The Father Daughter Dance has arrived and the girls have all taken full advantage of this event to dress up in their favorite cocktail dresses and dancing shoes! They all look absolutely amazing in their unique and individual dresses, but look even more jaw-dropping collectively as a group because of all the diversity! We can’t pick our favorite in this bunch, but we can give you some tips on how you too can look your absolute best!
Although we love getting dolled up for an exciting night out, we know picking out the perfect dress can definitely be a tedious task! With more and more designers and styles out there, deciding on which dress to choose comes down to what suits your body type best and what is the most appropriate style for that event. As far as body types go, we definitely recommend playing up your assets! For a curvier figure and larger chest, we recommend trying a one-shoulder asymmetrical cut that will break up your proportions and look extremely flattering. For girls with a more boyish figure and smaller chest, we love finding dresses with more volume and details in both the bottom and the top of the dress to play up their shape a bit. No matter what size or shape you are, you should definitely make sure that the dress is cinched a bit in the waist to give you a nice hourglass shape.
Color is also a big thing to keep in mind. We recommend sticking to simple fabrics that have more texture, such as sequin or beading, rather than choosing a really busy and colorful print. The key is to keep things looking interesting, but simple by having very subtle but eye-catching details on your dress. Revealing too much skin is never a good thing, so if your opting for an open back dress make sure the length is a bit longer and the front is more conservative. Always remember that your dress should never be shorter than where your fingertips fall when your arms are down, so make sure your dress passes this test before you leave the house! Check our tips below on where you can find a gorgeous cocktail dress that suits your own personal style!
One shoulder dress
Splurge: Alice and Olivia
Steal: Rachel by Rachel Roy
Splurge: Marc Jacobs
For more details on all of the looks seen during Being Sutton, check out our Style Story!