Find the Best Dress for Your Body
December 19, 2018 Marlena Chesner

Everyone has an incredibly unique and amazing body- it’s almost like your super power! That’s why we decided to dedicate some time to all the different (and beautiful) body types out there and what dresses work best for each.

Figuring out your body type is relatively simple. Just take a look at yourself in the mirror and compare to the following body types or utilize Calculator.net’s Body Type Calculator where you’ll input your bust, waist, and hip size for results.

According to their body type calculator, the most common body types are:

Now that you’ve figured out your shape, let’s talk about what dresses work best for you!

Apple

You have beautiful strong shoulders and your bust is wider than your lovely hips. So, when choosing a dress, you’ll want to add some volume or length to your bottom half. This will create symmetry and help you appear taller.

1. V-Neck

Apples want to draw attention to their hips and away from their shoulder and one of the best ways to do so is by wearing a V-neck dress with smaller straps. The eye will follow the v naturally, helping balance out your look.

2. Long Hem Line

Your top half is prominent (and gorgeous), but give your lower body some attention. Find yourself a wonderfully patterned dress with a longer hemline. This will this will naturally draw the eyes down your body and help you showcase your entire look.

3. Fit and Flare

Any fit and flare dress will do wonders for an apple shaped woman. This will add volume to your hips, create a slimming waist, and create harmony from top to bottom.

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The Dusty Velvet-Embellished Dress

Straight or Rectangle

Whether tall or short, you have a lovely straight figure with hips that tend to be smaller than your shoulders or bust. So, when finding a dress, you’ll want to help create the illusion of a waist. Hem length will really depend upon your height. Shorter women should avoid tea or mini lengths, which will shorten them. Taller women should avoid knee-length dresses, which will cut them off.

1.The Belted Look

This is one of the simplest ways to add definition to your waist. Just add a belt and run with it!  

2.Volume

Add some extra dimensions to your body with voluminous items- just make sure they’re balanced. For example- if you decide to add volume up top just keep it simple and straight at the bottom and vice versa.

3. Slip Dress

One of the best parts about your body type is the ability to slip into a simple, sheath dress and make it look stunning. Get inspired by the ’20s and wear it flapper style or add a belt to give your waist some definition.

 

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The Gold Shimmer Slip Dress

Pear

Your shoulders and bust are smaller than your strong, beautiful hips. So, when choosing a dress look for ways to bring the attention upwards while keeping the bottom simple and straight.

1.Voluminous or Eye Catching tops

The best way to bring the eye upwards is by choosing a dress with more detail on the top half than the bottom. This can be through asymmetrical sleeves, three-dimensional decorations, or even by ruffles.

2. Statement Necklace

Want to draw attention upwards? Throw on a chunky, statement necklace. Just make sure it’s on the shorter side. If the chain goes too far down, it’ll bring attention back to your hips.

3.Cinched waist

Create the illusion of an hourglass figure by cinching your waist. This doesn’t mean you need to go for a corset though! Ruching that spirals in or tucks to the side will make the same effect. You can also style with a belt for a quick way to add balance to any look.

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The Show-Stopper Black Dress

Hour Glass

The hourglass figure has long been associated with the ideal body because everything is fairly proportional. That doesn’t mean you don’t struggle to find the right outfit though! After all, you want to show off your lovely figure like everyone else!

1.Wrap Dress

These simple, elegant dresses are a wonderful way to show off all your curves. The best part? Just slip on, tighten enough to accentuate your hips, and off you go. Just make sure you avoid tea and right below the knee lengths as they can add the illusion of weight to your hips.

2.A-Line

These dresses pull you in at the waist without adding volume to your bottom half. To get the most out of your A-line dress, avoid the halter top as this will draw the eye straight to your chest and away from your figure.

3.Body Con

Show off your naturally proportionate figure with a bodycon dress. Not just any bodycon dress, mind you. Stay clear from cheap nylon dresses that will cling in all the wrong ways. Instead, opt for slighter more expensive dresses made from a firmer stretch material.

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The Easy-Breezy Jersey Dress

No matter what body type you have, always remember that it is beautiful no matter what you put on it! So go get yourself a new dress and party on!

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