A Petite Girl’s Guide to Glamorous Evening Dresses

By Glossy Magazine

A Petite Girl's Guide to Glamorous Evening Dresses

A Petite Girl’s Guide to Glamorous Evening Dresses

A Petite Girl's Guide to Glamorous Evening Dresses

Good news! A growing number of retailers have dress collections designed with petite ladies’ unique body proportions in mind. Ever Pretty UK‘s petite evening dress collection is just an one-stop store for petite women looking for the formal look of their dreams.

What is Trending in Evening Dresses?

Here are some of the biggest trends in evening dresses for this year:

1. Cutouts. Daring cutouts and peekaboo details are huge this season. Evening gowns are featuring sexy cutouts along the sides, midriff, shoulders, and back. It’s a bold way to show some skin while still looking elegant.

2. Minimalism. On the opposite end of the spectrum, minimalist slip dresses and sleek column gowns are also trending. These clean, pared-back silhouettes have a modern sophistication with their lack of embellishment.

3. Sequins & Metallics. Head-turning sparkle and shine are always red carpet staples. This season, sequined fabrics, metallic threadwork, and iridescent finishes are key for channeling that glamorous sheen.

4. Vibrant Colors. While classic black is always chic, vibrant jewel tones and bright pops of color are huge too. Bold shades of fuchsia, emerald green, cobalt blue, and sunshine yellow are bringing the drama.

5. High Slits. Thigh-high slits on sleek evening skirts are putting some leg on display for a daring, sultry look. Slits can run along the front, side, or back of the gown.

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Petite Styles for Formal Affairs

When it comes to nailing that knockout evening dress look, there are a few key things us vertically-challenged ladies need to keep top of mind.

  1. Dress length. Going too long and dramatic with excessive fabric is an easy way to get overwhelmed and swallowed up. That’s why a midi or tea length hitting around the calves or ankles is usually the most flattering move.
  2. Waistline placement is everything! Get that puppy hugged right at your natural waist – not too high, not too low. An empire waist can work its magic too by accentuating and elongating your torso. Anything to create that illusion of svelte proportions, you know?
  3. Tailoring. An evening dress that’s too tight or blousy in any areas is just going to look schlumpy, not chic. Don’t be afraid to take that new gown to a tailor and have it nipped and tucked to pure perfection.
  4. Fabrics. Lightweight, drapey numbers like chiffon and charmeuse will flow over your curves without any added bulk or stiffness. Leave the boxy, heavy materials to the glamazons – we petites want floaty and flattering.

Ever-Pretty UK’s Petite Evening Dresses

Shimmering Long Sleeve Midi Evening Dress

A Petite Girl's Guide to Glamorous Evening Dresses

This dress is designed to flatter petite frames with an empire waistline and elegant ruching that creates a lengthening effect. The flowy chiffon fabric drapes beautifully, which is perfect for formal yet elegant look.

  • All-over Lace Evening Dress
A Petite Girl's Guide to Glamorous Evening Dresses

For a romantic look, this lace A-line dress can’t be beat. The delicate lace appliques are just gorgeous. The high low skirt adds movement while the fitted bodice defines the waist. An ultra-feminine choice.

  • Sequined V-Neck A-Line Midi Dress
A Petite Girl's Guide to Glamorous Evening Dresses

Make an entrance in this showstopping sequin tulle gown made for petites. This chic cocktail dress hits just above the knee for a sophisticated yet youthful look. The tailored fit flatters smaller frames.

  • Corset Ruffle Tulle Evening Dress
A Petite Girl's Guide to Glamorous Evening Dresses

Dazzle from head-to-toe in this petite corset dress covered in lace & tulle embellishments.

Go forth and slay in your dream evening dress, petite queens! The world is your runway.