Wearing clothes that flatter and enhance your figure is the best way to ensure you feel incredible in everything you wear. Don’t hide your shape away, make the most of it! We’ve selected a line-up of amazing styles from Evans’ gorgeous range of Occasion Dresses and put them together for a definitive guide on the best Christmas party dresses for your shape.
For pear shapes, it’s all about drawing the eye upwards, focusing on your narrow shoulders and trim, defined waist. Detailing such as embellishment, texture or print around the shoulders and bodice will balance out your shape, adding volume to make the bust appear fuller. The Evans Black Lace Panel Dress ticks all these boxes! The fit and flare shape tapers at the waist and then kicks out, skimming over, rather than clinging to, the hips and upper thighs. This, along with the sheer lace neckline, draws attention to your best features; that small waist and slim upper body.
Pear with (see what we did there?) Gold Glitter gel nail polish for a fabulously festive feel.
Apple shapes tend to have a wider, less defined waistline, so opt for a style that sits higher up, just below the bust. This way, the smallest part of your silhouette is the main feature, and the skirt gently drapes over your waist and hips, creating the illusion of curves and making it the perfect occasion dress. The slinky Black Lace Panel Maxi Dress gathers just under the bust and features subtle V-shaped lace side panels which work to add shape and create the impression of a more shapely waist. Accessorise with chunky gold jewellery to really set this dress off.
A simple black dress looks great with red glitter nails. Try The Naughty List red gitter gel polish.
A fitted pencil dress is a classic choice for hourglass shapes as it hugs the curves and sits snugly on a slender waist. The figure flattering Black Lace Insert Peplum Dress will look a million dollars on a curvy silhouette; accentuating that feminine shape. The contemporary lace inserts taper towards the waist, and the hem of the layered peplum flares out to sit slightly wider than the hips; these clever design details combine to draw focus to the waist, which is the key area to highlight. Understated jewellery and elegant heels will finish this look off to a tee.
Pick out the silver accents in this dress with Silver Glitter gel nail polish to really complete this look.
You may be blessed with big boobs, but sometimes they can make it difficult to carry off a super chic style. Choose a dress that highlights your assets without showing off too much. The classic wrap dress is a feminine style that pinches you in at the waist and balances out your boobs with your hips. The Black Side Rouched Dress is just the thing; the cross-over feature gives the illusion of a wrap style, with the ruched detailing drawing the eye down to the waist, away from the chest. A timeless piece that will take you elegantly through the party season, it’s definitely one to add to your wardrobe.
A sophisticated deep red will look great with this chic dress. We love Miss Behave for the party season. Misbehaving optional :)