A ballroom dance is a couple dance or a partner dance which is performed worldwide on different platforms. There are different types of ballroom dances of different origins. In a ballroom dance, the dancer’s dress is very appealing and it adds to the beauty of the dance. One has to choose among a wide variety of options available in ballroom dresses. It is not easy to make a decision when the options available are huge. Here are a few tips which will help one to choose the perfect ballroom dress.
Choose a dress according to your body type
Finding a dress that fits one’s body type is important as it will make one look elegant. Find out your body type. Generally, there are four body types. They are:
Banana or rectangle: A straight body type where the waist is less defined. The measurements between bust and waist or hip and waist are only a few inches.
Apple or inverted triangle: In this shape, the shoulders and bust are wider and hips and waist are narrower giving an inverted triangle shape.
Pear or triangle: In this shape, hips and waist are wider and bust and shoulders narrower giving the shape of a triangle.
Hourglass or double triangle: In this shape, the waist is well defined. But the hips, as well as shoulders, are wide.
Choose a dress which suits the body by balancing out. For example, a person who has wide shoulders can choose a ballroom dress with a wide skirt. This will balance the wide shoulders.
Choose a color which looks good on you
The dresses of ballroom dances are mostly bright and have intense colors. However, there is no compulsion to choose bright colors only. While choosing the dress, go according to the body color and the color of the hair. For example, electric and very bright colors go with black hair. When it comes to blonde hair, lighter colors go well. Nowadays pastel colors are also becoming a famous choice for ballroom dresses.
Choose a dress which highlights your features
The design should be such that it highlights your features. For example, if you have collar bones which stand out, choose a design which highlights them. If you have a narrow waist, choose a dress which highlights it. Highlighting the features can make the dress look more attractive and beautiful and it draws more attention.
Choose the best type of dress
There are many types of ballroom dance dresses available. Some examples are; Latin dresses or rhythm dresses which are short and just below the knees. This type is used to show off legs. This type will exaggerate the body movement and makes the dance look more attractive. Another type is standard dresses or smooth dresses. This type generally consists of long ballroom dresses like gowns. One can also wear a shirt skirt combination in this type. Another type is advanced Latin dresses which are much more splendid and advanced than the fundamental dresses.