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Look amazing in any style dress with the fashion tips in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Well-constructed garment
- Bodice with boning
- The right bra
- Right accessories
See how it hangs
Look for a strapless dress that retains an hourglass shape even when it's on the hanger. This ensures an hourglass shape for your figure, too.
Look for boning
Make sure the bodice has boning -- stiffening material that helps support the bust.
Find the right bra
Find the right bra. Options include a strapless push-up or a longline -- one whose material extends to the waist, helping prevent slippage.
Put the dress to the test
Try on the dress with different bras and put the combinations through lots of gyrations, especially if you plan to dance in the dress. Make sure it doesn't slip, pinch, or create unattractive lumps anywhere when you sit, bend, or move your arms.
Wear the right accessories
Wear either chandelier earrings or a necklace that complements a bare neck and decolletage, like a choker or Y-drop design. Donning both will overwhelm the dress. Carry a clutch or small evening bag.
Top it off
Top with a shawl or cardigan if you'll need more coverage. Now go knock some socks off with your sexy dress!