Choosing a Plus-Size Dress for Homecoming

**This post is a guest post from Venus Burias **

There are loads of choices these days for plus-size girls. Take heed of these tips to finding the perfect dress for your curves.

Shopping for homecoming dresses if you are plus-size is getting easier. More and more boutiques and retailers are offering a great range of plus size dresses. So with all these beautiful options, how do you choose the best frock for your figure and make sure it fits like a dream?

Let’s take a look at the best 2015 homecoming dresses for curvy girls along with what kinds of shapers and bras work the best. We’ll also look at what you should be looking for in a fabric.

To start with, which dress silhouettes are ideal for plus-size prom girls?

A-line, wrap dresses and fit and flare all work really well for curvier girls. Two other trends that are great for these body types are strapless dresses and one-shoulder dresses.

The one-shoulder styles can be really flattering on fuller figures, so long as the body of the dress is gently draped and doesn’t cling to the body. What’s more, if you have a fuller figure and full bust, wearing a full coverage strapless bra that is moulded to fit will offer firm support. This is key to pulling off any dress with a tricky type of neckline like the one shoulder or strapless varieties.

Let’s Talk Underwear

Corsets, stick-on cups, bandeaus and underwire strapless bras. There is so much to choose from. So which works best for fuller curves when formal dresses need to be worn?

Well, form and function are both crucial. A bra should be well constructed and offer full coverage as well as firm control but of course it needs to be comfortable too. Otherwise there’s just no point!

It’s a good idea to get fitted by a professional at a lingerie boutique or department store. Go with your mother or a friend for support and plenty of shopping fun.

Just remember that a badly-fitted bra is a complete disaster.

What About Slimmers and Shapers?

These are definitely worth the investment, so long as they fit properly. Definitely try these items on before you buy them and make sure all your curves can fit comfortably inside a shaper. Should there be any spillage, the entire look of the dress will be spoiled.

Shopping for the perfect shape-wear is kind of like finding the ideal pair of jeans: once you find one that fits your curves really well, you’ll want to live in it. Remember to take note of the washing instructions and how-to care for shape-wear to help make the shape last.

Are There Specific Fabrics Plus-Size Girls Should Look For?

What about fabrics for plus-size girls? Are there any that you should definitely be spending your money on or staying well away from?

Absolutely.

Fuller figured girls should be choosing fabrics that move and stretch with the body but that also flatter the figure. Stay away from fabrics that don’t tend to stretch as the pulling lines that are created around the curves are going to draw unwanted attention and look badly fitted.

Drawing Attention Away from the Stomach and Hips

If you’re not fond of your stomach or hips, use accessories that will re-direct the eye. Choose sensational updo hairstyles and bold necklaces or statement earrings. Don’t wear both at the same time though and avoid over-accessorising. The point is to draw eyes upwards away from your stomach and hip areas.

If you are a plus-size teen looking for stunning homecoming dresses, keep these tips in mind.