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The Perfect Dress For Your Shape

by Goddiva Fasion 02 Oct 2009

Happy Friday All!

I am going to a wedding tomorrow morning and have been on a mahoosive hunt for a dress and obviously did a lot of research so that I could look my best... me being single and all!

So I thought I would share my findings with you and hopefully my guide will help you choose the right dress for your body shape!

So here goes...

There are 5 basic shapes: Apple, Pear, Strawberry (hmmm I am getting hungry now!), Hourglass and Rectangle.

The Apple Shape:

Apple Shape

 You are in proportion but tend to carry most of your weight around your mid section without a well defined waist. You probably have fab legs and boobs, so dressing is all about showing off these lovelies and to avoid adding volume to your middle.

Apple Celebs:

Drew Barrymore is an Apple Shape

Oprah Winfrey is an Apple Shape too

Apple Dress Styles:

Empire lines to hide your tummy, low cut necklines, flared maxis and wrap dresses 

Empire Line Maxi Dress

The Pear Shape:

Empire Line Maxi Dress 

Pear Shape

If you are bigger around the hips, bottom or thighs then you are a Pear! You probably have a lovely flat stomach so the trick is to add volume to your top half. Balance out your bottom curves with bold bright tops, puffy sleeves and large collars

Pear Dress Styles:

A-line dresses, with low cut necklines and embellished bodices with plenty of detail.

Embellished Bodice with Low Neckline

The Strawberry Shape:

Strawberry Shape

If you have broad shoulders and/or big boobs, you my dear, are a strawberry! This shape gives you an athletic look with a smaller waist and hips. Full skirts and wide leg trousers will balance out your shape.

Strawberry Celebs:

Charlize is a Strawberry Shape

Renee Zellwegger is a Stawberry Shape

Strawberry Dress Styles:

Renee Zellwegger is a Stawberry Shape

The Hourglass Shape:

Hourglass Shape

Fitted Bodice, Flared Skirt

If your body goes in at the middle, with a fuller bust and bottom you are an hourglass! You have a very sexy shape and must be careful not to drown in overly baggy clothing. Wrap dresses, waisted belts and wide legged trousers will work wonders.

Hourglass Celebs:

Scarlett Johansson is an Hourglass Shape

Kelly Brook is an Hourglass Shape

Hourglass Dress Styles:

Wrap dresses, tie back dresses, strapless and scoop or v necklines work best for you.

'V' Neckline Style

The Rectangle Shape:

Strapless Dress Style

Rectangle Shape

Rectangle ladies are fairly straight up and down though don't always have the boyish chest to match. There's no main area you want to minimise so you can get away with more things than most. A lot of you would love to enhance your curves though.

Rectangle Celebs:

Mel C is a Rectangle Shape

Cat Deely is a Rectangle Shape

Rectangle Dress Styles:

Halternecks. One shoulder dresses and shaped shift dresses. All skirts look great on your figure.

Hope the guide helps!

Have a great weekend all!






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