For every prom girl, the shape and fit of a dress is the most important consideration. If you wear a plus size you're in luck ~ the selection has never been better. Designers have created a spectacular collection of plus size prom dresses and gowns to flatter your figure.
Gone are the days when a prom girl wearing a size fourteen and up was stuck with shapeless, unflattering styles. You've got curves ~ show off the ones you like and 'hide' the rest! Look for a plus size prom dress or gown that accentuates your best features and de-emphasizes any features you're not crazy about.
If you are a plus size prom girl you don't have to settle for out-dated, unflattering styles.
When you're considering which prom dress style is best for you, it's a good idea to go to your local dress shop and try on a number of plus size prom dresses or gowns in different shapes, colors and fabrics. Look in the mirror, closely looking at the front, side and back to see which dress shape suits you the best and, just as important, which prom dress feels comfortable. Be sure to wear shoes with the proper heel height when you try on dresses, so you can see exactly how the dress with drape on your body. Some dress shops will have shoes for you to wear, but you might take a pair with you just in case.
You will find that plus size prom dresses with a-line skirts are slimming and add height. If you like a full skirt, make sure it is a-line rather than straight with a slightly lower waist or corset-style bodice. The key to style enhancements such as ruffles, beading or feathers is to draw attention away from your flaws. Ruching is probably not a good choice for plus size girls, ruffles in moderation only.
If you are large-busted, be very selective about the neckline of your dress. Too much cleavage or not enough support for the bust will ruin the lines of any dress. A princess or straight neckline will be most flattering. Delicate tulle shawls make a wonerful accessory with many style prom gowns for a little added coverage. Choose solid colors or small prints over larger prints and multi-colors. Choose darker or stronger colors rather than light pastels.
Of course we all know black can be slimming, but be very selective when it comes to the style! All the same rules apply to black or dark color dressesnot too frilly, straight skirt lines and simple necklines will generally be most flattering. Above all, find a dress you absolutely love and feel comfrotable inyou deserve it!
No matter which style of prom dress you select, avoid chunky jewelry and shoes. While you might be able to carry larger sized jewelry pieces, you don't want your accessories to compete with your dress or add overall 'weight' to your look. You will find many plus size prom dresses and gowns don't really need any additional jewelry or accessories. The beautiful fabrics and details of these dresses needs no additional adornment.
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