#One Dress: Sophisticated A-Line Summer Party Gown

A-Line evening gown, floral embroidered, with plunging neck and back.
Floral embroidered A-Line evening gown: plunging V-neck and deep V-back, ribbon belt and full A-line skirt with tulle overlay. Embroidered with flowers and leaves in pink, red and green.

What Makes This Dress Great?

If you have broad shoulders or a shorter upper body, a plunging V-neckline creates the illusion of a more elongated torso and it narrows the shoulders. An A-Line style dress, like this one, is usually fitted to the hips and then flares to give the skirt volume, which can do wonders for your silhouette.

How Does It Do That?

A-Line party dress has deep V reaching down well below your blades. It works best without a bra, but the gown has cups, so support shouldn’t be a problem.

This A-Line evening gown has a ribbon belt which defines the waist even more, great if you are apple-shaped, giving you of a waist. The fuller skirt works wonders if you have smaller hips and broader shoulders as it creates a better balance. It’s also effective for hiding those of us with wider hips because of the volume in the skirt.

Made of tulle with layers of netting in the petticoats, this evening gown is light and airy to wear. The tulle overlay, embroidered with flowers and butterflies is perfect for spring and summer balls.  Patterns can help to take attention away from areas you are most conscious about and the light materials of this dress float naturally rather than sitting heavily over your hips.

We love a bare back and this gown has a deep V reaching down well below your blades. It works best without a bra, but the gown has cups, so support shouldn’t be a problem, and there’s an illusion panel to keep things neat.

What To Wear With It

If you feel that a dress is a little too plain you can always dress it up with some jewellery or accessorise it with a shawl or diamante belt to add a sparkly accent. However, you’d not want to go overboard with the accessories with this dress as there’s a lot going on already. A pair of dangly earrings and a nice clutch bag may be all that you need.

As there are so many beautiful colours on this dress, pick your favourite one and match-up your shoes or bag. Have fun with it! Don’t worry if you are not really a pattern person, we’ve had many women who suddenly realise how great they look in an outfit they would never normally choose. We have quite a few dresses with a similar neckline and it often does the trick.

Dress Code:Black tie, White tie, Party
Body Type:Pear, Hourglass, Apple
Good For:Shoulders and Hips

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