If you want to look and feel your best, then choosing a dress that’s right for your body shape is an absolute must. With the right dress you’ll accentuate your best features and disguise the rest. The correct dress will help flatter your figure, making your silhouette appear balanced.
Luckily, there are so many fabulous styles available today; there is something for everyone, no matter what your shape.
So let’s take a look at the 5 general body shapes and what styles work best…
Apple: choose Empire waistlines and A- line dresses. These styles have a fitted top and high waistline, which moves the attention away from your midsection. Our red dress is a seamless complement for an apple shape, as the neckline and lace detailing draws attention away from the midsection, while the flowing skirt balances the silhouette.
Pear: avoid dresses which have a tight skirt, choose a flowing skirt, in soft materials like chiffon, thatwill compliment your bottom half. Choosing a dress with an embellished top will add balance and sophistication.
The teal dress, with its beautiful embellished bodice, is a perfect example of how to enhance and balance a pear shape.
Triangles: need to soften their top half by choosing a low cut neckline, in a ‘u’ or ‘v’ shape. Like a pear shape you need to add balance, so avoid a tight fitted skirt which will enhance your wider top half. An A-line dress is the best style for your shape.
Rectangles/Ruler: add some curves with a tight fitted top and flowing skirt, this will create an hourglass illusion and really enhance your body shape. Our purple dress showcases how a beautiful and elegant silhouette can be created with a full skirt.
Hourglass: This is the ‘classic’ female shape which is lucky enough to be able to pull off just about any dress style. If you are an hourglass shape, you should look into other factors when choosing the perfect dress, like your height. Petite frames should wear shorter skirts, because this helps add the appearance of height. Also keep to one colour to improve the illusion of height.
Tall frames have an easier time pulling off long, flowing skirts. A long skirt should touch the ankle bones; if it is shorter it will look too small. If you are tall, you also have the ability to go for bolder patterns and prints.
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