Top Three Tips
There are a few universal tips that we recommend first that will help every shape create a proportioned frame.
Use your outfit to balance your body parts such as your shoulders, hips or bust.
Carefully consider colours, lines and patterns to draw the eye to areas you want to be focused on. This can help create curves, length, emphasise and even hide different body parts.
Do not forget that it is okay to break the rules sometimes, as long as you have fun, are playful with your choices and flaunt your body with confidence.
The hourglass body shape is defined by fuller hips and bust, with a well defined waist . Generally, you will have an evenly proportioned shoulder and hip area with a smaller midsection that creates the hourglass shape. Choose dresses that define your waist and hug your silhouette to show off your shape. A dress with an empire silhouette will highlight your natural waist and fabrics like a form-fitting jersey knit will show off your curves. A dress with a mermaid or flared style hem is a perfect choice for your figure as it highlights your shape.
The apple body shape is similar to the hourglass shape, but is different as it is characterised by a fuller, less defined waistline. You will often have shoulders that are broader than your hips. For the apple body shape, highlight your bust and arm area and use structured fabrics like taffeta to streamline your look. An A-line silhouette will create shape beautifully with a flared style to accentuate your hips. Strapless styles work beautifully on apple shapes because they draw the eye to your shoulders. Wrap dresses are flattering and can be rocked in a bold pattern to highlight your shape. Dresses with an empire waist will create the illusion of a higher waist for a dramatic look.
The rectangle or column shape is where your shoulders and hip measurements are fairly uniform. Your shape can be defined by a straight up and down figure. A plunging neckline is a dramatically gorgeous option for accentuating your rectangle shape. A sheath silhouette will elongate the figure and streamlines the bodice for a statuesque figure, whilst also helping to accentuate and show off your neckline. Styles that highlight your waist with detailing in that area like a peplum overlay will create the illusion of a defined waist. Flowing and ruched dresses that feature a belt will cinch the waist and create an hourglass shape.
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