Choosing a dress for a formal evening occasion can be a daunting task for anyone.With the abundance of designs and colours out there, you’ll be spoilt for choice and often don’t really know where to start. Well, one way you can actually narrow down your choices is to pick a dress that flatters you body shape. Here are some of the common body shapes and the dresses that suit them:
Women who are this shape don’t have much curves, and have an almost rectangular body line. Therefore the best type of dress would be one that draws attention to the bust line, and has a hem that flairs out. Dresses that have an asymmetrical hemline will also create an image of more curves, as does dresses with a tight waistline.
Apple shaped women are larger in chest area, and therefore, dresses with an empire waistline will benefit them. The higher the waistline the better, as it will give a more balanced look to your hips. Therefore, loose skirts are the best. Short skirts will also look nice as it will make you look taller.
Pear shaped women have wide hips and fitted dresses suit them the best. This means that you should consider dresses with a fitted top and if you want, fitted around the hips too. Mermaid dresses look good on pear shaped women, as do A-line skirts.
If you have a waist that is smaller than your chest and hips, you’re said to have an hourglass figure. This shape is the most versatile and almost all dresses go well with it. One tip is to accentuate your waist with a dress that has a fitted waist, or you can add an accessory like a belt or sash tied around that area.
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