Latin Curves: Finding a cocktail dress that clings in all the right places
by Carmen Ordonez
Finding a dress that hugs our Latina curves in all the right places can sometimes be challenging. But with some simple tips and learning what styles work with our body types, dress shopping can be cinch. Here are a few tips on picking the perfect cocktail dress to flatter your curves.
Pear-Shaped: If you’re pear shaped (smaller on the top and bigger on the bottom) look for dresses in an A-Line cut, like this one from David’s Bridal. This type of style is great for balancing your frame and helps define your waist. Avoid styles that cling to your hips.
Hourglass: If you have an hourglass figure, look for dresses that will play up your small waist without adding bulk. Dresses with a defined waistline like this one is a great option. Avoid dresses with too much fabric or that have a boxy-style.
Plus-Size: If you’re a plus-sized look for dresses with an empire waist, which can help hide any problem areas. I love the color and one-shouldered look of this dress. Also, the beading underneath the bust will help draw the attention upwards. Overall, look for fabrics that will drape on your body, and not cling to it.