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A robe de cocktail a la francaise ? How to get it done !

A nice cocktail dress is one that you can wear out to a dinner date or to a semi-formal event, but wherever you wear it, it has to look good on your body. Cocktail dresses come in many styles and it is imperative that you find the one that best fits your shape. A cocktail dress that fits well creates an hourglass silhouette on your body and helps to evenly balance out your body’s proportions.

A hourglass silhouette gives the illusion of balance between your hips and your bust, with a waistline that looks as if it has been taken in to give shape to your body. No matter the shape of your body, a dress that fits it well and makes you look great will make you feel as good as you look.

There are five basic body shapes and you need to consider yours when picking out a cocktail dress.

Apple Shaped - Women with an apple shaped body have less defined waists and they may have a little more weight around their middles. Many women with this shape also have a fuller bust, and should probably go for a robe de cocktail rouge. The dress you select should give your body a streamlined look, so you should avoid dresses that are loose fitting or seem to have no shape.

Pear Shaped - A woman that has a bigger bust and smaller hips has a pear shaped body. You should consider a dress that draws the eye away from your hips and towards your best asset, your upper body. A halter neckline or strapless dress works well for women with this body type.

Athletic - Slender, athletic body shapes don’t have curves to hide as they appear to be straight up and down The dress you select should give you the illusion of curves by using an empire waist, ruffles at the top or a peplum dress works well too.

Upside Down Triangle - This shape features broader shoulders or a larger bust and smaller hips. You want the eye to be drawn to your waist or hips, not your upper body. Dresses with v-necks, sweetheart necklines or spaghetti straps work well with your body shape.

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