If you have a plus-size body type, you may be worrying about finding the ideal dress for your prom. But, fear not! There are so many beautiful shapes, styles, and cuts available these days that you are bound to feel spoiled for choice. For instance, if your hips are larger than your bust and you have a well-defined waist, you will want to flaunt your beautiful waist since it is your best asset.
Below, we discuss different plus-size body shapes and how to find the perfect dress style for prom.
The Pear Shape Body
When it comes to dressing a pear shape body, the idea is to add volume to your upper body and place greater emphasis on your beautiful waist while drawing attention away from the lower body. This helps to create a more balanced look. It’s worth remembering that if you decide on a dress that is fitted on your hips, you will likely need to get a size larger than usual and then alter the bust and waist. Choose dresses with free-flowing bottom portions that will help to camouflage the lower body, particularly if you would like to draw attention to your slender torso.
Pick long evening gowns and A-line prom dresses that have empire waists flowing down into a dramatic skirt. As for your neckline, pick a look that will showcase your arms and shoulders, such as a halter or strapless dress. Do your best to avoid full, poofy skirts, extra-short hemlines, oversized and shapeless styles, fitted skirts, and fabrics that hug your curves. Take a look at our prom dress 2017 selection at Peaches Boutique for some great ideas.
Apple Shaped Figures
If you are a plus-size girl with an apple shape body, opt for dresses that will draw attention away from the mid-section and instead highlight other toned areas such as your legs, arms, or shoulders. If you are an apple shape, you will look sensation in baby-doll type dresses that are either long or short. The idea is to keep your mid-section flowing freely without tightening it with an overly-fitted or tailored dress. You may want to consider styles such as a popover dress with a side slit, a basket weave bodice, or even a floral popover dress.
Large Bust Figures
The most ideal dress for girls with a larger bust are those that have a bodice with additional support. The best look for this shape are dresses that have wider shoulder straps that will support your bra and mask undergarments at the same time. Another perfect option are one-shoulder dresses, especially when you combine them with a matching one-shoulder bra. You should try to avoid dresses that have spaghetti straps and any dresses that have very high necklines as these will make your bust look even bigger. Try a dress with a flowing high-low silhouette or an A-line gown that will help make your torso look smaller while drawing attention to your dramatic bottom portion.
These are just some ideas for plus size body shapes, but rest assured there are tons of beautiful prom dress styles available for your body type.