Dressing Up Your New Look After Cosmetic Surgery: Finding the Perfect LBD
December 20, 2013
While for some of us holiday parties are winding down, we all have one final big event to look forward to before the year is officially through: New Year’s Eve. It’s a great time of year because we start looking forward to things to come, plans for the future, and new goals we’d like to accomplish. But before we get there, why not enjoy one more celebration of everything we’ve achieved in 2013?
A lot of my patients have made changes in their lives that are worth celebrating. But some of these changes can also pose new challenges. When you’re used to dressing a certain way your whole life to play up your assets and to hide areas that make you feel less confident, dressing up for a night out after you’ve made a physical transformation can feel a bit complicated. Maybe your favourite go-to cocktail dress doesn’t fit the same way anymore, or maybe you want to keep the focus on your newfound confidence. Or maybe you just want to flaunt your new look! I’ve been talking with my staff and my patients to find out their best tips for looking great through this transitional period.
Time and time again, the conversation kept returning to the classic party staple: the little black dress (or “LBD”). Everyone seems to love this look because it’s so versatile. All you have to look for is the shape that meets your needs.
Patients who have undergone Brazilian Butt Lifts, liposuction, or similar cosmetic surgery procedures to define their curves have lots of options. Tight-fitting body conscious dresses that accentuate the waist are great for those who want to flaunt it. The right kind of ruching can also draw the eye all the right curves. Those who prefer not to go quite so bold can look for dresses with fitted tops that go in at the waist and flare out to a fuller skirt. These looks are all about defining the waist and embracing that hourglass shape.
Women who have had breast augmentation can show off their bust with asymmetrical necklines and sleek waistlines. If you’re feeling daring, go for a plunging v-neck and pair it with a more modest, midi-length skirt. V-neck and scoop necklines look great with fuller cleavage, while most boatnecks will tend to be unflattering. If you want to balance out your new shape, you could opt for a long sleeve combined with a mini skirt to draw equal attention down to the rest of your body. Watch out for anything too tight around the bust that might compress your curves and make you look boxy.
Dresses with geometric cutouts are still on trend, which is great news for those who have undergone cosmetic surgery procedures such as tummy tucks or Mommy Makeovers. There’s also the option to change it up and go for separates, pairing a skirt with a crop top. These are providing lots of sophisticated ways to show off a more toned looking midsection.
No matter how you choose to celebrate, I hope you get to enjoy lots of holiday time with all of your friends and loved ones. Enjoy celebrating a new year – and a new you.