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Men Look Great In Dresses

Updated on April 12, 2010

Ah the dress, the final frontier of feminine fashion. Do you dare go there? Would you know what to do if you went there? Today we have a dress special for men who have been curious about wearing dresses but were wondering just how to find dresses to suit them.

It can be difficult to find dresses that fit men, as women have notably different figures from men. Women tend to be either rotund, pear shaped or hourglass in their figures, whereas men are usually inverted triangles, with broad shoulders, narrow hips, and occasionally a bit of a belly to contend with as well. This is the reason that drag queens sometimes look odd even when they are dolled up in fine fashion – it's the shoulders giving them away.

So what can you do about that? Well, you can't very well go about lopping your shoulders off, so it is best to simply embrace your masculine figure whilst searching out dresses that suit it. Sleeveless dresses are a good choice for men as they allow the shoulders to burst forth in all their masculine glory. On the other hand, if you want to disguise your masculine breadth off the shoulder dresses disguise a great deal of broadness in the male shoulder.

Straight line dresses are also a good idea for men with similarly straight figures, however if you are looking to create a feminine silhouette, you may want to avoid straight lines and instead choose to wear dresses that flow and flounce from the waist down. A wide skirt creates the illusion of a narrow waist. Long skirts will create dramatic, mature feminine shapes, shorter skirts will give you a more youthful appearance.

But we cannot just stop with dress choice when it comes to looking good in a dress, underwear can play an important role in making your dress look pretty. A man's long line corset will help you to cinch yourself in and will remove any unpleasant or unsightly rolls that may appear under the soft fabric of a dress.

If a corset is going a little too far, it may be a good idea to invest in some shape wear, like that sold in the Spanx range. Body shaping underwear lifts the butt, slims the thighs and flattens the tummy, creating a more pleasing silhouette than might otherwise be possible to attain. It is also a great deal more comfortable than your average corset.

Remember, start from the underwear up, consider what impression you are seeking to make with your dress, and make your choices from there. It is quite possible for men to look good in dresses and skirts, all it requires is a little experimentation.


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      8 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this information Hope.

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      Michael Jay 

      8 years ago

      I really liked your hub. I like the way you presented the information with great images. Thanks for sharing this hub.


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