Dresses. We women love to wear dresses and we usually go through umpteen dresses before finding the ones best suited to us. You would often see one of your friends, a poster or a celebrity wearing a beautiful dress but when you try it on, you find it to be very unflattering and most of the time, it’s because the dress doesn’t go with your body type. So to help you out, today I’m going to list out the types of dresses for all body types.
Types of dresses for a neat hourglass-
This is considered to be the perfect body shape by many. Even though there are curves they’re not on the heavier side. A neat hourglass has a build of a defined bust, waist, neat hips and bottom. Accentuate those curves of the body if you’re petite wear heels.
Types of dresses that would flatter- Bodycon, pencil, wrap, belted, mermaid silhouette
Types of dresses to avoid- Anything that hides the shape of the body
Types of dresses for a full hourglass-
This is the Kim K or the Nicki Minaj kind of hourglass while they have shelled out thousand of bucks to look like and if you’re naturally born like this then girl you’re a winner embrace those curves. A full hourglass has a build of a fuller bust, smaller waist, bigger thighs, neat hips and rounded bottom. Accentuate those curves and if you’re petite wear a pair of heels.
Types of dresses that would flatter- Bardot midi dresses, peplums, pencil, wrap, spliced
Types of dresses to avoid- Anything that hinders the shape of the body and emphasises the problem areas.
Types of dresses for apple-
Apple body shape has the build of broader shoulders, larger bust and more weight around the tummy area.
Types of dresses that would flatter- Pencil, bardot, wrap, sheath
Types of dresses to avoid- Bodycons, belted, peplum
Types of dresses for pear-
Pear body shape has the build with narrow shoulders, a small torso and heavier below the waist.
Types of dresses that would flatter- Wrap, empire waist, skater, peplum
Types of dresses to avoid- Pencils, strapless, mermaid
Types of dresses for rectangle-
Rectangle body shape has the build of an athletic figure, slim and straight with medium to long torso. Women with this body shape has very little to no problem area. Flaunt those legs if you’re petite add a pair of heels.
Types of dresses that would flatter- Strapless, ruffled mini dresses, wrap, belted, skater, A line, peplum
Types of dresses to avoid- Bodycons, pencil
These are only guidelines. Every woman’s shape is different and she needs to wear what she feels most comfortable in. What is your favorite type of dress and why?