SHORT works well if you’ve got a shapely pair of legs. Look for shimmering materials that catch the light or fringing that moves with your body.
The tiered halter dress from Matalan (£18) is ideal for someone who wants to feel safe and secure while dancing. It’s also a flattering shape for the super skinny or the woman who wants to hide a few lumps and bumps.
High-waisted glamour is good for concealing a less-than-perfect waist. Puffball hemlines allow movement and this shiny prom dress has a demure neckline to boot, £22 from Matalan.
For a really retro Twenties feel look for a fringed dress. Nothing else will give you quite the same ‘swing’ as you move. The Miso dress from Republic is £29.99.