Looking for that special dress for a special date? Choosing a dress you feel confident and sexy in can be hard. The trick is to dress for your body type and highlight your best bits! Below are a few tips on how to choose a dress that suits you best so you can put your best foot forward.
What’s in a name?
Apple? Pear? Hourglass? The quest for the perfect dress is hopeless unless you’ve identified your body type. Before you hit the shops, make an honest assessment of your shape so you know which bits you need to accentuate or flatter.
Don’t be a slave to fashion
Okay, now you know your body type you’re ready to whip out the credit cards and pound the pavements! Keep in mind that you’re shopping for what works best with your body type. Don’t let yourself be sucked in by the latest fashion if it doesn’t suit you. You can always update your look with a fashionable scarf, belt or shoes if you’re looking for a touch of trend.
Top tips for your type
Follow the key do’s and don’ts that fit your body type to make sure you get a dress you can feel sexy in.
You want to flatter your top half and accentuate your bottom half. Spaghetti straps and high neck lines are not for you. Go for wide v-neck styles and dresses that nip in at the waist and fall straight down from the hips.
Wrap dresses are your best friend! Wrap dresses are great for accentuating your small top half and their nice A-line will flatter your bottom half. Avoid tapered or clingy dresses as they highlight the hips, which you want to avoid.
Straight up and down
If you’re lamenting your lack of curves then never fear! Feminine dresses in chiffon fabric will soften your shape and help to give you a curvy look. Dresses with gathers or pleats at the waist will help cinch in your middle and accentuate your bust and hips.
The most common mistake for curvy women is that they try to drown their curves in baggy dresses. The best approach is to look for a figure hugging dress that is tailored without being tight. V-necks are a great idea for this body type as are empire waistlines. Avoid dresses with pleats and gathers around the waist.
My name is Angela Ricardo Bethea and I am the founder and editor behind KoreanDoll.net ( and many other online publications ) ... I love the finer things in life, I'm quite a shop-a-holic and a certified jet-setter. So if I am not behind my laptop to blog, I'd probably be shopping if not traveling.