The Perfect Dress for your Body Type
We women love to play with dresses. But as your body changes over time, it can be difficult to know what looks best on you. We’ll discuss what dresses work for your triangle body type, rectangle body type, hourglass body type, or apple body type.
Triangle body shapes have the unique advantage of looking amazing in wrap dresses or fit and flare dresses because they emphasize their slender waist, bust, and shoulders. Pick dresses that sit tightly at the waist and flare away from the hips, emphasizing how tiny your waist is. Be careful not to pick a dress with too much volume on the bottom, though, because this will add more bulk to your bottom half. You look especially good in knee-length or maxi length dresses!
You can also wear dresses with details around your bust and neck to bring attention to your cute shoulders.
We love athletic body shapes because they are so easy to dress! Your body is strong, with very similar measurements around your shoulders, bust, and hips. Most dresses look amazing on you because you can highlight any feature. It just depends on what you want to emphasize. If you want to show off your toned legs, wear a mini shift dress. Or you can show off your bust with sleeveless, low cut dresses. If you want to look more like an hourglass figure, try wearing a wrap dress or add a belt around your waist.
The hourglass body shape is widely regarded as the ideal woman’s body shape. If you have curvy hips, thighs, and a full bust, consider yourself very lucky! The best dresses to show off your body shape are fitted with a defined waist. Wrap dresses, shift dresses and fit and flare dresses highlight your natural shape. Avoid flowy dresses, as they will look baggy and could add extra bulk. If you have a loose dress that you love, add a belt to cinch your waist. Play with bold sleeves or fitted sleeves, as either will look amazing on you.
Apple body types have a fuller bust, fuller waist, with narrow legs. We recommend highlighting your legs and bust! Choose dresses that are fitted yet skim over your curves. Short shift dresses will show off your legs while creating straight lines around your midsection, to add height. If you’re going to wear a dress with a waistline, choose an empire waist. It will bring emphasis to your full bust and skim down your midsection nicely. Avoid dresses with extra volume on the sleeves or bust, as that will add bulk. Choose dresses with extra design and gathering around the legs to draw the eye to your slender hips and thighs.
No matter your body type, you can look amazing! Visit our website to shop for dresses that you will look and feel good in. If you ever have questions, we can hop on a video chat.