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How to Choose the Perfect Dress Style for Your Body

How to Choose the Perfect Dress Style for Your Body

Either this is your first true dress, or you’ve had a bad experience with a dress that didn’t quite feel right. Oh dear, we’ve all been there, trust us. Whether it be choosing an outfit for homecoming or a prom, we all had our fair share of going with the wrong dress style. 

However, not anymore! Girl, we are here to tell you that you must choose a dress that complements your body type and shape. An outfit that highlights your best features and helps you achieve your dream look. Because sweetheart, sweet dreams are made of these. 

With that said, we are not going to tell you the simple dos and don’ts of body types. Instead, we’ll be taking a different approach, helping you find the ideal dress style for you! 

Let’s get to it!

Measurements Are Crucial

Before we jump into the body shapes, we will discuss how you can choose the appropriate dress style. It’s better if we explore another important factor, i.e., measurements. Also, we highly recommend you choose cloth measuring tape instead of metal one. 


Measuring shoulder size accurately will help you choose a dress that’ll fit you properly without restricting upper body movement. 

How To Measure:

To measure shoulders, put the measuring top on the top of one shoulder and stretch it to the opposite shoulder from the back. 


This will help you feel relaxed and confident. Having a loose or tight top can result in a very bad time. 

How To Measure:

Tightly wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust. Just make sure you don’t press down on the chest. 


The right measurement will help you select a dress that’ll help you highlight your waistline. 

How To Measure:

Measure from the thinnest part of your waist just above the belly button. 


Ensures the dress fits well over your hips and buttocks, providing comfort and style.

How To Measure:

Similar to how you measured your bust, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips. 

Your Body Shape: The Guiding Light 

By now, you may have an accurate measurement of your body (we hope you followed along). This will help you decide your body shape. Why is it important? Because it’ll help you choose the right dress style that’ll highlight your features, making you look AMAZING!

Also, never forget that your body is as unique as your dreams. So, let’s go over some common shapes and see which is yours! 

The Pear Shape

Oh, you’re one juicy as… okay, we are not going there, but you certainly have some features to die for, girl. You and I, both know how comfortable you are while sitting. Now, when it comes to choosing the ideal style for your outfit, you have to think in terms of balance. Focus on choosing a dress that makes your top look wider to create a balanced look. For your juicy shape, we recommend going with a cowl neck or low V-neckline. 

Given the importance of highlighting the shoulders and creating a bigger top appearance, we suggest you go with Style 94036. With it’s deep, low V-neckline and broad shoulder look, it will make you look STUNNING.

The Hourglass Shape

Time is passing… and we are passing right behind your glorious shape (insert drooling emoji here). If you are built like this, you already know you have an hourglass shape. So, let’s focus on how to choose the ideal dress style for your shape. While you may want a corset dress, it might not be the best option, as it can exaggerate your best features. Therefore, we recommend you stick with a dress with a simple neckline and eliminate sleeves. 

You don’t have to go over the top to create the ideal look. Keep it simple, keep it elegant with Style 20116. This dress is literally made with an hourglass figure in mind. 

The Apple Shape

You have a cute little butt, but that doesn’t mean you cannot look amazing. While the previous two shapes had to work on drawing attention towards their top, you have to do the opposite. For your specific body shape, you should go with A-line dresses because A for Apple, aha? Okay, bad jokes aside, it will help you draw attention to your waistline. You can also opt for a maxi-style dress. 

By adding volume to the bottom of the dress, you can create a balanced and attractive look. We think Style 94045 will be an excellent choice for you.

The Rectangle Shape

In the words of Eminem, “ I take anything in a rectangular shape.”  You possess a body shape that has the ability to make any dress work. You can literally take any dress and look amazing in it. But, athletic princess, you should focus on creating some curves and choosing the ideal dress style. You should go with a strapless dress. If you want something less revealing, you can opt for one shoulder dress. 

We’ll say go with Style 94048. This long, high-slit dress will ensure that you appear curvy and fabulous.

Think of the Occasion

Dressing in a way that is based on your body shape is great. However, it is also important to know where and when to wear it. This is where occasion comes into play. Here are some key points to consider:

  • Going to a formal event? A gown will be ideal. You can either choose strapless or with a V-neckline, based on your shape. 
  • If it is a cocktail party, then a mid-length dress will work perfectly. 
  • Anniversary parties call for a little more oomph and sophistication, so we recommend going for mid-length and long dresses according to your body shape. 

As for other occasions like birthdays, holidays, and tea parties, you should just focus on your body type unless there’s a specific theme. 

Oh, You Still Here?

We guess this blog is a little too amazing, huh? Thank you for reading this far. But sweetheart, your perfect dress isn’t going to choose itself. 

So, pull out that measuring tape, get accurate measurements, and find the perfect dress style for your body. 

Happy styling!