Chiffon has a light, flowing appearance that can be elegant or playful, depending on its style and colour. Chiffon dresses are a popular choice for bridesmaids, formal parties, and even less formal events, such as a summer soiree. To find the most flattering style for your occasion and body type, you should consider some of the cuts available.
Flattering Styles of Chiffon Dresses
A-line dresses are flattering on a wide variety of body types. A chiffon A-line dress has a fitted bust with a skirt that flows loosely from the fitted waist. Long A-line chiffon dresses are often worn by groups of bridesmaids who may all be different body types. Knee length or short chiffon dresses have a slightly less formal look, which makes them perfect for any warm weather event that requires dressing up.
Flattering Plus Size Chiffon Dresses
A number of styles of chiffon dresses look stunning on plus size women. The chiffon swing dress is a beautiful example. It has a loose fit that flows from the bust and reaches knee length. There are long-sleeve styles of this dress in block colours or with patterns. There are also a variety of short-sleeve and sleeveless versions. Some feature lace or jewel embellishments at the neck for an elegant touch. ASOS Curve is a plus size range that offers flattering pleated chiffon dresses.
Choosing a Flattering Colour and Underwear
Chiffon dresses are often quite sheer, even if they have multiple layers. After choosing a colour that flatters your complexion, make sure that your underwear closely matches the colour of the dress. If you wear black underwear under a white chiffon dress, it may be visible. Another practical solution to the sheerness of chiffon is to wear a silk slip. These come in a wide variety of lengths and make chiffon less see-through.