Evening dresses create a glamorous look for a range of functions, from charity balls to elaborate parties. They are available many cuts and styles from long formal dresses with trains to short cocktail dresses. The top styles of evening dresses flatter a spectrum of body shapes.
Empire Line Evening Dresses
Empire line evening dresses flatter women with thicker waists and heavier bottom halves. They are cut to fit below the bust and drape smoothly, which helps to lengthen the body. These dresses draw the eye upwards, and some have a sweetheart neckline that enhances a larger bust. Empire dresses with embellishments at the waist draw attention to the midsection, whereas a plain dress provides a more slimming look. Chiffon evening dresses with an empire line and multiple layers have a soft, flowing appearance. Short empire line dresses with ruffled bottoms are fun and flirty.
Wrap Evening Dresses
Wrap evening dresses define the waist and tie at the sides. The fabric cascades from the waist, which balances the body's shape in a way that flatters curvy women. A block coloured wrap evening gown allows women to choose dazzling accessories, whereas patterned dresses require more subtle jewellery and footwear. To draw the eye upward, women should choose a wrap dress with a colourful pattern at the top, or wear a belt. Lace dresses make the wrap style even more feminine. Wrap evening dresses vary in length, but the most popular style reaches the mid-calf to highlight the legs.
Strapless and Halter Evening Dresses
Strapless and halter evening dresses flatter the upper body of women that wish to draw attention to their arms and bust. Halter dresses provide more support, whereas strapless dresses create the illusion of a larger bust. Silk strapless dresses move with the body and have a soft appearance. Satin evening dresses hug the body and accentuate the curves. Some strapless dresses have embellishments, such as sequins or rhinestones on the bodice. Dresses with ruffled layers at the bottom help to disguise a heavier lower half.