If you are looking for a lovely cocktail dress and still confused how to select one for you; then you can get some useful tips and find the perfect piece for you. You must have seen a lot of fashion magazines that have plenty of different dresses in attractive colors and sexy cuts but remember all those cocktail dresses were worn by smart models or were hung on perfectly made mannequins. Isn't it? Well, it is not necessary that the dress you have seen in the magazine would look the same on you so it is better to find the right design that suits your body.
While selecting cocktail dresses keep a few things in your mind for example your height, shape and skin tone. If you dress keeping these things in mind then you would look perfect on a cocktail party.
So first of all know your body shape; identify the heavy areas in your body or where you have extra flab. Colors play a very important role in hiding your short comings. you can balance your appearance simply by using appropriate colors for example if you are plus size then dark colors can make you look slimmer; emerald green, navy blue and dark purple make you look slimmer. Light colors like gold, pearl and grey help you to look shorter so if you are very tall and want to look shorter then you can camouflage your height with these colors.
Fabrics also help you improve your appearance. If you are heavy and want to create curves then go for soft cotton or jersey as they create curves on the body without clinging. Chiffon is a soft fabric that looks elegant and chic; you will look sexier in chiffon. If you have small breasts then you must have puffy design on your upper area; you can get this portion prominent by wearing a bold piece of ornament.
You can create a good illusion by wearing different patterns; thin vertical stripes make you look taller and horizontal make you look short. Never wear big bold print if you are plus size; this will make you look much huge.
Now we come to design; you can experiment with different designs to hide your weak points for example if you are short go for short dresses and high heals; if you are busty and heavy from top then go for A-line dress. Do not wear sleeveless if you have flabby arms instead wear chiffon on arms; this will cover your flab and give a sexier look. In the same way do not wear short dresses if you have heavy thighs.
So these were some tips to select cocktail dresses; if you select according to them you would definitely become the centre of attraction.