Give the Illusion of Curves
Maxi dresses are one of the hottest trends leaving the fashion runways today. Every woman wants to be fashion forward in a long flowing dress. To feel comfortable and look your best, it is important to find a dress that complements your body shape. Women with athletic body shapes typically have broad shoulders and leaner legs and must create an hourglass silhouette.
How to Create an Hour Glass Silhouette
Give the illusion of curves by balancing your body. If you have a small chest and long neck, choose higher necklines. Ladies with a fuller bust line or shorter neck can never go wrong with V-necks U-necks or scoop necks. In general V or U-shaped necklines show more skin and soften your shoulders. You can accessorize your maxi dress by cinching the waist with a belt. Cinching will draw attention to your waistline and a skirt that is wide at the bottom will balance your athletic shoulders giving you an hour-glass shape.
A halter maxi dress with thick straps is perfect for those gals who want to emphasize their shoulders. Avoid thin straps and look for dresses with thick straps because they will be proportionate to your athletic body frame. As an alternative, forget about the straps. Go for a strapless maxi dress which will definitely show off your beautiful shoulders.
Every girl wants to have a slender silhouette. An A-line maxi dress is slimmer at the top and flares out toward the bottom, which gives the shape of the letter A. This dress shape will accentuate your thighs and hips by extending your torso. Maxi dresses that have more shape will bring out your curves.
Get fitted for the perfect bra to give your shape some curves. Choose fabrics that easily drape over a straight body frame and shoulders. Look feminine, stylish and feel confident wearing a maxi dress this fall!
a SF Bay Area fashion blogger
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