No matter what type of party outfit is chosen, fuller figured women need to be very mindful of hemlines. If they are wearing pants, then the hemline should hit about midway down the length of the shoe but not be long enough to hang on the ground. This draws the eye down the leg of the pant into the foot which makes for a long, lean line. Any shorter than this makes the leg look stubby, whereas too long pant legs can appear sloppy. With skirts and plus size evening dresses, there are several flattering hemlines depending on the look the woman wants to achieve. For a young, fun look, a hemline that hits a few inches above the knee is the perfect way to show off a nice pair of legs. For a slightly more conservative look, a hemline a few inches below the knee is a little more covered while still elongating the leg line. Curvy women should stay away from a knee length hemline because it cuts the legs in half visually and makes them look stumpy. Tea length and floor length hemlines can also be great choices for plus size evening dresses. Petite women with curves should wear these lengths sparingly though because all that fabric can easily overwhelm their bodies.
The other key to great party looks is a defined waistline. So often full figured clothing hides the figure rather than celebrates the beauty of it. Whether it is a top or a dress, look for some type of tailoring or wrapping that carves out a waistline. This can be the difference between a plain, boring dress and a voluptuous garment that provides a “wow” moment. Many women are afraid to try something fitted in the waist because they feel like it will make them look bigger or make them feel uncomfortably squeezed in. There is no need to be afraid however. The goal is not to find the tightest fitting garment, but one that is cut to give the illusion of a smaller waist.
While all women’s curves are different, following these basic principles will guarantee being able to find the perfect party outfit. Some styles will look better on larger chested women and others will be more complimentary of bums. No matter which type of curves a woman may have, creating a waistline and long legs will give her a lovely hourglass figure and make her the toast of any party.