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How to wear a strapless dress with confidence

Nothing says Hollywood glamour like an elegant strapless dress, whether it’s for a red carpet event or your neighbour’s Christmas party. Yet this sophisticated silhouette can be a bit daunting – after all, it’s not a shape we wear on a daily basis. It might feel unfamiliar but don’t let that stop you. If you’ve got a fabulous strapless number that deserves to be worn, read our handy guide on how to wear it with confidence.

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    Get support.

    Without trusty straps, a dress can often lack support, and you don’t want to spend half your evening tugging up the neckline. To avoid awkward wardrobe malfunctions, look for something with a structured bodice. It should hold its hourglass shape even on the hanger – that’s how you know it’s designed with built-in support

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    Protect underarms.

    There’s no denying that a strapless gown puts a lot of skin on show, and it can feel a little exposing. So give yourself a secret boost of confidence with a seriously reliable antiperspirant deodorant like Dove Beauty Finish Anti-Perspirant Deodorant which is enriched with beauty minerals

  • 3

    Test your dress.

    Put the dress through its paces before you buy. In the changing room, stand naturally and see how it fits. Then try raising your arms in the air and bending over to check that everything stays in place. If it does, you can have total confidence that the dress won’t let you down on the night

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    Try tape.

    If you’re still concerned, try double-sided tape (known as body or fashion tape). Use it to secure the neckline exactly where you want it, so it stays firmly in place while you dance the night away

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    Avoid deodorant marks.

    If there’s one thing that ruins this glamorous look, it’s deodorant marks. Try using Dove Invisible Dry Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, proven to leave no white marks on 100 colours

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    Give skin some TLC.

    For a final confidence boost, give your arms, shoulders and neck a little TLC. Start with a gentle exfoliator in the shower, then apply a rich moisturiser to care for your skin and leave it looking and feeling soft. And don’t forget your underarms – a spray of Dove deodorant ensures you’re caring for the delicate skin there, too