Ballroom GownsAre you finding it difficult to decide on the perfect outfit for an upcoming special occasion? There are plenty of popular prom dresses that vary in relation to the style, neckline, design and length. To avoid getting overwhelmed when visiting the different stores to shop for a dress, it can benefit to become an informed shopper and learn about the types and styles available. Some of the choices include a one-shoulder, empire, high-low, lace-covered, sheath, A-line and ball gown. Here is an overview of some of the popular dress styles available:

Ballroom Gowns

The ballroom gown is designed with a full skirt that is styled to billow out at waist height until it reaches the ankles. The top half of the outfit is usually a corset type top and the large skirt is styled with embroidery, ruffles, pearls, sequins or lace. The preferred fabrics for this formal dress include velvet, satin, silk and taffeta. Plus, this outfit goes great with dancing shoes and a matching purse or clutch bag.

A-Line

The A-line dress is a very feminine and chic choice that is narrow in the waist area and widens as it goes down to the hemline. The overall style is similar to an A-shape and it complements the entire length of the body. It is a practical choice for virtually all body types, and makes a great choice for those wishing to disguise a problem area in the region of the legs or hips. Many of these dresses come in lightweight taffeta and satin fabrics that include embroidered details or delicate beadwork.

Chiffon

The Chiffon dress is super feminine, floaty and light and a perfect go-to dress for the special occasions. This type of dress is great for any figure with its long flowing design that extends from the hips to the ankles. Chiffon dresses look classy and elegant and come in plenty of style and color choices such as coral, purple and yellow, as well as printed varieties to give a very impressive and unique finish.

One-Shoulder

The one-shoulder dress (also called off-shoulder) has the ability to give a very dramatic and sophisticated look that is prefect for any special event. This dress has a single strap on one side with the other entirely sleeveless. This is typically an elegant and long gown, although the length of the skirt can also be short. Additionally, it can look great when combined with a wrap or jacket.

 

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