Plus Size Cocktail Dresses
If you need a cocktail dress for that special event, but are afraid you aren't going to find one that compliments your body shape, you aren't alone. There are a lot of women who experience stress when it comes time to buy a dress, because of a little extra weight they are holding on to. But this kind of shopping doesn't have to be stressful. Arm yourself with the knowledge you need so you can shop with confidence.
1. First, you need to know the look you want. Fashionable clothes are made in all sizes. Just because you are a little larger, don't think you can't find pieces that are stylish. Look through current magazines at the fashion trends. This season, retro Hollywood chic is in.
2. Do you need shape wear? Some women like to use undergarments that have some support and help to tuck that tummy when you wear it, if you are going to use these items, you need to have them on when you go shopping.
3. Know what will work on you. When you see something that a waif is wearing and wish you could wear that too, that doesn't mean you should try it on. Different clothing is made for different people and body types. Usually you can look at something and know it will not be as flattering on you as it may be on someone else. Save your time and frustration by moving on to another style.
4. When you do find articles of clothing that you think may work, try them on. A lot of people like to guess that something will fit. There is no way to know for sure other than to put it on your body. Once it is on take some time to really look at yourself in the mirror. Look specifically at the areas on your body that you know are the trouble spots and see if the dress is flattering.
Tip: One of the best dresses you can get is the proverbial 'little black dress'. Black is a flattering color for plus sized women and a little black plus sized cocktail dress can be worn to almost anything. Just dress it up with some jewelry and you're ready to go.