One look that's getting a lot of attention these days is the short evening dress. They work for the vast majority of functions, other than the extremely formal, and offer something a little different. But how do you choose one? It's important to end up with a short evening dress that flatters your body type, doesn't look or feel awkward and uncomfortable, and is appropriate for the event you're attending. Let's take a look at a few of your options, and how to choose the right dress for you.
We all know you can't go wrong with a little black dress, but it has to be the right little black dress. Short evening dresses can be classy, or way over the top, depending on how they're worn. Don't go super short in most cases, and remember how much you're revealing. In many cases, a mini-dress shouldn't show too much cleavage - it all seems like too much. Accentuate your assets, but don't put them on a platter!
Body type will affect the short evening dress you choose, as well. Very slender women will find that a tight or clinging evening dress works well for them. However, women who have even a small amount of body fat won't find this style as flattering. Something less clinging, or a dress that clings only where you want it to, will do your figure more favors.
Tailored gowns are a good choice for plus sized women, since they make the most of your figure pluses without highlighting your minuses. Take the time to try on multiple different choices, and remember that you can always have your short evening dress altered. A good fit is an important consideration!
How about color? There are more choices on the market than black, though black is a wonderful all purpose choice. When choosing color and pattern, think about your own skin coloration. Very pale women often have trouble with yellows, while women with dark skin do very well in strong warm tones. Think about what areas of the dress will be against your skin and how they'll affect the way you look. No one wants to buy a beautiful gown that makes them look sickly and unhealthy, after all.
Fashion is important, as well. Most of us won't be wearing our short evening dresses frequently, so we'll want them to last a while. Remember to choose patterns and fabrics that will stay in style, even after the current fads are over. Classic styling is more likely to be a hit for many years to come. While the latest fashion might be attractive, it'll date itself quickly. To keep from having to buy all over again in a few years, choose carefully.
It's not really all that hard to get a great short evening dress. Just take the time to think about who you are, what you look like, and what flatters you. Pick a gown that's versatile and classic in appearance, and one that'll work for many different functions. Don't overdo it, and get a second opinion if you aren't sure about anything. The result will be a dress that looks great, feels good on you and won't make you stick out while you have a great time.