Best Masquerade ball dresses
Masquerade balls have experienced quite a lot of change from the time they started off during the 15th and 16th centuries. In those times, Masquerade balls were strictly formal affairs, mainly centered on dancing, and limited to the rich classes only. Now, Masquerade balls have taken more of a semi-formal party like atmosphere where ostentatious gowns no more remain a compulsion. Although the mask has stayed because that is pretty much what is Masquerade all about.
While you may not find special Masquerade categories for dresses at high end fashion departmental stores such as Lord and Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York Dress or Nordstrom, you can still browse through the huge collection of dresses and find one that suits the theme of the Masquerade party you have to attend. This is one of those events where you would find most cultural variation across countries as you go from Africa to Europe, Asia to Middle East, and Australia to Canada because of being based on themes.
While you find the right kind of Masquerade Ball dress to wear, it is also important to know how to actually dress for such a party, for which you can go through the following tips;
Choose the right cut
Never get caught up in the notion that it has to be voluminous masquerade ball dress to suit the event. As stated initially, the only thing that’s remained as it started is the mask. Other than that, you can play around as you like based on your preference. Choose a cut that flatters your body type. If you are tall and slender, you can go for a large and voluminous masquerade ball dress to complement your figure. Contrarily, if you are short and petite, have your eyes on restrained, small and minimal cut masquerade ball dresses so that you do not look hidden or wrapped in the dress. The bottom line is to choose what suits you rather than getting carried away by what everyone else perceives a Masquerade ball dress to be.
Moreover, when it comes to color, keep in mind that there has to be an element of mystery in your Masquerade attire. This is to say that go for dark shades which help maintain an aura of mystery and depth. Unless otherwise stated as in the case of cocktail or tropical themed Masquerades, the safe option is to opt for deep colors such as chocolate brown, deep magenta, raspberry red, scarlet and other similarly saturated shades.
Accessorize only after you have analyzed the look, complete with the mask
Unless you have been told by the hosts of the party that no amount of ‘ostentatious’ is enough, it is better to accessorize carefully. The better way is to don the most important one first, the mask, and take a long look in the mirror as to any more accessories are needed at all or not. If your accessories are disrupting the impact of the Masquerade ball dress and mask, drop them.
On the contrary, if you feel that the look is lacking in impact and needs more pomp and show, go for some heavy earrings and a chunky bracelet, which is quite enough.
Before you purchase the dress, go through the 2016/2017 masquerade ball dress trends and then make a choice which broadly coordinates with those themes. Whether you live in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, Memphis, Colorado or New Orleans, you can easily get your hands on the trend forecasts and coordinate them with your own taste and given theme. If you wish to don more flamboyant and elaborate Masquerade ball dresses, don’t forget to keep an eye on any upcoming sales and discounts on ball dresses, being offered at major stores, retailers and manufacturers of the same. Our masquerade ball dresses will make you look even more beautiful than you already are!