Plan Your Wardrobe

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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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Dressing Tips for different body types

Finding the perfect dress does not have to be a struggle if you know how to work with your body. The first and the most important step in finding an ideal dress is looking for the one that flatters your body shape and suites to your body type. Here, at FloraDress you will be able to figure out exactly what suits your body shape. So you can buy a dress that makes you look and feel fabulous on your memorable occasion. .

Look at some fashion tips and dos and don’ts for following body types, try to identify your body shape and find the most flattering fit for your prom night or any occasion.

If your shoulders and hips are pretty evenly balanced and your waist is defined, you are one of the luckiest girls who can wear anything.

Flaunt off your curvy figure with a form-fitting sheath dress. Be it plain or embellished, this type of dress will accentuate your body in all the right places. Wrap dresses with fitted waist will enhance the feminine look and you will look stunning in your prom. If you are little heavier on bottom and want to cover, go for A-line or ball gowns and you can achieve the look you desire for.

Shaped jackets or cropped styles are also a good option as they will keep the eye on middle. Add Fashionable belts, season’s colors in your look and go completely glam in your prom night.

Concentrate on what flatters, what are the latest styles of dresses. Need not worry about being trendy. Add up-to-date shoes, handbags and accessories for your special day.

Apple-shaped or inverted triangle bodies are larger on top and smaller below. Weight is carried around the middle, no defined waist or an undesired tummy but you can show case great legs and attractive prom dress by creating balance between a large bust and shoulders and thinner legs.

Girls with this shape often have a short neck and it is important to make the neck look longer by wearing tops with a v-neckline dressesEmpire gowns look best on this type of figure.  The high waist de-emphasizes your mid-section and lengthens your overall silhouette. A soft princess seamed dress, a strapless dress with corseted top will always work for your event

Empire lines and babydolls prom dresses take the attention away from the middle and give the looser fit. Try to create hourglass illusion by wearing full skirt or A-line dresses.

Dark and solid colors for tops look great for apple shapes because they create a more balanced look with their slimmer legs.  Play up nice cleavage with a peek.  Avoid full sleeves or puffy sleeves.

Tips for Pear Shaped Body

If you are heavy on bottom and hips are fuller or in other terms if your hips are wider than your shoulders and your thighs are round, you have a classic pear-shaped body.

These body type girls need to accentuate their positive assets like shoulders, arms and waist. A-line, ball gowns, empire dresses, strapless evening dresses will completely work for you. These dresses will draw the attention away from the heavy bottom and emphasis the top of your bodies. You can go for the dress that flows loosely over the body. Nice and delicate embellishment on neckline, detailing on waist are the great options for accentuating the upper half. Dark colors will camouflage your lower half.

For a better fit, pant waists should fall somewhere below the natural waistline.  A straight or slightly boot cut leg is the most flattering.

Shorts can be tricky, but for workouts and casual wear choose lightweight, loose-fitting shorts. Slimming side stripes on shorts can give the illusion of sleekness.

Try to avoid patterned or light-colored pants. Skip fussy details like big cargo pockets, ruching or excessive zippers around the hip area.

Tips for Big Busted and Broad Shoulders

If you are big busted, you wear cup C or larger. Wear those dresses which will accentuate your bottom half. Large busted girls need enough support while dancing for any prom event or any occasion. Ball gowns, A-line dresses are the good options.

Halter dresses will work for you as the halter can be adjusted according to the support you need. A good way to deflect attention from your chest is to wear a dress with details at the hemline. Go for strap dresses or a dress with corseted bodice with straps. Remember empire waist does not flatter a big bust.

If your shoulders are wide don’t try to hide them because if you are covering them they will look wider. Boat neck, puff sleeve, dolmen sleeves are big No-No. Avoid use of shoulder pads if possible.

Go for Halter prom dresses, V-neckline prom gowns they will pleasantly reveal your shoulders.