Have you changed your dress often in a short span of time because something about the fit isn’t right? It’s an endless frustration whenever you plan to dress for an occasion. However, there are specific dresses that suit a body type, and identifying your body type is the first step to achieve that perfect look. Style isn’t about wearing trends in vogue, but more about highlighting the best features of your body without much effort.
1. Hourglass body type
Nearly anything, but loose tops and bottoms, look great on this body type. It’s a completely balanced body shape that has a proportionate top and bottom part of the body meeting at a well-defined waistline. It’s a body to die for and flaunt it by wearing an outfit that hugs your curves and gives a well-defining outline throughout. Make sure to wear dresses that sit perfectly at the waist while you pair it with a top featuring a plunge V or a sweetheart neckline. You can highlight your waist by wearing a belt that sits below the belly button. In short, body-hugging dresses are the thing for this body type.
2. Pear body shape
Women with a triangle body type have a thinner upper body with larger hips, thighs, and butt. The trick to look proportionate is to wear dresses that add more volume to your narrow upper part. You can create an illusion of an hourglass figure by wearing ruffled tops that define the upper body and skinny jeans that help create an hourglass impression. Wide-legged pants and crop tops with V or deep necklines and even boat necks will help you achieve a balanced look.
3. Athletic or a sporty body type
A sporty physique has a slightly narrow shape in the hips compared to the shoulders. They can also have a not-so-well-defined waist and broader shoulders. However, wearing dresses in tulle and silk will help emphasize your feminine look. You can wear prints and varied textures to add more volume to your silhouette. If you have well-toned and muscular legs, you can wear a mini. Expose your toned arms by wearing a sleeveless that hugs your waist.
4. Rectangular body type
This body type is often well-balanced from the shoulders to the hips, and the definition of your silhouette is pretty straightforward. Place a special focus on enhancing your arms and legs since it’s the hourglass type minus the well-defined waistline. A-line skirts with ruffled and layered tops are your best bet. Choose dresses that add definition to your bottom part with necklines that add volume to your upper body. Go for sleeveless, strapless, and sweetheart lines, and combine them with long jackets that give a dramatic look to perfection.
5. Apple-shaped body
This body type has a significant volume in the midsection with a short and undefined waist. The legs are short, and women with this body type have flatter bottoms. Wear belted styles, drop-waist dresses, and swing dresses that enhance the volume in the upper part. A dress with an embellished top is also a great option. Wrap dresses and dresses with full skirts are perfect for concealing the midsection, giving a proportionate look overall.