I need to get a couple of formal dresses, but I'm heavy set in my hips and thighs, but I'm lean in my upper body. I have no clue how to go about looking for a dress, (not a dressy type as you can see). Do I go for a shorter dress to accent my calves and try to balance myself out? Or do I go for a long elegant gown? I've tried some long gowns but I hate how they accenuated my hips. Any help would be great! I need dresses for a formal event, another formal (charity), and a wedding, but the wedding is in august. I'm more worried about the first two dresses! TIA!