Selecting A Black Dress for Special Occasions

If you want to hide your bat wings and flabby upper arms, wear full sleeved or three quarter or half sleeved tunics with stretch lace on the sleeves. Toned arms and sexy shoulders can stun the crowd with halter necks, strappy dresses, strapless sweetheart necklines, backless gowns, handkerchief gowns, peplums, lotus dresses, one shouldered head turners and everything else in between.

Another sexy style you can flaunt is a strapless sexy black dress in silk topped with a shrug in a different colour. This will also conceal your butterfly wings.

Retro Look

Skinny figures or athletic figures with a super toned body can try vintage black dresses that are form fitting till the waist and then flare out like a 50’s frock and reach the knees. Pair this with a cute hair band or ribbon and kitten heels and you are ready to rock. And if nothing else works for you and money is no barrier, go for the eternally classy Audrey Hepburn look (Givenchy black sheath gown) immortalised in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Empire Line Black Dresses

However, if your flabby potbelly has caused you endless embarrassment everywhere, play safe with empire line Greek Goddess style long black gowns in crinkled fabrics that hide the rolls and fatty tiers. Wear a body shaper underneath and avoid clingy fabrics. Go for free flowing lightweight chiffons and georgettes or organza materials accentuated with lace details.

Blouson Dress

Blouson dress is the flavour of the season and features a loose, flowing cropped top that is belted at the waist while the skirt is tight and form fitting. This is a forgiving outfit for those with a little or quite a lot of belly flab and love handles.