Dressing for your Body Shape

Posted on August 15 2019

Dressing for your Body Shape

Just like diamonds, dresses can be a girl’s best friend - they’re versatile, comfortable and fun. No matter what your shape is, there are amazing dress options so you can feel like a million bucks.

To find the perfect dress to fit your body shape, determining where and how the waist of your dress fits is essential. Trust us!


Here are some silhouette styles to suit your body:

  1. Empire Waist - Just under your bust.
  2. A-Line - Fitted at your natural waist.
  3. Drop Waist - Sits at the upper hip.
  4. Mermaid - This fitted gown hugs the length of the body before flaring out at the knees in a romantic skirt.
  5. Short - A dress fitted to every body shape. 

    Empire Waist 

    We promise the concept is quite simple. If you’re on the curvy side, empire dresses will help you play up the bust and minimize your less favorable parts. If you’re more petite, this style dress will help define your chest area. 



    An a-line style dress is fitted to your waist which then flares out gradually. This style dress is best for Apple-shaped, or straight shaped girls, drawing attention to those amazing legs. 


    Drop waist 

    This style is usually a mini length dress that can modernize your look. It looks best when it hangs freely. Drop waist works best with athletic, lean, and boxy shaped bodies that hits in all the right places. 


    Mermaid is a dress style best suited for slender frames or women with hourglass figures who love flaunting their curves. Perfect for any event that is flattering for most body shapes. 


    From tea-length hemlines – hitting between the knee and ankle – to knee-length and high-low styles, short dresses are perfect for showing off your legs, dazzling shoes, and epic walk. 

    One Last Thought!

    Everybody and every body is different. If you’re not one of these shapes—that’s ok! These dressing guidelines are best used as a starting point to understand the basics. And, let’s be honest—most women are a combination of several! It’s all about mixing & matching until you find what’s best for you.


    Just remember, 

    Self-confidence is the best outfit, rock it and own it!



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