La robe de cérémonie

The ceremonial dress

As a woman invited to a big event , an evening , a party, a ball , a cocktail , an official or professional ceremony , a wedding . You don't know which model to choose from among the wide choice of dresses in your wardrobe ? How to cope with so many possibilities? Between long , mid- length , short dresses; create a casual, glamorous , sexy or rather chic and elegant style. The difficulty of choosing a dress and wearing a dress can be a real torment for some women . Feeling good about yourself also involves your wardrobe . So it is important to feel comfortable in a formal dress to enjoy the wedding or occasion .

Good news ! We're going to reveal some tips for you, so you can find your perfect dress .

An ideal dress for your body shape

Discover our advice which will help you find a formal dress that suits you and adapts to your body shape to enhance your wardrobe. Each body type is different and feminine . The formal dress is an essential in our wardrobe for special occasions like a wedding or a cocktail . Whether you are tall, short, thin or curvy... Don't panic, there is a formal dress somewhere that will perfectly enhance you.

What dress cut for my body type?

Long dress or short dress , straight cut, sheath or flared? Find a dress that really flatters you . Above all, it is important that you choose a ceremony model that suits you and that you like. Then think about the details, the little things that you prefer to hide or on the contrary those that you want to reveal during your ceremony when you wear a dress. It is essential that your dress adapts to your body shape to make you look as good as possible. A selection of dresses is available to you to complete your wardrobe:

If you are tall : opt for a long knee-length dress or a long dress at ankles that are perfect for you. However, you can also opt for mini dresses , short formal dresses, this will highlight your long legs.

For the smallest among us: prefer a short dress and avoid long formal dresses. If you have decided to wear one and you are quite thin... You will have to wear high heels to go with your long dress.

Your shoulders are broad and that “bothers” you: you can “cheat” and balance your figure by choosing a dress that is puffy at the hips for the ceremony. we avoid strapless dresses and the selection of dresses with shoulder pads. Find a cocktail dress that will slim your figure. Make your choice based on your body type.

Your hips are wide , and that bothers you? A skater dress , with a fitted top and a light, flowing bottom should soften your curves.

Don't like your stomach? Firstly, it would be preferable to avoid materials that are too thin which allow everything to show through, also avoid belts. Opt for straight and airy dresses for the occasion.

If you have generous curves : the line between “sexy” and “vulgar” is thin. It is best that you avoid prints and too pronounced necklines.

After having defined the type of dress that best suits your body shape. Now try to determine which color suits you . Depending on your skin, not all shades will necessarily be suitable.

white pleated silk dress for cocktail and wedding

Blue, green, white dress... What colors should you choose?

If you know the color of your complexion, you have a considerable advantage when choosing a formal dress. Knowing your shade will allow you to more easily identify the color palette that is most harmonious with your body type for your evening dresses. This will allow you to beautify yourself with colors that suit you perfectly. There are three types of complexion: warm complexion, cool complexion and neutral complexion which is a mixture of the two.

If you have dark skin, opt for evening dresses in a light color such as: a white, yellow, green or pink dress . Avoid browns and black which will be too close to your skin tone. On the contrary, if you have rather white skin, avoid light shades and choose a dress with a darker color. You can particularly focus on bright colors. Prefer a coral or duck blue dress.

For the more curious, here are some slightly more specific examples:

Do you have light hair, your eyes are light and you sunbathe easily? Your favorite colors are warm and light tones such as: orange, coral, bright red ... On the other hand, if you have difficulty getting a tan, favor cold tones by wearing pink, sea green, turquoise ...

If your skin tone is pale, your hair is dark, and your eyes are bluish or green. Opt for bluish tones and favor shades of pink and purple such as: raspberry, burgundy or cherry red .

Do you have dark hair, in harmony with your eyes and your skin is tanned? Set your sights on warm and dark shades such as: dark yellow, brown, khaki, coral ... If your skin is dark, focus on cool and dark shades, which highlight your complexion such as: burgundy, navy or even pine green .

From now on, you have all the keys to adopting a colorful style that will suit you perfectly. Of course, we ban the white dress when going to a wedding!

Trendy looks to give you inspiration

Yellow was voted the color of the year 2021. For the Spring-Summer season , pastel shades are mainly in the spotlight. Among them, we will find:

  • Powder pink

  • Light yellow

  • Light/sky blue

  • The green

  • Purple/lavender

However, we find much more peppy nuances like:

  • Fuchsia

  • The Red

  • The orange

The spring/summer trends are:

  • The return of color blocking is a practice of using a color as the main element of a look. In other words, your outfit will be built from its color.

  • The timeless minimalist look . This look is simple, understated but still refined.

  • The monochrome look : a total outfit made up of plain pieces or a set in the same color. The monochrome look can be presented in two ways: a color in the same tones or in monochrome with more or less light shades.

embossed silk dress for cocktail ceremony and wedding

Advice: the best materials to wear

To avoid sweating, marks under the arms and all the problems that go with it... Wear a dress that retains as little heat as:

  • Dresses in natural textiles, cotton , silk , chambray , jersey , poplin and linen . It is these light materials that will make you less hot in summer.

  • Evening dresses made from comfortable materials to wear under the sun: cotton is a breathable textile and therefore ideal. Poplin , because it is a soft and light fabric. Tulle is a transparent fabric and is also pleasant. And finally, silk chiffon is a material that is both light and flexible.

Our advices :

  • Ban synthetic materials at all costs, because the results are not there. Prefer a dress made from natural materials.

  • Avoid thick fabrics, such as heavy canvas or denim, especially during summer ceremonies.

  • As you will have understood, we recommend that you wear natural materials such as cotton or linen .

  • Preferring a loose dress can also be a good solution.

To avoid the cold in winter:

  • Velvet which is a resistant material

  • Silk has a double advantage, it preserves heat in winter and keeps you cool in summer.

  • Cashmere , because it naturally regulates humidity, which gives it great insulating properties.

  • Finally, wool , which is an active fiber, reacts to changes in body temperature.

These materials offer the best thermal insulation properties, which helps keep you warm in winter.

Our ideas and selection of dresses

black viscose dress and white pleated silk dress for ceremony

How to dress in a dress to attend an occasion like a wedding or a ceremony ? No need to worry about a complicated outfit or absolutely buy a designer dress. You just need to have beautiful clothes with quality fabric to complete your ceremony wardrobe. Here is a wide choice of ceremony dresses:

The short asymmetrical dress with a particular design is more suitable for women with broad shoulders, but a thin waist and hips. It helps rebalance the silhouette . It is a garment worn mainly on special occasions such as a wedding or during an evening .

The floor-length evening dress : long, tight-fitting or simply fitted dresses are perfect, especially if you are tall. It is ideal for special occasions or as a cocktail dress .

Prefer a short backless or mid-length dress , this is the most elegant for an evening dress or even to attend a wedding or other ceremony. For the holidays, you can also bet on sequin which is a must to shine and find a strapless dress.

The flared cocktail dress is sublime and comes in lots of different ways: V-neck, round neck, with or without sleeves... It's the little dress that goes with all your outings! Just like the short floral dress , ruffled wrapover . A very elegant choice for a wedding.

The midi cocktail dress is a formal dress with a retro side that never ceases to add charm. It allows you to put your legs forward without revealing them too much!

The marquise dress is the perfect ceremony dress if you want a “princess” effect. You can also choose a satin dress with a flared cut for a chic dress appearance.

The more developed your hips, the more you should opt for a flowing dress or skirt. The pleat will be sensational for attending a ceremony.

The essential of your wardrobe, the little black dress , whether it is: crepe, lace, satin, strap, short sleeves ... It will serve you well, because it is a sure value dress ! You can wear this dress as a formal dress as well as an "evening dress".

After finding a dress, all you have to do is match your shoes and accessories to your dress !

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