Selecting The Right Dress For Your Body Type

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. When selecting a dress for a formal function one must choose the right silhouette for your body type. You may ask well how do I know what will flatter my body type? The answers simple first step is to determine your body shape. For example, are you pear, hourglass, apple, rectangle, or round. The key is to know your proportions, and find a great dress to accentuate your best features and hide everything else!

Pear body types are smaller on top than they are on the bottom.  For a balance look go for either full, a-line, or even ballgown. These skirts will flatter the waistline and make the bust stand out. Fitted bodices such as  strapless corset styles look best with this shape. Apple body types are top heavy. They have a wide torso including full bust, waist, and upper back. Avoid halter styles, heavely decorated, off the shoulder, and boat necklines. The most flattering neckline for a full best is the V-neck or plunging neckline. Go for a fuller skirt as well to balance the full bust out. Rectangle body types have very little curves. They have small frames and are considered athletic or slim. Be sure to select a style that will give the illusion of curves since you do not have them naturally. Select a dress that will draw attention to your bust with either a beaded neckline or bodice. Another way to create curves is by drawing attention to your waist. For example, a rouched or embellished waistline. Avoid clingy styles that will not add any fullness to your slender shape. The hourglass body types are curvy but proportional. They have well defined waists, hips, and shoulders that are well balanced. Two piece dresses and corset bodices look great with this shape and will enhance your natural curves. Accentuating the waist is always a good idea. Stay away from heavily beaded dresses as they tend to make you look heavier than you actually are. Last but not least, are round body types. They tend to have  a lot of weight around the tummy. Many round shape woman will go with a dress that covers a lot of skin, however, showing a little skin can make you appear slimmer often times and sexy! Choose a body style that is slimming at the waistline. For example an a-line style that slims the waist and lengthens the whole body without drawing attention to your midsection.

Now that you have identified your body type you are ready to find the perfect dress for your formal function! So Sweet Boutique has the best selection of designer gowns around town! They carry different designers with silhouettes for each body type.  Some of which include Sherri Hill, Tony Bowls, La Femme, Jovani, Flirt, Mac Duggal & more! Be sure to shop with them online or in store for some great promotions.