Why does wearing a trapeze dress cause styling problems? Trapeze dresses are shapeless, and so wearing one is almost like wearing a sack. Because of this characteristic, many women think that a trapeze dress is a good choice to hide figure flaws, but there are more effective ways to camouflage problem areas.
Besides hiding a woman’s shape, a trapeze dress may actually cause the appearance of an additional, unwanted shape. Many women complain that wearing a trapeze dress makes them look pregnant. This is fine for those who really are pregnant, but hardly desirable for a woman who isn’t expecting.
Despite these problems, it's often difficult to resist fashion trends. If you’re short and still want to add a trendy trapeze dress to your wardrobe, there are a few things you can do to mitigate the style’s problems:
- Stand up straight.
- Avoid a front panel or large motif that falls right over the stomach.
- Don’t wear a mini length.
- Belt the dress to create some shape.