It’s a new era in fashion – there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.
– Alexander McQueen
Finding the perfect evening gown is like holding kryptonite in your hands – the world stops and time seems to freeze as you run your hands over that much coveted object, feeling the material with every fiber of your being. In that one moment, you feel stirred and soothed, strong and weak at the same time – it’s as if all your life had been leading up to this moment when you come face to face with your raison d’être! Ah… Sometimes, even exaggerations seem justified. Anyway, coming back to evening gowns, it is not always that fate smiles upon you thus, and, most of the time, you are left with no option but to put together available resources to get something close to the original temptation.
Pattern Styles and Ideas
White gown with a sweetheart neckline
Take the top half of a heart at the bustline and you have the sexy and cute sweetheart neckline. Apple-shaped women can opt for a gown where the skirt draws attention. A billowing, flowy skirt is the perfect option to add fullness to the lower half of the body. A coverup like a pashmina or silk wrap can be used if you are conscious of your upper body.
Front and back view of a shocking pink gown with a sweetheart neckline.
A gown with a sweetheart neckline works well for pear-shaped women with a small bosom.
Opt for a fitted bodice on top to flaunt your best features.
For the lower half of your body, go in for a dress that has an A-line skirt or one with straight cuts.
A body-hugging dress is an ideal choice for women with an hourglass figure.
A fitted dress will accentuate you curves and highlight your best features.
Wear a pretty belt over the dress, to further define your waist.
White gown with a large mermaid flare
At a formal, social event, everyone would want to dress to kill. How about you dress to mes-MER-ize? Enter the mermaid gown. It is a great option for apple-shaped women as the lower half of the dress is the main focus. You can pick a gown with thick shoulder straps or even sleeves if you are not comfortable with the strapless style.
Salmon pink mermaid gown with an extensive flare
A mermaid gown that is not figure-hugging is your go-to option.
Look for a dress that has a straight cut to the mid-thigh and then flares out.
A silhouette of this kind will draw attention to the flare below the knees, without making you conscious.
A well-fitted, body-hugging mermaid gown really complements women with an hourglass figure.
A form fitting strapless version will hug you in all the right places while also drawing attention to the dramatic flare below the knees.
Sexy, white, backless gown
Move over plunging neckline and high hemline; the sexy and sultry backless beauty is here. The best way to make your apple-shaped body appear more curvaceous is to opt for a backless gown with the open back in the shape of a triangle. This will provide a slimming effect to the upper body. For the lower half you can go in for a silhouette that adds more volume to the outfit.
Spaghetti-strap, backless green gown with a cross pattern
A backless gown with an inverted triangle-shaped back is ideal for a pear-shaped body.
It is advisable to avoid a plunging backless dress as it will draw attention to the lower half of the body. Instead, opt for a gown that is glamorous on top.
If you have an hourglass body and dare to bare, you can go in for a plunging backless dress.
You can wear a dress that is body-hugging.
A dress with full sleeves and a simple front will enhance the backless aspect of your gown.
Brown, satin mullet dress with a long train
Put together an elegant evening gown with a fun cocktail attire and voila! The playful and sexy mullet is the outcome. A trendy version of the mullet gown for apple-shaped bodies is a dress that covers the upper half of the body and shows of the wearer’s pins instead. A dress with puffed or netted sleeves is a fun option to try.
Sexy, black mullet dress with a long slit
Women with a pear-shaped body, can go in for a mullet dress with an interesting neckline or even a strapless one. However, for the lower half of the dress, a hemline that is not too short should be preferred.
A nice option for women with an hourglass figure to try is a short and fitted mullet gown.
A dress that is strapless on top with a mini version for the lower half, and a long trail at the back can do wonders for this body type.
Pristine, one-shoulder designer gown
An elegant or playful twist to a simple gown gives you the one shoulder dress. This Greek-inspired trend is definitely an enduring one. If you have an apple-shaped body, try a one shoulder dress that is simple on the upper half. However, to make your look trendy, keep the lower half of the dress slightly more dramatic and opt for a fuller skirt to look curvaceous.
Stylish one-shouldered blue gown
A one shoulder dress with intricate detailing on the shoulder strap or an eye-catching brooch is a stylish choice for a pear-shaped body.
For the skirt of the dress, a straight cut silhouette that does not cling to the body is the ideal style.
To flaunt an hourglass figure in the right way, a one shoulder dress that fits well should be selected.
To make the dress look sexy, you can add a stylish belt that will add definition to your waist and emphasize your curves.
An evening dress is incomplete without the right accessories and a pair of gorgeous heels. Experiment with these patterns to complement your individual style and become the star of the evening, the designer way!