You adore a trumpet-style dress but what if fit-and-flare doesn’t exactly accentuate your natural shape? Finding the perfect dress isn’t just about what you like, it’s also about what style looks best with your body type. Here’s a few tips to get you started. Once you’re in our store, our knowledgeable stylists can help you find the perfect fit.
Apple – Look for a dress that cinches nicely at the waistline, then flows out into a subtle
A-line. In addition to cinching, bodices with texture—think ruching or lace—provides structure to your midsection.
Pear – Accentuate your slender upper body with thin straps, a deep V neckline, or fitted bodice; play to your hips and thighs with structured fabrics that won’t cling and billowy skirts (that won’t either).
Straight – If you weren’t born with them, buy them— curves, that is. A ball gown that cinches at the natural waist with a billowy, floor-length skirt can give the illusion of curves.
Curvy – Play up your hourglass shape with a drop-waist or mermaid-style gown. While a sweetheart neckline perfectly mimics your natural shape, avoid plunging necklines that show too much up top.