Dress to Impress at the Christmas Work Do
Party season is well underway and amidst the festive cheer is panic and dread over what to wear to the office Christmas party. This annual event is a fashion minefield, with potential pitfalls at every turn, so selecting the perfect outfit can take considerable planning. You’ll find plenty of plus size dresses at www.curvissa.co.uk, but what styles and colours will best suit your shape?
If you, like most women, are narrow up top with wider hips then you are pear shaped. The best way to flatter your figure is to accentuate your slim waist and sexy shoulders whilst downplaying the hip and thigh area. This can be achieved with dresses that add detail and volume across the bust, as this helps to balance out your proportions. Pair an embellished top half with a skirt that flares over the hips, but avoid dresses that are detail heavy at the bottom.
The opposite of pear figures, V shaped ladies are typically broader across their shoulders and bust then they are at their hips. Whilst this can make you appear disproportionate, there are simple ways to balance out your body shape. Dresses that have a plain top half with added drama in the skirt are great for emphasising your lower half and gowns with just one strap will help to narrow the upper torso. Steer clear of straps that fall off the shoulder or sleeves that puff as these can make you appear top heavy.
Like their namesake, hourglass figures go in at the middle and out at the bottom and bust. This sexy shape can wear most styles, but will look great in dresses that wrap at the waist and flare from the hips. There are few designs that won’t compliment your coveted curves but empire lines and straight sheaths are best avoided, as is a busy bodice if you’re big busted or a tight skirt if you’re bottom heavy.
With a figure that goes straight up and down, lucky rectangular figures don’t need to hide so-called problem areas so can pull off a range of dress styles. However, you may wish to add a little curvature to your waist, which can be easily achieved with the right kind of clothes. Whilst a dropped waist and straight sheath style skirts can make you appear more boyish, dresses that cinch at the waist are great for creating curves. The 1950s’ fit and flare silhouette should look great on you and will add instant glamour to any office party.