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Help me find a dress please. I don't normally wear them. I need it for Christmas night out etc. I have very fair skin but love sparkly black or dark colour if possible. I am short (5ft) and large chest is about 12/14 but I'm an 8 or 10 on the bottom. So does this make me 'apple' shape? My different sizes top and bottom means I've never found a dress that's flattering. Any help most gratefully received!
If you have no defined waist, then you would be Apple, but with a waist, you are hour glass.
If you are hour glass, look at 50s retro styles. 40s shapes work quite well on a apple. V necks would work well on you too. Length depends on your age, but high calf length will be more flattering on your height & build
The Bravissimo dresses come in different fits - curvy, super curvy etc depending on how much extra room in the bust there is. So a 10 in super curvy fit will be bigger in the busy area than a 10 in curvy. Might be worth a go for you.
You want a dress that has the following: 1. Deep v neck neckline (assuming that it is ok to look a bit sexy). This will prevent your breasts from looking overly large or matronly. 2. A fit a flare cut (you may need to have the waist taken in a bit). The fit will make the most of your slim waist while the flare will help balance out your figure so that you don't look too heavy. 3. Knee length-so that you don't look too short. 4. Consider sleeves that stick out a bit of your shoulders are narrow-this will also help to balance out your proportions.
Rockinhippy I don't think I have a defined waist.** I'm like an upside down triangle if that makes sense? My hips certainly don't stick out (nonexistent) but my tummy does go in a bit at the navel.** Except after Christmas overindulging