I am tall and skinny. What kind of Prom dress will make me appear fuller?
Dear Jessica -
A great silhouette for your body type is the full-length empire waist. It falls to the floor (perfect for girls with height) and the empire waist will give the skirt a lovely fullness, making your frame look fuller. The Sue Wong Silk Maxi Dress ($368) pictured to the left would be perfect.
You should also look for dresses with ruffles, tiers, pleating, or draping, all of which will add some dimension and fullness to your frame. The BCBGMAXAZRIA Strapless Bubble Dress ($260) pictured below has a short hemline to show off your long legs, plus draping all around to give the illusion of curvier hips and rear.
And here's a gorgeous Yellow Tiered Evening Gown from Scala ($298) pictured at the right. It has a column silhouette which elongates, but at the same time the flirty tiers will add some fullness to your shape.
You may have to try several dresses before you find the perfect one but don't fret, every girl, no matter what her body type, goes through this at Prom season. The most important thing is that you get the dress that makes you feel beautiful and confident.
Have a great Prom and don't forget to send pictures! --Angel