How To Find Your Perfect Dress
Dresses are a girl’s best friend. They’re easy, versatile, and fun. There are amazing outfit options so you can feel like a billion bucks.
To find a flawless dress style, firstly, we need to get to the middle. Yes, at your waist! Determining where and how the waist of your dress fits you will make all the difference. Trust us! A dress silhouette states the overall shape that an outfit creates when it drapes around your body—it’s the dress outline. Different silhouettes aim to highlight or compliment different body types.
A-line dresses are perfectly draped around the waistline and then flare out progressively to the hem. The real magic in this A-shaped dress is that it can minimize the midriff, hips, and thighs, and draw attention to the bustline and natural waist, so they can’t elongate your frame like an empire waist. A-line dress aims to make the wearer look slimmer. That’s why these dresses are the first choice when selecting a dress for important events, most bridesmaids prefer A-line dresses because they fit every body type. The great news is that A-line dresses come in way more varieties that you can style yourself with.
Empire Waist Dresses are Flattering on all body types.
Empire dress came to rise in the late eighteenth century when Greek and Roman culture became popular in the public eye. The outfit featured a thin satin ribbon cinched just below the bustline of a long drapey dress. When Joséphine de Beauharnais, wore it. The dress popularized later became known as an “empire-waist.” Since the nineteenth century, empire waists have come in and out of fashion but became popular especially in the '60s. Now, more often wedding dresses are designed in empire waist style. Empire dresses are slightly similar to A-line dresses, with a fitted bodice that drapes under the bustline. The key difference is that from the bust down, the dress just drifts downwards, rather than making an angular shape like an A-line dress. This style is a winner for just about everyone. If you’re on the plus-size will help you redirect attention from waist and thighs to bustline, If you’re petite, this style will help state your shape – particularly in maxi dresses.
From sky-high to floor-grazing, get an (ahem!) leg up on what lengths you’ll love.
Wearing mini dresses is super fun, flirty, stylish, and can be worn by most body types. This is a trend that will never go away since it makes the woman feel sexy and can complement a figure. The key is your comfort level and the shape of the dress. Do you love your legs? Are you a little adventurous? Then go for it. The problem is that you cannot simply take a mini dress, put it on and expect to look fabulous. You must know some “rules” about wearing the mini dress. Even if rules are meant to be broken, these are some that you may not want to disconsider. Minis can lengthen legs when paired with a great heel, so even if you’re not tall enough to dunk, you can still pull this length off. The mini dress puts focus on the woman’s legs so why not make them look great with a pair of great heels? The high heels that are usually chosen are those that are traditional but experimentation is possible. We recommend that you consider platform heels as this balances out proportions and makes the woman even sexier.
Knee-length dresses are safe for work, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t also be sexy. Knee lengths are slimming, lengthening, and help balance your silhouette.
If you’re on the curvy side, a hem that falls just below the knee will look amazing, especially when paired with a killer heel. If you’re showing off your shoulders or bust knee-length is also a nice way to let those features shine, without any hemline competition.
Great news: This length can look awesome on every body type and it’s also the most comfortable dress style ever. If you tend to be on the athletic side, go ahead and rock a more billowy, shapeless style. If you’re on the petite side, you might want to add a belt or go with a more form-fitting cut so the dress doesn’t wear you. And for curvy gals, a belt at the waist or under the bust will highlight your shape without hiding your favorite parts.