Always wanted to wear a flapper dress, but didn’t know where to start from? Flapper dresses can be hard to wear because of their unique, drop-waist silhouette. Keep on reading to find out how to wear a beaded flapper dress that flatters your body and looks fabulous all-over:
Flapper dresses for pear-shaped figures:
Pear-shaped bodies carry most of the visual impact in their hips and derrière. If you’re a pear-shaped girl, you’re practically in the same league as Beyoncé. The thing you have to look for in a flapper dress that looks flattering on you is an accent in the upper part. Look for dresses which have an extra-embellished upper part: beads, lace, geometric cuts and patterns, fringes. Be sure to choose a dress which balances out your entire shape. In your quest to draw the eye to the upper part of the dress, you can also rely on sleeves. Short sleeves made out of lace are exactly what’s needed: a beaded flapper dress with a pair of delicate, lace sleeves looks romantic and is an easy and flattering look for pear-shaped figures.
Flapper dresses for apple-shaped figures:
Naturally, apple-shaped figures are drawing too much attention to the waistline, which is usually the largest measurement. If you’re an apple-shaped girl, you should look for dresses that break up the silhouette and focus on the legs and chest. With flapper dresses, this can be a tricky mission to accomplish, but it is possible nonetheless. Look for beaded flapper dresses with a length that is just above the knees. Also, search for deep V-necks and design details that scream for attention: beading, transparent details, sequins, spaghetti straps, sweetheart necklines. With all this said, don’t be afraid to show some leg – modern flapper dresses are all about a sexy length. Take advantage of that!
Flapper dresses for hourglass figures:
Known for their curves, hourglass body-shapes have shapely chest and bottoms and a tiny waist in between. Choosing a flapper dress for this body-shape is the easiest task. Because the body is so defined, the traditional flat and boyish design of a flapper dress will look just right: no need to enhance the bust or the bottom. If you have an hourglass figure, feel free to pick whatever flapper dress you wish – you are a natural at rocking that drop-waist dress! However, don’t stop at the classic look: there are a lot of modern interpretations of the flapper dress out there which closely follow the line of the body. With your figure, you might discover that you like these more.
Flapper dresses for boyish figures:
Boyish figures are known for having equally sized hips, chest and bottom. For this reason, the classic drop-waist flapper dress might look a little bit too flat on you. To avoid this situation, your best bet is a modern interpretation of the flapper dresses which draws attention to your chest and bottom. Look for dresses with low or sweetheart necklines and delicate, spaghetti straps. For the bottom part, you might enjoy adding a bit of volume with a short hemline and cascading, long fringes that move beautifully when you walk or dance. All in all, a flattering flapper dress on you should be either tightly fitted or with risque decolletages. Not sure if you should dare? Pick your favorite style and go for it! Life is too short to second-guess yourself.
Now that we’ve seen how each of us can choose a flapper dress to compliment her figure, let’s take a trip down memory lane and see how the flapper style evolved from its inception up to the modern day:
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