Dressing up a dress can be tricky, especially if you’re not a fan of traditional draping or strapless designs.
So what can you do?
Here are some tips for dressing up your dress for your next event.
First, you might want to check with your tailor to make sure it’s going to fit your body.
That’s because some styles can require a larger fit.
You can even have a dress hemmed, so the length of the dress is shorter than your waist.
But don’t let that deter you: The longer you go with your dress, the more comfortable it’ll be.
“The best way to dress for a party is to go with the style,” says Laura McArthur, a designer at American Apparel.
If you’re a fan, wear your favorite casual shirt and tie.
It’ll look flattering and keep your shoulders in place.
If your party is more formal, add a few layers of jewelry.
Dress in a way that keeps your curves in check.
The right kind of accessories will help you blend in, McArthur says.
If, like me, you’re looking for a more formal dress, there are some outfits that’ll work.
“For formal occasions, you’ll want to wear a dress that’s flattering to the body,” McArthur explains.
“But if you want to be more formal for a wedding or graduation, you can wear a skirt that’s more flattering to your hips, which will help keep your curves and your figure in place.”
If you can’t decide between formal and casual, look for an option that’s also casual.
“If you’re in a cocktail party, you don’t need to wear the same dress every night,” McArthsons says.
“You can have a cocktail dress, but if you have a formal dress or a casual dress, you have to decide if it’s appropriate for the occasion.
Whether it’s a dress or something simple like a skirt, I think it’s important to be able to wear it.”