Deciding what to wear for your engagement party is a pretty complicated affair. The goal of most women is to look pulled-together, casual and attractive. But for curvy and plus-size engaged women, it can be a frustrating experience to hunt for the right dress, accessories, shoes, and other essentials.
To make sure your engagement party is the one you want to remember for all the right reasons, here are some tips to help you out:
The engagement dress
You must have a little know-how beforehand before going to choose the dress. Get familiar with dress silhouettes, necklines, what looks good on your body, and what doesn’t. It’s also a good idea to know your dimensions and size as it will make shopping much easier.
Also, try on the dress – seeing it hanging on a rack and wondering if it will look good on your body won’t help at all. Find something that gives you a waist, but also covers the trouble areas. Avoid the maternity look by going for something with heavy detail in middle rather than only a gathered line. Feel how the dress hugs your curves; you never know it might just be the perfect one.
Select accessories that pull attention to the main points of your body: hands, feet, and face. A neutral outfit with accessories will take the focus away from problem areas; just avoid overdoing it. No loud earrings or shoes, but a simple necklace if you don’t want to be overwhelmed by your outfit.
When it comes to the engagement ring, options like a blue diamond rings for your engagement will add a perfect hint of hue in the ring and create added beauty along with visual interest. Rings in such colors are the most popular types of engagement rings, and the fire and clarity of colored diamonds can symbolize commitment and love in every glittering facet. The colored diamond stands for a unique and enduring work of art you and your other half will love.
Before getting into the nitty gritty, you should understand that 5 inch heels are almost never going to work. If heels are a necessity then you will want to search for a kitten or midi heel, as these heels are over 2 inches. You can also look at a box or wedge heel, because these will provide more stability and enable you to rest back on your heels.
If you have fuller calves or wide ankles, avoid ankle and T-straps, as they will interrupt the leg-line and make the legs look wider. Opt for sling-backs that flatter the foot without too much cover. And if comfort is your top priority, look for shoes that offer support to the ball of the foot and the heel, such as wedges.
Don’t go for a dramatic look when it comes to your eyes. Neutral light shades will be a better choice, and choose a shade of eye shadow that complements your outfit to emphasize your eyes. A lighter shade should also be the choice for application under the brow line. As for the blush, make sure the makeup complements your skin tone and your hair, and does not look artificial. Opt for safer colors like rose, pink and peach. Apply the blush in circular motions without too much pressure.
For lip makeup, select colors that will complement your skin tone and complement your outfit. Don’t shy away from colors, and experiment with a few until you discover the right one. Also consider a lip gloss to make a sparkly effect and bring more attention to your lips.