You’re jumping with excitement because of that Homecoming invitation, but the cold, hard truth dawns on you: YOU HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR! Shopping for the perfect homecoming dress can sometimes be daunting, especially if you have a barely perfect figure. Arm yourself with the following knowledge on choosing an evening dress for your body type:
If you’re petite, stay away from those long ball gowns with full skirts. You don’t want to be overpowered by the dress. Look instead for a shorter dress which will show off your legs. Pair it off with stilettos for extra height.
On pear-shaped bodies, a dress with a fitted bodice and an A-line skirt helps minimize the size of the hips. A wide, metallic belt will help emphasize your small waist.
If you have a wide torso, you have an apple-shaped body, and should go for homecoming dresses with empire waists. This will take the focus away from your upper body.
What will look good on all body types is the classic wrap dress, which DressFirst has a lot to offer. It gives the illusion of a tiny waist, tapers the hips and emphasizes the bust.
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