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A Guide To Plus-Size Evening Gown Shopping

September 1, 2019

A Guide To Plus-Size Evening Gown Shopping

September 1, 2019


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Buying an evening gown can be a challenge at the best of times, and for plus size girls, finding an outfit that looks right can seem like an impossible task. Many plus size girls make the mistake of trying to be something they are not, and the emphasis should be on complementing your strong points, rather than trying to alter your appearance, and with that in mind, here are a few important aspects to consider when shopping for an evening gown.

Choose Dark Colours – Plus size girls look nicer in darker colours, so make this the basis of your selection. A navy blue, for example, looks really great with sterling silver jewellery and an up hairdo, while black is also a wise choice, with a few white accessories. If you would like to browse a diverse range of plus size evening gowns, search online for a designer dress boutique, where you can view some stunning gowns that are very affordable.


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Avoid Large Prints – Prints can be attractive, but for a plus size girl, stick with small patterns if you really must go with any kind of patterned fabric. Large prints look disproportionate on a plus size girl, making you seem larger than you really are, especially so if you are short. Small patterned prints can break up the gown, and with the right accessories and a lot of self-confidence, you will have a fantastic evening.

Trust Your Inner Self – If you feel good while wearing a particular gown, you’re halfway there, and by making sure you have tight fitting undergarments, you can dance the night away without a care in the world. Looking good is all about feeling good, and after all, a social event is supposed to be a very enjoyable affair, not an ordeal.

Choosing The Right Cut For Your Physique – There are 3 main cuts when buying an evening gown, which are: 1) straight, 2) Empire and 3) A-line. The straight cut follows a line from the shoulders to the hem, and for a girl with big shoulders and a small hip measurement, the straight cut is ideal. Check out the stunning plus size long homecoming dresses and ball gowns you would love from an established online designer dress boutique, where you can find gowns of many styles at affordable prices. The Empire waist style is ideal for girls with a large bust, while the A-Line cut is right for ladies with a pear-shaped physique, as it flares gently from the waist.

If you are buying your gown from an online boutique, make sure you allow enough time to have the gown altered, as it is very rare that a dress will be an absolute perfect fit. A seamstress can work her magic and tailor the gown to be a perfect fit, so allow a few days for this, and she will definitely need at least one fitting.


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