What to wear for your body type

We all have different body types, and not everything you see in pictures will suit you. It is important to know what will suit your body so that you look good and feel comfortable in your dress. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when "hunting" for your perfect dress.

Dresses to suit most body types:

Whether you’re tall or short, slim or curvy the following dresses will suit you!

The Basque Waist can be either a bodice or a dress with a low U or V silhouette waist, which gives an illusion of length. It is a popular cut for wedding dresses and gives the bride a Cinderella look, but also works well for prom dresses.

The Hankie Hem, as seen in the picture, falls in graceful points at the hem, resembling a scarf. This gives the illusion of height. The dress flares out towards the bottom, which disguises most of the body. This type of dress usually falls below the knee, and is perfect to show of a sexy ankle and calf.

The Halter dress is another dress that suits most body types, also seen in the same picture. This dress is perfect to accentuate beautiful breasts.

The fuller figure

Although darker colors are usually more flattering, a fuller figure girl can still wear any color as long as the shape of the dress is flattering, even a white dress can look good as seen here with a lacy Empire Dress. The Empire style dress has a raised waist this creates the illusion of length; this is a perfect dress to hide a bottom-heavy figure or a thick waist.

Another perfect dress to hide a bottom-heavy figure is the A-line Dress. This dress is narrower at the top, flaring gently wider toward the bottom, which disguises the bottom.

For a fuller figure remember the following tips when choosing your dress:

  • Wear dresses that accentuate your best features, for example a Halter neck shows off your face.
  • Darker colors are more flattering
  • Don't wear too tight fitting dress

The Slender figure

The Mermaid dress (seen in the picture) is an ultra sexy dress. It is close fitting from top, through the hips and flares slightly mid calf and is the perfect dress to add curves to a slender body.

A sheath dress works well on a well-toned body. It is a figure-hugging dress with a defined waist. It can be worn long or short, as seen below in this black sequenced dress.