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Cheongsam Dress Style for Pear-Shape—Part 2

How to choose a designer cheongsam for your body type is one of the most common inquiries we get receive in email. Following last week's Cheongsam Dress Style for Pear-Shape—Part 1 in which we talked about a common tactic of Hide & Conceal, we continue to explore a second method of choosing a Qipao, a Cheongsam or any tight fitting dress styles.

Cheongsam Styles for Pear-Shape

Distract & Balance

Many petite, especially Asian ladies are challenged by the Hide & Conceal Solution. Too much fabric easily drowns the small stature, or may be inapproriate for events that calls for a dress code that is sleek and simple. In such cases, Distract & Balance is a great alternative.

Sleeves such as that in Image 3: Diamond Capsleeve Lace Cheongsam is a common tool for balance. It should however be chosen with care, inot oversized compared to your frame, paying special attention to shoulder and chest width. Sleeve style is also important. The decision to pick a Dolman, leg of mutton, bell or tulip has to be a cautious one. Overdo it, and risk looking like Tarzan.

Draw the eyes up and outwards, with an element that stands out from the rest, such as a unique lace applique shown in Image 5: Fall Cheongsam, or paneled detailing that directs the eyes to the centre and towards the collar as in Image 8.

Another way of balancing is by adding volume to the upper body. Image 6: Honey Cheongsam Dress with it's voluminous ruching easily balances the heavy lower body. Image 7: Molten Cheongsam spots an interesting twist front design over a translucent layer of lace, drawing the eyes upwards. We guarantee no one will ever pay attention to what comes below.

Enough for now, let us tell you more about the last cheongsam solution to the pear-shape in the next article.



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