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What To Wear to A Christmas Party

What To Wear to A Christmas Party

Panic!! Yes that Christmas season party dress purchase makes you panic. What do you do? Well, inaction is not a choice as the longer you leave it the less choice...

will be available in your size. Take a deep breath and focus.

Firstly when you go shopping for the Christmas party dress it is likely you will be overwhelmed with choice and secondly you will be hesitant about which style suits you. Have a look in your wardrobe, what have you got? Is another black dress a good option? Find a style of dress that you own that isn't necessarily a party dress that you feel fantastic in. Use this style as your guidance. Ask yourself do you want strapless, short sleeves or long sleeves. Then you need to think cleavage, your waist and hips. What is your best feature?

A rough guide to body shape considerations for choosing your dress are:

  • Apple - A-line and tunic cuts will disguise the tummy area, let the dress end above your knee to show off your slim legs. Depending on tops of arms, go sleeveless or look for dresses with 3/4 length sleeves.
  • Hour glass - look to emphasise the waist, make sure you bust area is well supported and not to much on show. Ditto Apple shape advice regarding arms.
  • Pear - look for figure hugging dresses but ensure you create more drama with detail on the top half to add balance.
  • Rhubarb - choose strapless or short sleeved with well-cut waists to create curves and add femininity.

Have a list prepared of colour, cut and price range before you go to the shops. You can also order online but do so in plenty of time to try it one and send it back if necessary. When you are in the stores bite the bullet and select dresses you like and fit the list. Also you should select a few you would never normally choose and a couple of random ones - all part of the process. Why should you take a few risks? It helps to adjust your eye and gives you a benchmark of what you really like and you might surprise yourself with a wild card choice.

Try them all on. When you put a dress on you know immediately if it suits you or not as your body lets you know. If you like what you see you immediately start preening, putting your hands on you waist or hips and checking yourself out! The reverse is true if you don't like what you see - you stand still and look fed up! If the dress doesn't feel right take it off straightway and get the next one on. It really is a process of elimination and patience. If you trust yourself and allocate a good few hours to get just one dress you will choose the perfect one for you.

Ideally go shopping for the dress with a personal stylist or get advice from an online personal stylist. If not, go shopping on your own - don't necessarily listen to the shop assistants, listen to your intuition and trust your own judgement. The perfect dress for the Christmas party is the one you love.

Christmas Party Dress from Monsoon

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