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How to shop for plus size prom dresses

Shopping for plus size prom dresses might seem like a tedious task, but it can become an enjoyable activity if you know what to look for. There are plenty of plus size prom dresses that can make you look great.

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More and more designers are creating plus size dresses. Let us face it, not everyone can have that model figure so this is definitely a market that has grown in many ways in the last decade.

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The definition of what is considered plus size varies and it can go from a low of 12 to a high of 24.

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Gorgeous Marisota swimwear for plus sizes women

The definition of what is considered plus size varies and it can go from a low of 12 to a high of 24.

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Gorgeous Marisota swimwear for plus sizes women

Before you head to the shops, take a look at your figure and find out features that should be emphasised as well as areas that should be camouflaged.

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The fashion world classifies body shapes into several categories. One of them is the hourglass body which, in essence, is the most desirable figure of all. It is well-proportioned in a way with a large bosom and waist tinier than hips.

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Dressing up an hourglass figure is easy as you can wear different styles of prom dresses. From figure hugging to loose evening frocks, there is a good variety of dresses to choose from.

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Gorgeous Marisota swimwear for plus sizes women

Dressing up an hourglass figure is easy as you can wear different styles of prom dresses. From figure hugging to loose evening frocks, there is a good variety of dresses to choose from.

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Gorgeous Marisota swimwear for plus sizes women

If you have an apple body type, then your waist must be wider than the shoulder or hips. When selecting prom dresses, look for outfits that will showcase your legs.

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Avoid designs and styles that accentuate the waist. Choose dark colours and do not go for elaborate patterns. The aim is to create the illusion of an even weight distribution and body elongation.

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Gorgeous Marisota swimwear for plus sizes women

In contrast, pear shaped bodies must be clothed in A-line or empire style prom dresses that will draw attention to the neck and shoulders.

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Gorgeous Marisota swimwear for plus sizes women

You can also be petite but wear a plus size dress. If such is your body type, then you must refrain from buying a dress that is too big. Horizontal stripes should be avoided as they only make you look shorter and wider.

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Gorgeous Marisota swimwear for plus sizes women

Whatever body type you have, you will find that there are plenty of choices when it comes to plus size prom dresses. Do not forget to coordinate shoes and accessories with the outfit you are wearing.

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Gorgeous Marisota swimwear for plus sizes women

Whatever body type you have, you will find that there are plenty of choices when it comes to plus size prom dresses. Do not forget to coordinate shoes and accessories with the outfit you are wearing.

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Gorgeous Marisota swimwear for plus sizes women

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