The hottest outfits you could rock at a party or gala is a strapless dress. In order to keep that strapless dress up, you probably need a bit of cleavage, but what else can be done to make sure it looks right and works? The key to looking sexy in a strapless frock? A flawless fit.
You Will Need
* Well-constructed garment
* Bodice with boning
* The right bra
* Right accessories
Step 1: See how it hangs
Look for a strapless dress that retains an hourglass shape even when it's on the hanger. This ensures an hourglass shape for your figure, too.
Step 2: Look for boning
Make sure the bodice has boning — stiffening material that helps support the bust.
Step 3: Find the right bra
Find the right bra. Options include a strapless push-up or a longline — one whose material extends to the waist, helping prevent slippage.
TIP: With a strapless push-up, try on both your regular size and one cup bigger.
Step 4: Put the dress to the test
Try on the dress with different bras and put the combinations through lots of gyrations, especially if you plan to dance in the dress. Make sure it doesn't slip, pinch, or create unattractive lumps anywhere when you sit, bend, or move your arms.
Step 5: Wear the right accessories
Wear either chandelier earrings or a necklace that complements a bare neck and decolletage, like a choker or Y-drop design. Donning both will overwhelm the dress. Carry a clutch or small evening bag.
Step 6: Top it off
Top with a shawl or cardigan if you'll need more coverage. Now go knock some socks off with your sexy dress!
FACT: In 2001, there was still a law on the books in the city of Miami that made it illegal for men to appear publicly in a strapless gown.