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Cocktail/Formal wear forecast 2016/2017

Tuesday 19th July, 2016

Written and compiled by fashion guest blogger, Natalia Webster from blog Chic On The Run

Do you have a chic formal occasion coming up? Is it a wedding, school prom or a cocktail party? Fashion trends are always changing, so it's important to keep up-to-date! Teaming up with Envious Fashions, I have compiled the formal forecast for 2016. See below and get ahead of the crowd with these chic and glamorous styles! The Mermaid This gorgeous, form fitting style is currently very popular and it's clear why! This style hugs the body, showing off every curve until it drops at the knees revealing a stunning 'mermaid' tail. While many argue that this style doesn't go with every body type, I think it all depends on height of your tail! If you've got an apple or a pear body shape, choose a mermaid style where the tail drops just below the hips.

mermaid red formal dress

  Short and cute If your event is less formal or you are going for a statement heel, consider a shorter dress!

There are plenty of cuts to chose from that cater to every body shape so find the one that suits you.

black prom mini dress
 

  Bodycon Bombshell This one is definitely not for the faint hearted. If you are proud of your killer curves, show them off!

Don't forget the proper undergarments to get the most out of your showstopper dress.

red bodycon formal

  Class and Chic If you've got a black tie event coming up, you might be after a classy and sophisticated gown.

Channel your inner Kate Middleton, with this stunning piece from Envious Fashions! Don't forget to keep it sexy with some stilettos and a smoky eye.

navy chic gown
 
 
 
A Princess Classic
It's every girl's dream to wear a princess gown at least once. Whether it's a voluminous wedding gown or a flowing dress there's plenty of beautiful gowns to chose from! If you have an opportunity to wear a gown this fancy, make sure you take it. Your inner 5-year-old will thank you!
blue princess dress
 
Glam Queen Now if you're less of a princess and more of a glam queen then a statement gown might be the thing for you! Look for anything with sequins, glitter and statement prints. Don't forget to accessorise!
statement dress

The original blog post is also available here  and check out more more amazing tips on fashion, visit Chic On The Run blog.

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