Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Rough Guide to Dresses for Your Body Type

Body Type: petite and small-chested

...choose a ruffled or higher neckline, preferably with bust detail, horizontal stripes or pockets

Coral Daisy Print One Shoulder Dress by LOVE**Stripe V Neck Dress by Wal G**
 Leopard Katy Dress by Motel**Belted Button Shirtdress by Rare**
Rochelle Dress by Annie Greenabelle**Stripe Round Neck Dress by Wal G**

Body Type: athletic or boyish
...look for circle skirt cuts,  ruched details, and preferably with a belt to cinch in the waist, which instantly create curves.

Sheer Spot Dress by Annie Greenabelle**Mosaic Embellished Dress by Opulence**
Sweetheart Peplum Dress by Opulence**Chiffon Bandeau Dress by Rare**
Pleat Skirted Dress by Wal G**Skater Belt Dress by Rare**

Body Type: apple shaped

...seek out dresses with a looser and relaxed torso and an eye-catching bottom. It'll hide your tummy while highlighting a slimmer lower half

Lyne Dress by Motel**Alyssa Dress by Annie Greenabelle**
Aysemetric Sleeve Dress by Dress Up Topshop**Joy Dress by Annie Greenabelle**
Studded Dress by Sister Jane**Two Tone Silk Midi Dress

Body Type: pear-shaped

...opt for a V neck top and full skirted bottom. The V shape draws the eye to your natural waist instead of wider hips, while the full skirt helps de-emphasize big hips and bottoms.

Crochet Sleeveless ShirtdressSpring Daffodil Shirtdress
Pretty Wrap T-DressMoss Crepe Drape Dress
Pink Petal Swing Slip By BoutiqueBelted Shirtdress

Body Type: top-heavy

...go for dresses with wider, bigger prints on the bottom and darker colours on the top

Border Flower Button Midi DressSkater Dress by Annie Greenabelle**
Carey Dress by Annie Greenabelle**Tea Dress by Annie Greenabelle**

Body Type: bigger bust

Choose a neckline that offers coverage and avoid high necklines at all costs. Always opt for V necks, low round neck or wrap dresses to balance your proportions. Avoid wide belts or waistbands that shorten the upper body

Pocket Shift DressTie Waist Tunic
Plain Drape Front DressOpen Back Frill Playsuit By Rare**
Chiffon Cross Back Dress by Love**Dalphine Dress by Motel**


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