When it comes to prom dresses, there is such a wide variety to choose from. Dress designers create there looks based on the many types of body shapes that exist. See which dress type flatters each figure best:
- Apple – This body shape carries weight in the middle section with a shorter waistline and slender legs. Dresses that feature an empire waist or heavily embellished tops help to draw attention to the upper body and create balance. A-line dresses with full skirts also look stunning on apple shaped bodies. Dresses with accent ruching at the waist can help create the appearance of a slimmer midsection.
- Busty – Busty body types have large bust area, narrowed hips, and an undefined waist. To create balance between a busty top and narrow lower body, choose a dress that hugs the hips and defines your waist. Avoid short dresses, as this can further cause an unbalance in your appearance.
- Slender – Slender body types have thin frames that should be accented! Fitted dresses look stunning on this body type, as well as empire waists, asymmetrical necklines, belted waists, or dresses that feature a high slit. Any dress that features an accent at the wait or hip can help add dimension to a slender body type.
- Hourglass – This figure is curvy with proportionate bust and hips balanced by long legs. Celebrate a well-defined waist with natural waistlines, form-fitting tops, dresses with v- or open-necklines, or wrap dresses.
- Pear – The pear body shape is one of the most versatile body types. This shape typically features a broader hip area, small bust, and well-defined waist. Create balance by adding volume to the upper body in a fitted open neck dress or one with a strapless top. Ballgowns and A-line dresses also look fabulous on this body shape.
- Petite – This body type is typically under 5’ 4” tall. Dresses that show a little leg, like short prom dresses or hi-low styles, help to create the appearance of length. Similarly, slim-fitting dresses with vertical prints or high necklines also help to create length and extend an otherwise petite frame.