Whether it’s the office party, a family get-together or something very formal like a swanky friend’s cocktail party, you’re going to need a new dress. Party dresses are fun dresses and wearing a new dress is fun, so don’t fuss about buying one. Relax and enjoy yourself while you figure out your outfit.
It’s a lot easier these days to shop for cheap plus size party dresses. Even designer plus size party dresses aren’t so hard to find.
The fit of a dress is more important than the color when it comes to making it look great. Get a dress that’s too tight and you’ll only show off your lumpy bits. Get one that’s too loose in the wrong places and you’ll look as if you’re hiding inside it.
For the best results, women should always choose their clothes according to their body shape, and this goes double for those buying plus size dresses.
A great silhouette in cute plus size party dresses for women is the A-line. Another good choice is the empire waist. An empire line is narrowest above your waist and helps to conceal it and your hips as well. Wear a light slip if your dress is clingy, don’t just hope for the best.
Plus size party dresses with sleeves might be your best choice if you aren’t too keen on displaying your upper arms. Sheer nylon sleeves always look like the wearer is dressed for a party.
If possible, buy to match the shoes and accessories you already have. As you get more confident with being a party girl, you’ll develop your own genre and buy items that fit your style with confidence.
Speaking of shoes, think about your feet before you choose your shoes. Are they really suitable for the kind of party you have in mind? What will you be doing at the party? Will you stand or sit most of the time? Will you dance or have to walk some distance?
You can get trendy plus size party dresses cheaply but you have to search them out. Spend a little time on the hunt, don’t try to buy your dress the day before the party. When I say buy before the party, I mean a few months before the party. Before you even get the invitation!
It helps to be prepared and buying a dress at the end of season sales will not only save you a fortune, you’ll be all ready to go when the season rolls around again. Don’t worry about being out of fashion, most seasonal styles carry on for a few years. Some styles, the true classics, carry on forever.
At least buy off-season if you’re replenishing your wardrobe. Don’t feel obliged to wear new clothes the day you get them. Don’t even show them all to your friends, surprise them now and again.
It’s dressing up time, so go in like a bombshell, turn heads like you’re in Old Hollywood then leave them talking about you when you’ve gone! You ain’t there to take notes, you’re there to make new friends and wow your old ones.
When photographs are taken, don’t make duck faces at the camera. Those pictures might not look so good the next day!