Best Summer Dresses for Your Body Shape
Understanding that women have different body shapes and how much that influences how clothes will look on you is one of the first steps about dressing well. The next step is to know which body shape you have and what type of items will suit you better.
If you want to find out which shape better illustrates your body, you only need to measure four key parts in your body: shoulders, bust, waist and hips. Your body shape is determined by the relationship between them.
It’s not (yet) too late to add a few Summer Dresses to your wardrobe. To help you make the right choice, here are a few suggestions of our best dresses of this season according to your body shape:
Apple-shaped bodies are round at the centre of the body, with the bust wider than the hips. If you have this body form, try to direct the attention to your slim legs.
Our Blue Kimono Midi Dress (£42.00) is a great choice for apple shaped bodies this summer. As it is a wrap dress, it adapts to your body well. It's an original, figure-flattering, light blue kimono style dress, perfect for these summer days and events.
Here’s a simple but beautiful midi dress that flatters this body type. Midi length skirts with belts to help define your waist are good tips for apple-shaped bodies.
This Navy Blue Midi Dress (£45.00) with flutter sleeves and floaty skirt is great for outdoor evening events – for casual but confident women.
If the bottom part of your body is larger than your top part – or to put it another way, your hips are wider than your shoulders – then you have a pear-shaped body.
Ruffles, pleated elements and other details that add volume in the upper part of the body are good matches for this body type.
This Blush Floral Midi Dress (£44.00) is a great friend of pear-shaped bodies. This wrap dress’ belt and flutter sleeves give you all the support you need at the top of the body whilst letting the skirt loose.
Maxi Dresses such as our Royal Blue Chiffon Maxi Dress (£65.00) are flattering too, with its puffy sleeves and a pleated voluminous effect on the bust thanks to the shirred waistband. If you’re looking for a maxi dress for a semi-formal occasion that suits a pear-shaped body, this is the one to get.
If you have an hourglass body shape, you have a defined waist and your hips are as wide as your bust. Figure-hugging bodycon dresses and mermaid dresses will fit you like a glove!
Wear this knee-length Orange Midi Dress (£35.00) with a halter neck if you want to be the queen of the dance floor! This is a bold dress that is perfect for a night out.
This fantastic Rose Cowl Back Maxi Dress (£60.00) with spaghetti straps, available in rose and sage green, suits hourglass figures better than any other body shape. It’s a good choice for weddings and formal events this summer.
Finally, what categorises the inverted triangle body shape is having the shoulders wider than the hips. If you have an inverted triangle body shape, your measurements are quite uniform and your curves are not as obvious. Dresses with more details at the bottom are generally good matches for this body type.
This Rose Belt Midi Dress (£50.00) is a standard good dress design for this body figure. The combination of its unique high-low pleated skirt with the wide belt and wrap over v-neck create an illusion of volume all over this dress.
Last, but not least, our oriental-inspired Black Drawstring Midi Dress (£44.00), also available in teal blue, is another flattering dress for this body type. The drawstring makes this a truly inspiring dress.
Written by Catarina Joele