2016 Holiday Party Dresses to Suit Your Shape

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15025568_10153951843761770_5789155681878622275_oOne of the most fun outfits of the year to pick out is your Christmas party dress. Christmas is great for fashion because you can play with looks that would be ‘too much’ the rest of the year, like sequins, full skirts, and rich fabrics like velvet. You also get to accessorize with your most glam pieces, be they killer heels, sparkly bags, or beautiful luxury jewelry like these pieces from Ascot Diamonds.

Shopping for and wearing your party dress is fun, but it can help to have an idea of where to start so you aren’t overwhelmed by all of the fabulous dresses in the stores and online at this time of year. Here are some ideas of party dress trends from 2016 to suit your figure:


If you have a small frame, you could look stylish and festive in one of this season’s patterned sequin mini dresses. Look out for geometric designs overlaid with sequins in metallic colors for a look that is modern and on trend, as well as being a lot of fun to wear.

Pear Shaped

Full skirts are in for Christmas, so look out for tutu styles and skirts with ruffles, feathers and other embellishments in an A line cut that skims over the hips. You may think adding extra volume here is a bad idea, but it actually conceals a bottom heavy figure very well while enhancing the waist. A fitted top emphasizes your smaller parts.


Tall women are among the few body shapes who can pull off one of this season’s hottest trends to its best effect – the midi skirt. Many people shy away from even trying this look because a skirt falling below the knee but above the ankle can be unflattering and shorten legs, but on long legs it can look extremely sophisticated and elegant.

Hourglass Shape

If you have a curvy hourglass figure you want to show off in your party dress, look out for crushed velvet ‘bodycon’ style dresses with a pencil skirt cut. These are sexy and fashionable, as well as having that Christmassy, opulent feel you get from velvet. Look for rich wine or jewel colors and pair with classic heels for a classy yet alluring look you will love.


If you have an athletic or especially straight torso, you can also consider the full skirt option to add some volume and give you a beautiful, feminine look. Another of the styles that is big this Christmas that will look great on you is full length gowns, which when belted can give you extra curves. Backless styles will show off your toned back, and of course, you can mix it up with some of the other trends mentioned here by opting for a long dress in sequin or velvet fabric.

There are gorgeous trends to suit everybody this Christmas, and of course, everybody is different, so if you are in love with a trend other than what is recommended for your shape, just try it on – sometimes unexpected things can look amazing!

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