How To Dress For Your Body Type

With the festive season approaching, we’re all faced with the inevitable question. ‘What to wear?”

Worry not as we’ve got your back and promise to help you look chic and dazzling in dresses that flatter your body type.

1. Slender

Opt for a body-hugging dress with peplum detailing at the waist. This emphasis on your hips will give your bottom the illusion of being more rounded and voluptuous, while still highlighting your thin arms and legs. Pick one with all over sequins or bold patterns for some instant glamour!

2. Hourglass

Make a fit and flare dress your new BFF. Pick one that cinches above your belly-button to accentuate your defined waist. Stay with solid colors and patterns to let your body type do all the talking. A deep V-neck can always help spice things up.

3. Pear

Empire waist dresses flatter your body like no other as they draw attention to your top while concealing your bottom. A pretty feminine number with pleats in a pastel shade will truly make you the belle of the ball. Pick one that ends just above your knees to camouflage the thigh region.

4. Athletic

Steer towards gathers and fluttering drapes to add volume and give the appearance of curvier waist and hips. Dresses with well-positioned cut outs, say at the waist, can give a bold touch to your look. Make sure to show off your toned arms and legs!

5. Apple

Lean towards puffy long sleeves to balance out your upper torso and shoulder area. Wrap dresses will pull attention down to your prized bottom half. Remember to have fun with prints and colors to make your outfit more exciting! If you feel that option is too safe for you, pick a strapless dress with a balloon skirt or pockets to create a proportionate bottom half.

Some Extra Tips!

  • If you’re a lucky dame with legs that go on for years, try experimenting with midi dresses that compliment your long frame.
  • If you boast of a very full figure and can’t find the right length for your dress, high-low or uneven hemlines are big in the fashion world currently.
  • Parties are about having fun so make sure to have a blast while picking and rocking out your lovely new dress!