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Misaislestyle.com have a vast knowledge of body shapes not to mention the ability to find the right style and cut of a dress to suit just about anyone. We understand how important it is that every women should know and understand her shape in order to draw attention away from imperfections and highlight a women’s best parts, which is why we have designed this body shape guide to ensure you’re all on the right tracks to finding that perfect dress.
There are mainly 5 common types:
Hourglass, Pear, Apple, Inverted Triangle and Rectangle
We say hourglass is the most ideal shape among all these 5 because of its balanced proportions, almost same width shoulders and hips with a very defined waist, which means hourglass gets the curves on all the right places. So Hourglasses can have much more choices than other 4 ones. The only thing is to ensure that the balance is maintained and the curves are not hidden.
Almost all styles can be fine. But corset Mermaid/ Trumpet will especially flaunt your figure;
Low-necklines like V-neck and strapless could all be great choices;
Dress in soft fabric which can really accentuate and flow with your curves;
Add belt on your dress around the thinnest part of your waist to bring out the best.
Like Empire or Ball Gown, dress styles may add weight to either half of your body.
This is the body shape that your hips wider than the shoulders, like the pear. We can also call it triangle shape. So the hint for this body shape is downplaying your hips and drawing attention up to your shoulders and bust.
The best choice may be Ball Gown, which featured in embellished fitted bodice and full skirt which will enhance the bust and also disguise your fuller hips, so that people can have focus on all your charming side;
Empire, Off-the-Shoulder, these designs flatter, as they will highlight the upper part of the body.
Mermaid/ Trumpet and sheath will make people easily draw attention to your bottom.
This is a top-heavy shape when the top half is bigger than bottom part, if you have full chest, hip and flabby tummy with little waist definition, which make torso look rounded. For girls featured in this body shape, the tip is obscuring heavy top and show off your slim limbs.
Low necklines like V-neck and Sweetheart, it’s a great way to highlight the bust and keep eyes away from your tummy, keep the balance and create slim appearance;
Empire and A-line silhouette, a right Empire will de-emphasize the waist and obscure the tummy while A-line almost looks great on almost all body shapes;
Short length dress like Tea-length and knee length are amazing, we said Apples have confidence to show off your slim limbs;
Detailed Design like asymmetrical cut dress hem, ruched and pleated designs or embellished details on shoulder, neckline or sleeves area.
Spaghetti straps may cut into your shoulders;
Dresses with many details on bodice will draw too much attention to your midsection;
Mermaid/ Trumpet will enlarge your widest part.
If you have the shape that is wider on the top of your body, with hips narrower than your shoulders, then you are definitely an Inverted Triangle. We say this body type lacks curves, so trying to add balance and proportion, so that people will draw attention away from your shoulder-line.
A-line, Empire and Ball Gown, they all have flare hem so that accentuate the small waist and also add volume to the narrow waists and hips;
Necklines like U OR V will also help slim down the upper half and add the needed sense of balance;
Dresses with wider straps to narrow your wide shoulders;
Add details such as embroidery, beading, pleats or ruffles to create curves around your bottom;
Wear a belt to force the eye downwards.
Stay away from strong details on shoulders, such as Off-The-Shoulder neckline;
Or select neckline has embroidery around;
Puffed Cap sleeves will also draw attention to your wide shoulders, so think carefully.
We want say this kind of like ideal shape Hourglass, your shoulders and hips are still about the same width but, without the very defined waist, just in straight line, so we have the hint for the Straights, create your waist curves.
So styles with curves, think about it, then we have a list of ideal options: Empire, A-line, Mermaid and Ball Gown;
Strapless, V-neckline, Scoop, sweetheart and One-shoulder, all of them can draw attention upwards;
Also wrap a belt around your waist will definitely add shape to your straight line;
Use eye-catching designs like Ruffle and Ruching.
Sheath and Dropped Waist silhouette will make you look boxy.