Choosing the Right Dress Length

A dress is an amazingly versatile article of clothing, and they come in many different lengths with hemlines to suit everyone. There is a dress length that is right for every body type, every occasion, and to show off everyone’s best features to their best advantage. From the wide array of choices it’s easy to find the right one for you.

An evening gown that falls all the way to the floor is a great choice for any event where formal dress is expected. The long dress speaks of elegance and sophistication, and will be at home at any wedding or other formal event, creating an attractive silhouette that can be sexy while still being modest. If you want something a little more casual without giving up the length, choose a dress with a high slit or some other accent that adds sex appeal and makes the long dress work for any evening out, whether dinner, drinks, or a night at a hot club. No matter what your body type you will look great in a long dress.

Often also called a cocktail length dress, a hemline that falls to the knee is a very versatile dress. This length lets you display some leg while keeping the dress modest enough for any occasion. A knee-length dress is perfect for just about any occasion, from a formal one like a wedding to the office or a dinner party. A cocktail length dress offers a great deal of variety, and depending on the style of the dress is can be incredibly sexy or a simple and modest dress. Any body type can look great in a cocktail length dress, but often women who are shorter find it difficult to wear this length. This is because the hemline tends to fall too far down. Even a dress that is right length on a woman of short stature can sometimes have the effect of cutting off the length of the leg, making the woman appear even shorter.

As the hemline rises, the sex appeal of the dress increases. If you aren’t quite ready to take on a mini-dress, you can show a lot of leg in a dress that falls above the knee at any length that is comfortable for you. Women of all heights do well with this hemline, and it’s a great choice for those who don’t want to show the upper part of the thigh.

A mini-dress is so titled because there is not much to the dress length at all. This sexy option can come somewhere in the upper thigh or even higher up the leg, the shortest of which being known as the micro-mini. Because of the revealing nature of this hemline, it’s generally chosen by women who are very comfortable with their figures. If your legs are in great shape, a mini-dress will flatter you well, and make the legs look longer. There isn’t much room to hide in these dresses, so wear them with confidence! A mini-dress is generally a good choice for clubs and other places where modesty isn’t a factor.