The weather today may not exactly make us think that spring is right around the corner, but believe it or not it is and in this spring’s forecast are a lot of great dresses! There are so many great colors, patterns, shapes and cuts that are being used this season. I love wearing dresses and it is such a nice change of pace from being bundled and layered up all winter long. A lot of people struggle with which type of dress works well for their body so in today’s post I will run through a few body types and styles that work well for them!
First is the Apple body shape, this when someone fuller on the bottom. When picking out a dress keep the focus on the upper half of your body. This can be achieved by wearing a dress with V-necklines. This draws the eyes up and in leading them away from possible trouble spots. An empire cut on a dress will also help the focus to be on the natural waist, which is usually smaller than the tummy area. A-line cuts also help to give movement to the dress while concealing the midsection.
Next we have Pear body shape. The Pear shape is when someone has hips that are wider than their shoulders. Key elements in dressing a Pear shape would be to focus on the waist and draw attention away from the hips. Wearing one of the many of spring’s A-line dresses can do this. Again, by drawing the attention to the smaller natural waist the focus is taken off of the hips. Also, a great ball gown type dress will also help to hide the bottom half and accentuate the waist and upper half of the body. There are so many options this spring for more ball gown style maxi dresses. Remember it doesn’t have to be a black tie affair to find a ball gown style dress, if it’s for more causal wear just make sure that the fabric is more causal.
Third, is the Hourglass body shape. The Hourglass can be described also as curvy; women with this shape are similar in size on top and the bottom with a smaller waist. When dressing an Hourglass shaped body you want to draw attention to the great curves. This can be done by wearing a sheath, which is more of a figure hugging style with a defined midsection. A sheath will show off a bit of the curves while highlighting the waist. Another option, for a fancier occasion would be a mermaid shaped gown. This style also accentuates curves while drawing attention to the smaller waist.
Our final shape for today is the Rectangle. A Rectangle shaped body is straight-waisted with pretty much the top and bottom halves matching. While a Rectangle shaped body is well proportioned it does need a little help defining the waist. A dress with ruching will help to do this. It brings the eye in and draws attention to the waist. Again, the ever wearable empire cut will help to define the waist as well. Belts are also a great way to help define the waist and this spring there are quite a few dress styles with belts already built in which takes the guesswork out of the shopping process.
No matter your body shape, there is a perfect dress (or two or three!) out there for you this spring!