In Search of the Perfect Dress for New Year’s Eve (Ring in the New Year in Style)
Pop goes the cork and the search is on for the perfect dress to ring in the New Year. Finding just the right party dress can be the perfect solution to holiday dressing. For the season ahead, you can’t go wrong with a “one-hit-wonder.”
When you need to make an impression, of course, you can’t go wrong with that all-time classic, the little black dress. But there are so many more options to choose from now appearing…hopefully…on sale somewhere near you or your fingertips.
However, before you enter that credit card number, here are a few tips on choosing the perfect holiday dress to flatter your figure’s best attributes.
Have a great neck and shoulders?
A wide V-backed dress could be a stunning alternative to those strapless or off-the-shoulder staples. Focusing the attention at the nape of your neck will have a major impact. Put long hair up to maximize your style advantage.
You’re one of the few who can get away with a simple shift. Create curves with a belt or seaming at the waist. A sleeveless dress that’s slightly cut away at the shoulder line will also strengthen your look. You can also get away with ruffles and frills, which are figure-killers on just about any body type.
A V-neck will balance your curves. Make sure there’s good support built in. You also need to keep the overall silhouette under control and avoid billowing fabrics.
A mini-length dress is not necessarily the most versatile party dress. A hem that hits your knee with a flippy little detail or a flowy fabric that plays when you move (such as chiffon) is way more seductive.
Choose a pleated, frilled, beaded, or corseted bodice that will define your top half.
Voluptuous curves with a waist?
A fit-and-flare or belted dress may be your best bet. Don’t be afraid to bare a shoulder. A wide V-neck that skims your collarbone is enough. And, if you want to disguise hips, too, keep the fabric fluid and the skirt silhouette soft.
Voluptuous curves and no waist?
A tailored A-line may be one of the most flattering shapes. Go for a length just below the knee to get as much height as possible. And, once again, drawing the eye up to an exposed shoulder is a great balancing trick. If you don’t want to bare a shoulder, a great piece of statement jewelry at the neckline (either a brooch or necklace) will work the best.
A figure-skimming A-line with a plunging neckline (doesn’t have to be too deep) will draw the eye up and give you good camouflage. Choose a fabric that moves. Anything too stiff will make you too uncomfortable.
And remember…finding the perfect holiday dress now means having a “one-hit-wonder” always ready to party at a moment’s notice.
Choose the perfect party dress for New Year’s Eve.
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