Prom dresses – dress to suit your shape
Mon 21 Jun 2010
A pretty prom dress is the obvious choice for a big night out or an important party, but which style do you choose to best suit your shape? Follow our style guide to find your perfect party dress.
If you're slender with a small bust and narrow hips, take a tip from Kristen Stewart's book and create a more feminine shape with texture and volume. Try our low back lace prom dress with netted skirt - now just £30 - or the Eighties-style bow-skirt dress with structured skirt.
For support for larger busts, choose a dress with straps, as well as a plunging neckline or bustier style to show off your assets. Go for the embellished strap babydoll dress with gorgeous gathered bust detail, or the embellished harness dress with structured bustier cups.
To cover those lumps and bumps, try chiffon numbers that will fall flatteringly over problem areas. The VIP wire-frill hem dress will draw attention away from your tummy to the structured skirt detail, while the light material of the jewelled gathered bust dress floats flatteringly from the beaded band down over your midriff.
If you're pear shaped, make the most of your feminine curves by creating smooth lines over your lower half with block-coloured tulip-style skirts such as the beaded pleat skirt dress or strapless jewelled pocket dress. Or accentuate your womanly shape with a dress that nips in at the waist, such as the one-shoulder Grecian dress with waist band.