Hi guys! I think that you should always dress yourself in clothes that flatter your specific body type, regardless of what trends are popular in the moment. This is something I really truly believe because I think sometimes people get so carried away with being fashionable that they forget what actually looks good on them. I’ve been thinking about the idea of “dressing right for your body type” for a while now, so I put together a little guide of dresses that flatter 5 different body shapes! Check them out and tell me what you think…
Pear shaped bodies. For girls who have thinner upper-bodies but might be curvier around their butt and thighs, I think a dress that emphasizes arms and shoulders is most flattering. The dress above is perfect because it is fitted on top and then poufs out a little at the bottom, which will accentuate your thin torso and hide your curvier areas.
Apple shaped bodies. Girls with apple body types tend to have skinny arms and legs and a fuller middle area. I would choose a dress that falls loosely around your middle so that it shows off your thin limbs! I think this orange dress is such a fun color and it’s great for transitioning from summer to fall.
Boyish bodies. A boyish body type just means a body with very minimal curves. Boyish bodies tend to be thin up and down, so it’s important to create the illusion of curves with a dress that has a little peplum or creates the illusion of curves. I think this magenta dress will help girls with a boyish body type appear to have ladylike hips and a bigger chest…plus it’s the perfect dress for a date night!
Busty Figures. Girls who are blessed with a little extra curvature on top should wear a dress that balances out their chest and doesn’t hug too tight. A dress that cinches at the waist and is flowy on top will do the trick. This turquoise and orange dress is also great because the diagonal stripes will carry your eye across instead of just focusing the attention to your chest.
Petite frames. I love maxi dresses for petite girls because I think the long skirt creates an illusion of length and height. As long as your maxi isn’t so long that it’s dragging on the ground (this can easily be fixed by getting it hemmed!), this style dress will lengthen and flatter a petite frame.
Those are my picks! I did a lot of research before putting these together so I’d love to hear your feedback! Here’s where to shop for these dresses for your body type:
- Pear Shaped: Topshop Lace Strappy Sun Dress, $72
- Apple Shaped: Sheinside Orange Sleeveless Chiffon Dress, $30.01
- Boyish Body: Dorothy Perkins Magenta Shift Dress, $49
- Busty Figure: ModCloth Slant Be Stopped Dress, $54.99
- Petite Frame: Target Merona Women’s Maxi Tie-Waist Dress, $29.99
What body type are you? Will you follow this guide to dress for your body type? Leave your comments and questions below!
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