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Spring Silhouettes: Evening Dresses for Your Next RSVP

Evening Dress Silhouettes

When shopping for an evening dress, there’s a few factors that determine the look you choose, depending on your personal style. The color. A lot (or a few) embellishments. The neckline. But what about the silhouette? The shape of a dress can dramatically enhance your appearance for a flattering finish. When you keep your body type in mind and what you’d like to highlight, it can make all the difference in how you feel inside and out! Scroll below for 4 of the most popular evening dress silhouettes and how to navigate between each.


Evening Dress Silhouettes

A full skirt not only adds drama to your look, but puts more attention on your upper half; specifically your arms and shoulders with this enchanting look. If your style falls more into the “girlie girl” category, then a ballgown evening dress is perfect for you, whether it’s for prom, a gala, or fancy wedding.


Evening Dress Silhouettes

If a ballgown brings the drama, a column silhouette is just the opposite: fitted to the body without any additional flair. But don’t let the minimal silhouette fool you; a tighter fit gives curves the limelight, great for highlighting an hourglass shape. This floral embroidered evening dress is elegant, yet demure, gorgeous for that spring wedding on your calendar.


Evening Dress Silhouettes

In between a ballgown and fitted look, an A-line evening dress is a classic choice that works for any formal event. This style is universally flattering on all body types, and puts the waist and upper body on display. Level up with a leg slit to elevate the flirt factor, like this on metallic lace-up dress.


Evening Dress Silhouettes

Chances are you’re familiar with a mermaid dress, which draws in at the knees similar to a mermaid’s tail. Whether you’re looking to enhance or create an hourglass shape, this look is your fashion ticket. Own any evening in this beautiful plunging style and let the compliments roll (because trust, they will).

Find even more fitted and flowy silhouettes by browsing the long evening dress collection here!