Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Belts and sashes

If you're looking for the perfect dress to show off your figure this prom season, aim for a dress with a fitted bodice and a long, flowing skirt. Gowns that feature bows, sashes or belts at the waist help highlight the skinniest part of you while glossing over any lumps and bumps you might have.

Whether you're naturally a skinny-minnie or more of a buxom beauty, a belted gown is flattering on any figure. Even if you've been enjoying a few too many donuts and can't remember the last time you went to the gym, you can fake a classic hourglass physique with a tightly-belted dress.

Consider the lavender dress that Kelly Osbourne sported at the 2011 Grammy Awards. Kelly hasn't traditional been known for her feminine fashion, but this former punk-rocker is embracing her girly side with a new blonde 'do and a ruffly gown with a flattering sash that highlighted her natural waist. In fact, Kelly recently dropped more than 40 pounds and is now down to a size 2, so the dress was the perfect way to show off her newly trim physique.

No matter what kind of figure you have, a belted dress is the perfect way to show off your best assets. Look for feminine bows and ties in bright colors!

Sherri Hill 2011 Prom Dress 3501

Jovani 2011 Prom Dress 153937

 Hannah S 2011 Short Prom Dress 27535


  1. These are very pretty dresses. I love the colorful looks

  2. Very flattering look!