Dress season is upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited to restock our wardrobes! However, with all the new styles now available, from minis to maxis to jumpsuits, finding a dress that perfectly suits our body shape can be a bit daunting. There’s no need to stare blankly at the mirror. If you know your body type, our guide is here to help you find the right style for you. Summer is around the corner, and your dream dress is just a click away!
If you’re an Hourglass…
Celeb Doppelgänger: Kim Kardashian-West
Body Type: You’re curvy with a tiny waist. Your bust and hips are proportionate to each other.
Tip: You need to wear a dress that accentuates your best asset: your waist. Opt for a belted dress or a wrap dress for figure-hugging perfection.
Accessories: Draw attention to your slim waist by accessorising your outfit with a colourful or embellished belt. If you’re on the petite side, you can also add height and even more curviness to your figure with a sexy pair of wedges, such as Ciana.
If you’re petite…
Celeb Doppelgänger: Mila Kunis
Body Type: A petite woman is typically less than 5ft 3in or 165cm, with a more fragile-looking frame.
Tip: Avoid floor-length dresses, as they tend to overwhelm your small frame. Instead, show a little leg with a mini dress or opt for an asymmetrical hemline. Vertical prints or pleating can also help elongate your figure.
Accessories: Courts are the perfect accessory for you, as they add height to your frame and help elongate your legs.
If you’re a pear…
Celeb Doppelgänger: Beyoncé
Body Type: Your hips are larger than your bust. Your waist is well-defined, so you want to make sure you flaunt it.
Tip: You want to re-balance your silhouette by emphasising your upper body and de-emphasising your lower body. A dress with an open neck or strapless top and full skirt will help hide your wider hips.
If you’re a ballerina…
Celeb Doppelgänger: Karlie Kloss
Body Type: Your tall and slender, with the long and lean muscles of a ballerina.
Tip: Due to your long limbs, you can pull off maxi dresses perfectly. Since you have a slim frame, you can also go for a more slouchy look and really play up embellishments.
Accessories: Opt for flat shoes over courts, as you have already been blessed with an elongated figure.
If you’re an apple…
Celeb Doppelgänger: Melissa McCarthy
Body Type: You carry your weight through your middle. You have slim legs and an undefined waist.
Tip: Draw attention to your upper body with an empire waist or an embellished top, or camouflage your middle with a full or A-line skirt. Don’t forget to show off your stems!
Accessories: Keep your accessories to a minimum, as you don’t want to weigh down your frame. Instead, elongate your figure with a pair of heeled sandals, such as Chancy.
Visit our Summer Shop for more dream dresses and warm weather looks. We’ll help you turn heads wherever you go!