Make sure your bodice details are full enough to accentuate the upper body
Hourglass Body Type Your body type is the most womanly; so you want to dress in a more modest way to avoid the tendency of looking tacky or trashy. Dressing your figure in a classic style, can look absolutely fabulous because you are already balanced in a super feminine way!
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Monochrome-a dress all in one color elongates the body, making you look slimmer.
Dark muted colors make you look thinner. Not everyone should wear black, so think shimmery deep gray, silver, wine, raisin, burgundy, forest green, russet, midnight blue, golden brown, cocoa, cranberry, eggplant. Try our free color analysis!
Neutral colors, black, silver, gray, beige, taupe, gold, will make you appear taller and more slender.
Long straight skirts or prom dresses - be sure the skirt is not too tight around your behind!
Vertical lines in fabric or pattern. Overall effect is up/down
Materials that skim along the contour of your body, not clingy.
Slight empire waist makes your lower body look longer.
Matching shoes - or shoes that are the same tone as your dress
Heels-give the illusion of length to the leg
Hosiery that is as dark as the dress and shoes=one long l i n e
Long necklace-or no necklace at all will make the neck look longer and slimmer
Low cut dress makes the neckline appear longer- too low is trashy, be cautious.
Hair that is pulled back or swept up off the neck, updo!
Slim long, simple sleeves or
Fabrics that drape and move with the body, think: soft, fluid, graceful movement
15 Things to avoid
Two tone dresses-one color up top and one color down below cuts the sleek line in half
Belts and frilliness at the widest part of your torso
Bright or pastel colors in the dress. Clear, pure colors like red, blue, yellow, orange, green, purple tend to add pounds. Use these colors in your accessories, like shawl, earrings, barrettes, glitter in the hair. Sparkles or sequins on the dress are ok as long as it doesn't cover the entire body.
Horizontal lines in the cut or the fabric.
Fabrics that cling or are too tight, makes you look chubby
Fluffy, flouncy, ruffly gathered skirts, add pounds
Contrasting shoes-if your shoes are lighter or darker than your dress add 5 pounds.
Chunky shoes - make the legs look chunky, too
Light colored hosiery, breaks the line from prom dress to shoe
Busyness at the neckline, like big jewelry or ruffles
Hair hanging down over the neck breaks up the sleekness of the neck Think updo!
Stiff or bulky fabric
Shiny material like satin, all-over sequins taffeta, metallics-save metallics for accessories.
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