Determining your body shapeis quite crucial in finding the perfect evening gown.
Evening gowns are available in many designs such as halter, blackless, strapless but by knowing the shape of your body you'll know what gown styles will flatter your body figure.
For example, if you're very self-conscious about your wide shoulders, you may want to find something that will slim them down and perhaps add more volume to your hips and thighs to balance out your body shape.
Are you petite (5'4" or shorter)?
The thing about long dresses is that they tend to swallow up petite women. If you are Peite you should opt for long slim dresses that sit close to the body especially around the hips and waist area to define the torso for a pulled together feminine look
Select the right colors
Another important step when scouring for that perfect formal evening gown, is picking the right color for your complexion. The wrong colors can hurt your appearance, making you look pale and drab.
Like for example, not all reds flatter everyone. Blue-toned reds such as burgundy looks better on cool-toned women compared to warm complexions. Tomato red looks stunning on golden/peachy complexions with dark or warm golden hair.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so you should look just as wonderful yourself. Finding the perfect dress for the holidays can be tricky, so it’s important to know which dress styles and colors are on trend. Before you go out to purchase a traditional holiday cocktail dress, make sure to check out these long holiday dress trends of 2017!