Are you looking for the perfect party dress to add to your wardrobe? Perhaps you’re looking for a cocktail dress to go drink some mimosas with the girls this weekend? Maybe you are searching for an evening gown that is going to wow everyone at the company’s award ceremony? Or is it a fancy wedding party that needs the perfect guest dress? No matter what occasion, when looking for the perfect party dress, one thing you need to do is make sure the style is right for your body shape. With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the best party dress styles based on body shape.
Inverted triangle – Firstly, we have the inverted triangle shape, which is when your shoulders are wider than your waistline and hips. Some celebrities with this body shape include Naomi Campbell, Demi More, and Renee Zellweger. Some of the best dresses to opt for include one-shoulder pieces, strapless, and V-neck dresses.
Rectangular body – Some people also refer to this as a sporty figure. Celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Keira Knightley, Kate Hudson and Natalie Portman have a rectangular body shape. If you do, you should look for dresses that define the waistline. Good examples include cinched fabric dresses, pencil dresses with a slit on the side, sweetheart necklines, and scoop neckline dresses.
Pear shape – Are your hips a bit fuller than your bust and waist(this would be me)? If so, this means that you have a pear shape. Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian are two famous celebrities that share the same figure as you. Some of the best dress styles for a pear shape include A-line or tulip skirt dresses, dresses with subtle shoulder pads, and dresses with ruffles on the shoulders. This is a dress type, I as a pear, feel comfortable and happy in and have worn this formula many a times over the years. Its my fail safe go to style for special occasions
Hourglass shape – An hourglass figure is one whereby you have a small waistline yet a full bust and hips. Some celebrities with this body shape include Scarlett Johansson, Blake Lively, and, of course, Marilyn Monroe. The great thing about this body shape is that you can get away with virtually anything. However, some of the best styles include A-line dresses, mermaid dresses, scoop necklines, dresses with belts, bodycon dresses, and wrap and pencil dresses.
Apple body shape – If you have an apple body shape, like Tyra Banks, Angelina Jolie, and Drew Barrymore, this means you have a fuller upper part compared with your hips and waist. Therefore, when looking for the perfect evening dresses, you need something with a drop waist or empire to make your waistline more defined. There are a number of different dresses with are suitable, including peplum dresses with an empire or high waist, A-line, skater, trapeze, swing, wrap, sheath and shift dresses.
Hopefully, that’s helped shed some light on some of the best dress styles for each body shape. I find it helps to take this into consideration when you are looking for a party dress, as when something fits your body well, you will look and feel sensational.