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Sequins 101: Choosing the Perfect Sequin Dress for Your Body Shape

by Goddiva Account 12 Sep 2023

When it comes to adding glamour, sparkle, and an undeniable touch of luxury to your wardrobe, sequin dresses are a go-to choose. Their shimmering allure can transform any occasion into a dazzling affair. However, finding the perfect sequin dress that not only suits the event but also flatters your unique body shape requires a bit of know-how. In this Sequins 101 guide, we'll walk you through the art of choosing the ideal sequin dress for your body shape, ensuring you shine as brightly as the sequins themselves.

Understanding Body Shapes;

Before we delve into the intricacies of sequin dress selection, let's briefly touch upon different body shapes. Everybody is beautiful, and understanding your shape is the first step to highlighting your best features while camouflaging areas you're less confident about. Common body shapes include:

  • Hourglass: Characterized by balanced proportions between bust and hips, with a defined waist.
  • Pear: Narrower shoulders and bust with wider hips and thighs.
  • Apple: Broad shoulders and bust with a fuller midsection.
  • Rectangle: Balanced proportions without a well-defined waist.
  • Inverted Triangle: Broader shoulders and bust with narrower hips.

With your body shape in mind, let's explore how to choose a sequin dress that suits you perfectly.

The Guide to Choosing the Perfect Sequin Dress;

Hourglass Shape: Embrace your balanced proportions with a sequin dress that cinches at the waist. A wrap-style sequin dress or a fitted sheath dress will accentuate your curves elegantly. Opt for dresses that feature sequins concentrated around the waist to draw attention to this area.

Goddiva Wrap Style Sequin Midi Dress - Purple

Goddiva Wrap Style Sequin Midi Dress - Purple

Pear Shape: To balance your proportions, choose a sequin dress that draws attention to your upper body. Look for dresses with embellished shoulders, intricate necklines, or sequin patterns that gradually fade as they move downward. A-line or fit-and-flare styles are your friends, as they flare out from the waist, concealing wider hips.

Goddiva Bardot Sequin & Lace High Low Midi - Black

Goddiva Bardot Sequin & Lace High Low Midi - Black

Apple Shape: If you're apple-shaped, direct attention away from the midsection by opting for sequin dresses with V-necklines. Empire waistlines are also flattering, as they cinch just below the bust and flow away from the tummy area. A slightly looser fit that drapes over the midsection will provide comfort and confidence.

Goddiva Sequin & Satin Dipped Hem Midi Dress - Navy

Goddiva Sequin & Satin Dipped Hem Midi Dress - Navy

Rectangle Shape: To create the illusion of curves, consider sequin dresses with ruching, draping, or belts that define the waist. Dresses with sequin patterns that wrap around the sides can also add visual interest. A peplum-style sequin dress can add volume to the hips, creating a curvier silhouette.

Goddiva Sequin & Velvet Bardot High Low Maxi - Navy

Goddiva Sequin & Velvet Bardot High Low Maxi - Navy

Inverted Triangle Shape: Balance your proportions by choosing sequin dresses that add volume to the lower half. A flared or pleated skirt will create the illusion of wider hips. Look for dresses with sequin detailing below the waistline to draw the eyes downward. Boat necklines or wide straps can help soften broad shoulders.

Goddiva Sequin Bodice With Front Frill Maxi - Black

Goddiva Sequin Bodice With Front Frill Maxi - Black

Sequin dresses have an enchanting ability to make any wearer feel like a star. By considering your body shape and choosing the right style, you can ensure that the sequin dress you pick not only fits well but also complements your natural features. Remember, confidence is the key to looking and feeling amazing in whatever you wear. Armed with the knowledge from this Sequins 101 guide, you're ready to embark on a glamorous journey of sequin dress shopping that celebrates your unique beauty. So go ahead and shine on!


Written By: Lauren Khan

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