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Evening dresses: elegant gowns for special occasions

Evening dresses elevate your look when you're attending a special occasion. For example, if you're going to a gala eventor when you receive a wedding invitation, the search for the perfect evening gown begins. No matter what the event is, we have a huge selection of evening dresses online that bring out the best in each body type. Choose from long-sleeved evening dresses, figure-hugging cocktail dresses, full-skirted ball gowns and many more. Of course, we also have a fabulous and flattering range of plus size evening dresses that are perfect to show off your curves.


Fitted or full: which cut for an evening dress?

The question of which cut is suitable for an evening dress can mainly be answered by looking at your own body type . Close-fitting evening dresses look beautiful on slim women. Evening dresses in plus sizes, on the other hand, usually have a fuller cut to cleverly conceal small problem areas in an instant. Party dresses are also available in the popular A-line style, which emphasizes the cleavage with a figure-hugging top and a skirt that flares to the hem.

Fitted evening dresses

Many evening dresses online and in the shop are captivating due to their figure-hugging cut. These type of dresses look sexy and seductive. They reveal all your best features, for example a narrow waist. In addition, figure-hugging dresses often have a striking neckline that emphasizes the cleavage or the back.

Close-fitting evening dresses look elegant and stylish, especially in dark colours, but are often unsuitable for women who'd like to draw attention away from some parts of their body. If, for example, you carry a little weight around your middle or hips, wearing dresses that flow from under your bust, flaring from the waist, or a dress with ruffles is a smarter choice.

Wide-cut evening dresses

Wide-cut evening dresses in plus sizes perfectly show off curvy silhouettes. They have the advantage of covering up problem areas such as a larger tummy, bottom or thighs. And, they have another advantage: they have a wonderfully romantic vibe and can be reminiscent of a ballerina or princess. Whether you go for a fluid dress or full-skirted ball gown our wide-cut evening dresses are bound to make you feel like the belle of the ball.

A-line dresses are also very popular, especially as wedding dresses. Fitted from the shoulders to the hips and then flaring to the hem, this type of dress is almost a classic; it has been fashionable for years and is also a flattering choice for plus size evening dresses.

Tip: You should also pay attention to the sleeve length of a dress. Long-sleeved ball gowns score points in winter of course, but they also flatter larger upper arms. On hot days, however, wearing a long-sleeved dress can make you perspire quickly.

Long and short evening dresses compared

Should an evening dress be short or long? This mostly depends on the occasion. Short dresses are often worn on less formal occasions, while for galas or balls a full-length gown is the preferred choice.

Advantages of short evening dresses

Whether with sparkling sequins, with long sleeves or without any embellishment: in a short evening dress you'll make a statement at any special event. The sophisticated mix of the playful short length and the details that identify it as an evening dress make you look chic, but not overdressed. In practical terms, a short evening dress is usually more comfortable and provides more freedom of movement, for example when dancing. In addition, knee-length cocktail dresses are also perfect if you want to make your legs look longer.

Advantages of long evening dresses

Long evening dresses are unmatched by any other garment in terms of elegance. Women who wear an evening dress inevitably make a statement – especially if the dress is embellished with sequins, ruffles, frills or rhinestones. Long evening dresses also cleverly conceal imperfections. At the same time, they make the wearer feel like a queen.

Tip for the undecided: The so-called mullet dresses are perfect if you want a bit of both. The dresses are, similar to the notorious hairstyle, shorter at the front than at the back.

From a party to a dinner: which occasion calls for an evening dress?

Depending on the occasion, we recommend sophisticated cocktail dresses, long evening dresses or a fabulous, short evening dress with glitter sequins or a low back neckline.

Evening dresses for a party

An elegant party often already has a specific dress code: Knee-length cocktail dresses and a short evening dressare a better option for this occasion than a full-skirted ball gown. If the dress needs to take you to the dance floor as well, it should be comfortable and not too tight. Details like a low back neckline give your dress an extra bit of style.

Evening dresses for a gala or a wedding

At a school prom, a gala or a wedding party, women usually try to outdo each other with their elegant evening dresses. They mostly wear long evening dresses, which are embellished with striking details such as an ornate neckline, floral applications or sequins. Long-sleeved ball gowns are also a popular choice at these events because you don't have to wear a shrug with them when it's cold.

Be careful when choosing a colour at a wedding : the colour white is reserved for the bride and should not be chosen for a guest's dress!

Evening dresses for a dinner, a theatre visit and the like

For a less formal occasion that still requires evening wear, choose a short evening dress and opt for a simple design. Details like a plunging back neckline or wearing a long-sleeved ball gown with lace are not necessary and can make you look overdressed. Less is more on these type of occasions!

Give your evening dress an extra touch of style

With glittering sequins, a romantic plunging back neckline or elaborately adorned sleeves, a new evening dress quickly becomes a special favourite. Accessories such as a belt to accentuate your waist and sparkling jewellery make your evening ensemble complete.

On cold days a coat is an indispensable item. In winter, you can't go wrong with a classic wool coat. In spring or autumn, a black or beige trench coat makes a sophisticated contrast to an evening dress. It is also important to choose the right shoes and bag to match the dress. These should be colour-coordinated and their design should not distract too much from the dress. The evening dress should be the focal point, while the shoes should not look too extravagant.

Tip: An evening dress with a generous neckline can be enhanced with jewellery such as a necklace to glam things up.

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