Stunning Basic Dresses for Your Body Types

 

Shopping for a perfect dress for your body type can be confusing. It’s helpful to know a few basic dress styles and which style looks best on your figure. No matter what body type you have, you can find the perfect dress for you and look gorgeous! Here are some suggestions.

 Empire Pleated Sienna Satin A-line Tea-length Gown

Empire Pleated Sienna Satin A-line Tea-length Gown

An Empire dress has an empire waist line and then flows close to the body and generally down to the ankles or floor. However, there are many variations of this style with shorter hemlines. This is a good style for ruler and pear shaped figures. Both should look for Empire Dress with embellishment on the top. Pear shapes need to make sure the fabric isn’t too tight across the hips. Apple and hour glass figures might look for a different style. Hourglass figures could get away with this style if the dress stays close down the waistline.

Lilac Over Cashmere Chiffon Knee Length Bridesmaid Dress

Lilac Over Cashmere Chiffon Knee Length Bridesmaid Dress

They are form fitting dresses that are generally solid colors or one pattern with little or no embellishments. They can be any length, but typically hit at the thigh or knee. These dresses are great for hour glass figures. They highlight all the best features of the hour glass perfectly. They can also be great for pear shaped figures. The trick for this figure would be to balance the top with the bottom. You can do this by adding a wrap, or short cardigan to the top.

 Pear Silky Taffeta Strapless Baby-doll Formal  Ball Gown

Pear Silky Taffeta Strapless Baby-doll Formal Ball Gown

This is a very trendy style at the moment. Baby doll dresses are cute, and generally less formal. Most of these dresses have short or cap sleeves. They can be paired with a cute short 3/4 sleeve sweater if you are self conscious of your arms. This style is definitely younger though. This dress that can be worn by all body types, with the right waist and hem line.

Apple figures should look for an empire waistline with a flowing skirt. The hem should fall right below the knee. Pear figures need to look for Baby Doll Dresses with embellishment at the top. Ruching across the bust would be perfect. The hem line should also fall right at or below the knee. Hour glass figures should find waistlines that hit at the natural waist. They can get away with a shorter hemline.

Burgundy Jersey Round Neckline Sleeveless Knee Length Hemline

Burgundy Jersey Round Neckline Sleeveless Knee Length Hemline

Know what kind of event you’re attending and if there is a dress code or not. Think about silhouettes that fit the occasion and start browsing to your heart’s content. Formal events often have a specific dress expectation for their guests, and you want to be the belle of the ball while still maintaining the proper decorum. Be confident in your formal gown and make rounds at the event. Let your beautiful evening gown carry you through the night.

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