How to choose that special Christmas party dress

Christmas PartyWith less then 4 months until Christmas Day, you’d be forgiven for not realising how quickly the festive season is creeping upon us all. In just over 3 months time you’ll be opening the first window of your advent calender, putting up the decorations in your house/office and going on mad shopping expeditions for your nearest and dearest Christmas gifts. But these aren’t the only things that make up the festive season for most people, what about the all important Christmas party.

For this part of the festivity it brings a lot of dread to the female population, with many ladies rifling through their wardrobes and most of them thinking the same question “What shall I wear”. The answer to this is never straightforward as it depends on a number of things such as the setting of the party as well as what will match with a certain pair of Shoes and Bag.

But there’s no need to panic just yet. A dress or should that be ‘the dress’ is the top choice for females to wear to pretty much any Christmas party. With most of us being in this position at some point in our lives, at least once, you have an idea what works and makes you feel special.

There’s a fantastic range of dresses available at the moment, and Aftershock London stock all of these. So take a look at our top tips when it comes to choosing that all important party dress to suit your shape.

Dresses For The Hour Glass Figure

Your Figure is:

Bust & hips almost the same size

Well defined waist

Full Bust

Shapely Legs

Go For A Dress With the Following Neckline & Bodice:

Strapless or off-the shoulder necklines are perfect for an hourglass shape. Bodices look great with your body shape as they will enhance your natural curves accentuating the waist and lifting your bust.

Go For A Dress With The Following Skirt:

As far as length goes stick to the same rule as when buying a skirt, remembering that if you are on the short side wear 3/4 length dresses or just below the knee to make you appear taller.

Dresses For The Apple Shaped Figure

Your Figure is:

Large Bust

Broad Shoulders

Narrow Hips

Lesser Defined Waist

Go For A Dress With the Following Neckline & Bodice:

Asymmetrical necklines – one shoulder designs. Avoid puff sleeves or voluminous tops. Avoid halter, heavily decorated, off-the shoulder and boat necklines. Go for strapless and scoop necklines that will work nicely to minimise broad shoulders as do soft, rounded necklines with a narrow bodice.

The most flattering neckline for a full bust is the V-neck or a Plunge neckline. Other necklines that will work well are square neck, wrap or portrait style.

Go For A Dress With The Following Skirt:

A fuller skirt will balance your fuller bust.

Dresses For The Pear Shaped Figure

Your Figure is:

Small Bust

Narrower Shoulders

Wider Hips & Thighs

Wider Bottom

Go For A Dress With the Following Neckline & Bodice:

A fitted halter or strapless silhouette which accents a trim upper body is very flattering. Avoid thin straps and boat necklines. Fitted tops such as a strapless corset-style bodice look best with this body shape especially in combination with an A-Line skirt. Try tops with some kind of embellishment to add a little volume to your bust-line. If you don’t want to go strapless think about a halter with a circular neckline.

Go For A Dress With the Following Skirt:

Fuller skirts will disguise heavy hips while showing off the waist.

Dresses For The Boy Shaped Figure

Your Figure is:

Small Bust

Narrower Shoulders

Undefined Waist

Narrow Hips

Go For A Dress With the Following Neckline & Bodice:

If you want to add more volume up top look for embellishments, ruffles or fullness at the bust. A great dress that automatically makes the chest area appear fuller are empire style dresses. Empire dresses are great for your figure as they aren’t usually clingy.

Go For A Dress With the Following Skirt:

Go for a dress with the correct skirt length as there is nothing worse than a floor length dress coming to your calves .. Maxi dresses are right on trend and would look great on your tall slim frame.

Before getting that feeling of dread and not knowing where to start when it comes to looking for a dress, go take a look at Aftershock London’s site. With a huge variety of beautifully eye catching dresses, there’s sure to be something that suits your shape and this can all be done in the comfort of your own home.

Don’t forget if you spot a nice dress from the site mentioned that you use an Aftershock discount code that we have on our site to save that extra bit which you’ll appreciate even more around christmas time.

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