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Isn’t it really exciting to dream about what we don’t have? The idea of owning something that we have longed since so many days is thrilling indeed. When the dream comes true there is not limit to the joy.

Here we are talking about the most ideal figure that you can have and that is- hourglass figure! Not every girl can have it. But at the same time almost every girl can achieve it! And if you have achieved this dream shape, the corset dresses and corset gowns are there to enhance your beauty and femininity. These magical corset gowns embrace all the curves of the body and show them off simply to make you feel like a diva. Corset dresses are like those magical sticks which have the power to flatter any figure. Continue reading …

When it comes to choosing a perfect fitting and good looking dress for a girl it may take her ages to decide which one to wear and which not! Isnt it true? And when it is a case with a Plus size woman the task becomes much more difficult. Indeed being in a plus size shape has its own drawbacks which may confuse you which dress selection. But here we are – FloraDress Fashion Experts to help you out! We have some wonderful tips for you which will guide you to select a perfect fitting dress for your plus size body. Excited really?  Read on then…

When we go for shopping for a dress, we usually see the style, colors, cuts and fabric of the dress. There are times when we forget to pay attention to the necklines. Isn’t it that we do not realize the importance of a perfect neckline that enhances the beauty of a dress? Neckline is one of the most distinguishing features of clothing and very important factor to look great in any dress. It is important that you look for the right styles of necklines that will not only emphasize your best assets but will also hide your problem areas. Necklines are available in many shapes and array of curves and angels. A flattering neckline can create an illusion, emphasize your best features, hide not only your body flaws but facial structures as well and make you appear great in your dream dress. Here I am describing few popular necklines and its importance and effects with your body type and facial structure.

Scoop Neck

Scoop Neck

Scoop Neck:

Scoop neck is shaped like a U shape, usually low cut line and little drop from normal necklines.

The Most suitable for

Facial structure: If you have a wide face structure, this neckline will suit you. It also makes a short neck appear longer.

Body Shape: Scoop neck dresses flatter most of the women; especially complement very nicely pear shaped girls as the neck draws the attention towards the upper body. Scoop style also work for hourglass ladies. Women with small bust can get the illusion of a larger chest by wearing scoop neck style dresses or tops.

This neckline should be avoided by flat chested women.

V-Neck

V-Neck

V-neck

As its name implies – the neckline has two line and form a ‘V’ shape at centre front. The neck depth depends totally upon wearer and her choice.

The most suitable for

Facial structure: Those women who have wide jaws or square-shaped facial structures, it is good if they wear v- neckline dresses. This is also look great women with round faces. Long face women should avoid this neckline.

Body Shape: The most flattering neckline for any body type, if you are apple shape or have heavy mid section, V- shaped Basque will help to minimize and create the illusion of a smaller midsection and make you appear taller and leaner.

If you have medium-sized chest and you want to show some cleavage then this is the ideal style for you. This neckline is also great for the women who have broad shoulders or short neck; its V shape makes the shoulder appearance narrow by drawing the eye attention to centre.

If you have small bust, you can avoid this neckline as it will emphasize on your chest area.

Jewel Neck

Jewel Neck

Jewel Neck

Commonly used for T-shirts and closely look like crew neck, jewel neckline is fitted and a plain, slightly rounded collarless neckline and often touches the base of the neck.

The most suitable for

Facial Structure: If you have a double chin, don’t go for dresses that have a jewel neckline as it only draws attention to double chin, which you definitely do not want

Body Types: It is flattering style for flat chested women. It creates a bustier image for small chested women.

Jewel neck should be avoided by women who have short necks as this neck style will make them appear shorter. Ladies with large breasts should also not try as it will over emphasize your bust area.

Bateau Neck

Bateau Neck

Bateau Neck

Sometimes known as a Sabrina neck, the horizontal line of this neck passes from shoulder to shoulder.

The most suitable for

Facial structure: Women with long faces are advised to wear this kind of necklines. It will help cut the length of the facial structure. Boat neck is not flattering for the women who have square-shaped facial structures or wide jaws.

Body Types

Looks good on pear shaped women as it creates a balance with their wide hips. This neck style also flatters the women who have narrow shoulders by making them wider. Also suits to women who have thin and long neck by making them shorter.

Apple shaped women should avoid boat neckline dresses as it will make your naturally broad shoulders appear wider and throw off your balance.

Turtle Neck

Turtle Neck

Turtle Neck

This tight fitting, high collar is very contemporary style and can be don with sweaters or can also be worn alone.

The most suitable for

Facial Structure: This looks great on oval shaped and long face structures but not a good option for round shaped or double chin ladies as it tends to make them look heavier.

Body Types

Women with short torso look great on turtle neck as it lengthens the torso and makes you appear taller.

A high neckline will hide any upper body definition. If you have large breasts, don’t go for this style. If you are heavy on bottom, avoid turtle neck as it will narrow your shoulders and make your hips and waist appear larger. Short necked women should also avoid this neckline.

Proper dressing accentuates your attributes, features, helps to minimize your flaws and gives you a great appearance. It is important to form a personal style statement that enhances your figure and individuality. If you are flat chested or have small bust and shopping for a dress, you will definitely think of the styles and patterns which will flatter your figure. Here I am giving some tips and tricks to maximize your chest by selecting right kind of dressing, proper color and fabric ideas.

Selection of Dress. Learn to create illusion of large breasts with your selection of dress. Ruched bodice, softly gathered bodice will enhance the look of your bustline. Subtle and soft ruffles, embellishments add volume to a small bust, added fabric also give fuller chest appearance. Strapless style also looks great on flat chested women’s.

Use fashion Detailing in Dress. Details around the bust area like pocket, buttons, and patterns are some features to keep in mind for small chest women when they go for shopping. Collars, wide lapels draw attention towards the face and look great.

Create Illusion. One more useful way to create illusion and focusing attention away from your bust line is wearing Empire Dresses. It is an excellent idea to try Empire Dresses as it may draw attention to your other body parts. The shape of the dress makes you appear larger, no matter how big or flat you are. Empire Dresses are specially designed in such a way that a waistline is raised above the natural waistline, at times as high as right below the bust. These dresses are good to camouflage and create an illusion. Empire dresses with straps, long gowns with spaghetti straps give best illusive effect towards the top of the body.

Choose Proper Necklines. As it is the most important feature of the dress to make you look as you want, gathered neckline, asymmetrical necklines, bateau necklines are some of good options for you. Cowl neckline also looks good as it will give folds across front bodice. Avoid V- necklines, scoop necklines or very low cut necklines.

Use Patterned Tops. Patterned shirts, horizontal lines, graffiti patterned especially right across the breast area are a great way to create illusion of bigger breasts.

Suitable Brassiere. A Bra is an essential article and does a lot for your bustline. If you don’t pick the right bra, you won’t get the desired look, padded bras, push up bras will definitely flatter your bust line. Choose the dresses and tops that are already made with inner cups to get a rounder look.

Appropriate Fabric. Fabric plays an important role to enhance your appearance, for flat chested women – A soft, light to medium weight fabric with good draping quality will look great. Fabric like satin, jersey, cotton will work.

I know every girl wants to have toned and fuller chest but accept what you have, just be what you are. There are quite a number of females out there who are successful in their careers and life with the natural assets. Clare Danes, Kate Hudson, Keira Knightly are some example of flat chested actresses and they are proud of what they are ….aren’t they?

Fashion is for everyone, whether it’s plus size or any body type. Almost every plus size women want to hide few things in her body rather accentuates her best features. With a little careful planning, you can create an illusion and can look fabulous whatever the occasion – regardless of your dress size. Learning to embrace your curves and accentuating your best features should be relatively easy. Depending on what you like about yourself will let you know what you should show off. Here are some basic clothing tips for helping dressing your best…

Plus size long evening gown

Plus size long evening gown

  • Without loosing weight, proper dressing will make you look slimmer. Keep one thing in mind the fitting of dress. Wear clothes that fit. From underwear to accessories, the rule is to wear what fits.
  • Don’t wear extra loose or baggy clothes. They might be comfortable, but they make you look like you’re hiding something, which you are.
  • Pick the right cut of clothing for your body type. Some cuts are made for different frames so make sure you try it on and see how it looks before purchasing it and wearing it out on the town.
  • Patterns can make you appear larger, choose solids as they will help you to look slimmer. If you do like patterns, avoid big, bold, bright patterns small prints, plaids, checks go well. Horizontal stripes also make you appear larger and it is true, so try to avoid them.
  • When choosing a skirt, always keep the length in your mind. Choose a skirt with a comfortable waist that gradually widens as the skirt gets longer. This will minimize your curves. Monochromatic skirts and tops of subtly different textures make you look taller and thinner.
  • Minimize your largest feature. Tops under a proper supportive bra will minimize large breasts,  designs with some nice detailing will draw attention,longer-length tops will minimize large hips, high heels for shorter women and many more.
Plan Your Wardrobe

Plan Your Wardrobe : image curtsey -getty images

Probably every woman love shopping and desire for getting new dress when she needs to attend some special parties or functions. But if your wardrobe is packed with lots of dresses, dozen of trousers, jeans, you will get confused and unable to decide what to wear.

It happens with most of the women. Having a wardrobe that works for you is something that so many women need. To plan a wardrobe we must ask some questions to ourselves

  • What sort of lifestyle do we have?
  • Do we wear more formals than casuals?
  • Do we have many occasions to wear evening dresses?
  • Do we have the dresses according to our body types?
  • How many dresses we want for daily work?
  • Do we have such outfit which we can mix n match?

Answers of these questions will help you to decorate your wardrobe according to your choice and importance. First of all identify basic garments for your lifestyle from among the items you keep. A black skirt, a black dress and white blouse are always good to have in your wardrobe.

Decide what types of woman’s  clothes you need and how many hours a day or week you spend in them. Careful planning of our wardrobe gives us lots of new ideas to dress up such as mix and match of different garment will make our appearance more interesting and new. Basic garments such as skirts, tops, trousers, tunics, jackets can be changed round to give totally different look. If you had to wear dark suits to work most of your life, try some dresses in light colors.

Accessories can be worn with basic garments to introduce other ideas .Style is an important factor which enables us to make the most of our figure type. In considering style, fabric plays a vital role. See to it you have dresses with few different fabrics which suits to your body type. Large figure types must avoid bulky fabric which will add to size. Color palate is also taken in account as it this will be noticed first.

Remember that being stylish or fashionable doesn’t mean blindly following all the latest fashion trends even if it may not necessarily suit you or not required.

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If your height is less than 5’4”, you come in petite category. There is one misconception that petite means small but petite term refers to height, neither weight nor your body shape – be it a pear, apple, slender or plus. For a petite lady, it’s difficult to buy a perfect dress that shows off her curves. Here FloraDress is mentioning some tips and tricks to guide you while you go for shopping.

  • Choose a dress that elongates your body type. If you have large bust and a small waist, go for delicate strap dress or strapless dress with proper fitting, but before wearing strapless dress see to it has proper bra cup support otherwise go for spaghetti dresses. Don’t choose halter neckline dresses as they will enhance upper body.
  • Always try to accentuate your curves,Pick the dress which flaunt off your biggest assets and not draw the attention to your height. Choose the dress that lengthens your torso. Look for an A-line dress, spaghetti straps, scooped or off the shoulder necklines. Avoid a gown that is too straight or too full as you will disappear in it. A V neck that draws the eye in a vertical line will lengthen the torso.
  • If you have a short waistline, empire style dresses and dresses with belts in different colors make you look short. If you have long waistline, a fluid short dress with empire style will look great on you. You can also show off your long legs and you will look tall.
  • Sometimes petite ladies pick the dresses which show off lots of skin like legs and bust. They feel that it will make them look taller. In fact, it doesn’t! If experts opinion is to be trusted, a dress that flaunts off too much legs and bust at the same time should be avoided in such case. Give them a big NO-NO.
  • Avoid wearing drop waist dress, it won’t elongate your body and make you look short. Try to avoid too many gathers and too many layers dresses while shopping.
  • Don’t go for the dresses with multiple vertical lines or mixing two garments with lines pattern.
  • Shirt length should not be longer than mid thigh and don’t choose drastic color combination for trousers and shirts as colors matter a lot.
  • Probably every petite woman knows that wearing dark colors can make them look taller and if they have plus size frame also it’s a good option. But apart from this, wearing separates in same family such as beige, brown can make petite women look sleek.
  • Last but not the least – Whenever you go for shopping always keep in mind that more fitted the look, the more flattering it will be and any figure flaws can be covered by using the right piece of clothing. So dear petites whatever you wear, wear with confidence and smile.

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