What Cocktail Dress Style Suits Best For Fat Ladies?


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Matthew Porter answered
There are many dresses out there to suit different shapes and sizes. The thing to remember is that everyone, even slim women, can be unhappy with at least one part of their body; someone might be proud of their toned stomach but a bit self-conscious about their ‘big bum’.

If you want a dress that can make you appear slimmer, opt for darker colours like black, navy blue and maroon etc. Which can cleverly disguise unflattering areas. However, if there are parts of your body that you particularly like, emphasize these by adding a dash of colour or patterns to attract attention and to divert from other ‘problem’ areas at the same time.

Always emphasize your waist by opting for a dress that nips in at the waist - a waist belt is also a good idea. By accentuating your midriff area, this will help to create an illusion of an hourglass figure that you didn’t know you had! Dresses can be flared out after the waist area to cover excess fat around the hips and bum.

Don’t be tempted to hide yourself under layers of baggy fabric as this can actually make you look frumpy and appear bigger. Find something that is well-fitted but not necessarily tight and uncomfortable to move in. Even though you may be confident about your body, try to avoid mini-length dresses that fall on the thigh. Instead, go for lengths that end mid-knee as this is the part where your leg is slimmer.

Other things to consider are prints, seams, stripes and v-necks. Swap large prints for smaller ones to make you look more delicate, go for vertical stripes instead of horizontal stripes to balance your body shape out and don’t be scared to try v-neck or plunging neckline dresses to complement your curvaceous assets!
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Anonymous answered
Empire waists. They cut off right below your breasts and flow away from the body, emphasizing both your breasts and the smallest part of your waist :). I would also go with short than longer- not really much above your knees though maybe 4-5 inches. Hope that helps!

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