Dressing up is an art and no matter how beautiful you are if you do not know the art of dressing up, your beauty will not be appreciated. You should know what to wear for a particular occasion. Following are a few formal dresses which you should have in your wardrobe.
Celebrities turn to the halter dress for the red carpet because they know it's one of the sexiest formal looks around. Several variations exist, including a knot-front halter and a tie-behind-the-neck look; straps vary in size from spaghetti-width to wide, soft straps. The halter dress calls extra attention to the upper half of the body, including the face, shoulders and bustline.
The cocktail dress is probably the most versatile of all special occasion looks. Although the little black dress is the universally accepted look for cocktail but don't just stick to black and experiment with different colour. Adjust the silhouette of the cocktail dress to work for your figure, keeping the top and waist slim and fitted for the elegant look.
Stand-Up Collar Dress
What better way to frame your face than with a stand-up collar? Choose a moderate or plunging neckline to compliment the high collar and pull your hair up or away from the face.
Head-to-beads are difficult to carry off, but a touch of embellishment is spectacular. Make sure your beading is on a part of your body you want to highlight, including the bodice, waist or neckline.
An off-the-shoulder dress instantly shows lots of skin, but not necessarily areas you might be uncomfortable showing like the lower back or cleavage. The silhouette of the off-the-shoulder dress adds width to the upper half of your body, balancing your lower half. This is definitely a dress for those who have the guts to bear and carry it off.
Need an instant upper body lift? The corset dress will lift your breasts and whittle your waist, and look fantastic and edgy while doing it. You can choose a dress with a built-in corset for the bodice or opt for a separate corset top with a skirt. This look adds curves to slender figures and structure to fuller figures: it's great all-around for flattery.
A fresh flowery print dress is perfect for daytime occasions. Big bloom prints look good on most women, just be sure to scale them to your figure: larger women look best with the prints close together and less background space showing, the opposite is true for smaller women.