How to Choose the Perfect Christmas Party Dress for Your Body Shape

It’s that time of year when party season is upon us, whether you have one or more occasions to go to, it can be stressful if you have nothing to wear. Most of us have a few occasion dresses lurking in the back of the wardrobe, but often they no longer fit, are outdated or you simply don’t really like it anymore!

For most of us it’s a rare opportunity to get glammed up, so you want to look good, feel confident and have a good time! Getting the shape of the dress right is key to finding the perfect fit and feeling comfortable in it. You want to find a dress that balances your body by accentuating it’s positives, flatters your natural shape and features.

To help you find your perfect shape dress, follow these simple guidelines. 

 
Little Mistress, £70

Little Mistress, £70

 

 

 

Heavier on the Bottom Half

If you carry your weight around your bum and thighs, a fit and flare shape or A-Line dress will skim and flow over your bottom half. Adding details on the top half will draw the attention upwards. Looks great teamed with a classic black heel and clutch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fuller in the Middle

Elongate your torso and draw attention away from your waist. The sparkle on the neckline of this navy blue dress creates attention above your bust, whilst the asymmetric hem creates interest below. Just enough sparkle to be festive and wear it through the year too.

Mint Velvet, £129

Mint Velvet, £129

 
Coast, £69

Coast, £69

 

 

 

No Curves

If you feel that you want to add curves to your silhouette, try a dress with patterns which move the eye around the body. The horizontal bands on this dress will create the illusion of varying widths, adding curves to your body. The classic lace will be timeless.

 
The Pretty Dress Company £149

The Pretty Dress Company £149

 

 

 

Defined Curves

You have a balanced top and bottom half and proportionately smaller waist. Follow the natural curves in your body, by choosing a dress that nips in at the waist. This forest green dress comes in a stretch velvet to fit your curves and comes in a number of different colours.

 
Monsoon, £109

Monsoon, £109

 

 

Wider on the Top Half

Draw attention down to your hips with shimmering fabrics and details on your bottom half. The pleats in this velvet dress will add volume to your hipline, balancing it with your shoulders. The beautiful teal blue of the dress will work well for most colourings.

I hope that helps! If you need any further help and guidance or simply don't have time to shop, check out my new online Special Occasion Fix service, handpicked head to toe outfits especially for you! 

Hayley x