What Are Different Types of Evening Dresses?

There are many different types of evening dresses; the right one for you is all about your body type, age and personal style.

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Depending on your event, there's a perfect evening dress for you. You may be going for a vampish look or maybe trying to keep it modest and modern; either way, being aware of the many styles available is part one of the battle. Part two is knowing how to wear the ever-changing and elusive forms of evening dresses available. The choice comes down to your age, personal style and body type. Once you have a full understanding of these factors, you can glow on your special night out.

Body Con

A body con evening dress is perfect for clubs, bars and other youthful, fun, party environments. Body con dresses are tight-fitting styles that hug the figure and cling to curves. This style works for hourglass figures and slim pear shapes. Beware of this style if you are conscious of your lumps and bumps; body con dresses reveal all. Body con dresses are very youthful styles and work best with high heels or stilettos.


Wrap dresses are notoriously elegant and chic. A lovely wrap dress will complement a pear shape and add balance to an apple shape. The wrap dress is super feminine and usually shows some cleavage. This is a good look for all ages and works very well for professional evening events. If you have a work-related party or are attending a dinner, wearing a sleek wrap dress will keep you looking and feeling super-sophisticated.

Floor Length

A floor-length dress is the pinnacle of glamour. With a floor-length evening gown, there are no limitations on elegance and timelessness. Floor-length dresses are ideal for all ages and body types. If you are a slim hourglass, select a fitted gown that will show your curves. The classic floor-length evening dress is spotted all over every red carpet event and gives you an air of effortless opulence.


A strapless dress, whether long or short, is simply fun and very feminine. A smart strapless dress works well if you decide to wear a shawl or bare your shoulders to the world. The strapless dress is another timeless style and will give you an automatic injection of glamour. Strapless dresses are particularly flattering on busty figures. I you are lacking in the chest region, look into a one-shouldered style that gives you a similar feel with a little extra coverage. Select a good bra that will push up and secure so that you can dance the night away worry-free.

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