If there is a dress that can make a woman look and feel young, it is a short cocktail dress. This is also true for women with curves; there are gorgeous plus size dark cocktail dresses out there. You just need to understand which type of cocktail dress works for you and those that don’t.
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With a full figure, the goal should to be counter fullness and create long, lean lines. This can be done even with a short cocktail dress. Creative use of color is one way to do this. Use dark and bright colors to create contrast and detract the eyes from heavy areas. Different shades of the same color are best. For instance, choose plus size dark cocktail dresses with an ombre effect that starts light at the top and gradually gets darker to finish with a dark hem. It gives you pretty at the top and dark and camouflaging at the bottom. Also, consider dresses with dark-colored panels around heavy spots like around the waist.
Plus size dark cocktail dresses also flatter full figures with a spectacular detail at the top that keeps the eye up and away from the fullness underneath. Consider one with one-shoulder perhaps in a sexy sheer fabric or lace or detailing such as with rosettes or a single flower at the shoulder to keep the focus on the bodice. Embellishments should be used to a minimum and to create effect rather than all over a dress. Overusing them has the opposite effect of adding bulk. At the top, a V-neck that adds length or a sweetheart or even square neckline are ideal. They also leave room for a stunning neck piece that will also keep the eye up there.
Peplums on plus size dark cocktail dresses are another detail that flatters curvy bodies. They create a slim waist and disguise lumps and bumps as well as full hips. Dark-colored peplums or those with a dark line such as ribbing or ribbon are particularly flattering. Dark ribbing around the hem, around sleeves and the neckline are also generally slimming.