Best Dress for Body Type

Best Dress for Body Type – How to Find the Perfect Dress for your Figure. Dressing for occasions isn’t always easy.

Best Dress for your BOdy Type

We wear dresses to work, events, functions and special occasions. When I started working in NYC for Donna Karan back in 2000, I remember my boss telling me I looked the best in a halter dress and a asymmetric dress because they showed off my arms. Ever since then, I’ve become obsessed with helping my family and friends find the perfect dress for their figures. It’s something that many women don’t know the answer to… we kind of get caught in the “what’s the best deal I can get on a dress?” rather than taking the time to find out what kind of dress silhouette will actually look the best on their body.

Best Dress for Body Type

Best Dress for Body Type

To help you find the perfect dress for your figure and the Best Dress for Body Type, I thought it would be good to outline all the different kind of dress cuts/silhouettes to let you know what they are, and what kind of body type best looks good in them.

Are you ready?

Outlining the Best Dress for Body Type

Shift Dress – Hang from the shoulder down in a straight line with no waistline accentuation. Perfect for ladies who want to hide their belly region. Also a very comfortable dress to wear.
Best Dress for Body Type

A-Line Dress – Bottom silhouette is narrower at the top and flares out at the bottom. Perfect for someone trying to hide their hips and butt. Also a very classic style dress and perfect for work and special occasions.
Best Dress for Body Type

Mermaid Dress – Flares at very bottom of dress. This is a stunning cut for a wedding or very special black tie occasion. This is a perfect dress to show off your curves and beautiful figure!
Best Dress for Body Type

Empire Dress – Waistline is raised above the natural waistline. Perfect dress for hiding a belly or a bummy you’re looking to hide!
Best Dress for Body Type

Sheath Dress – One of the most popular cuts for a dress. Features a figure-hugging silhouette with a defined waist creating a form fitting effect. If you love your body, this is the dress for you. Any body type can pull off a cut like this, it’s just finding your perfect size and making sure it fits all of your beautiful body curves.
Best Dress for Body Type

Baby Doll Dress – The ultimate dress for hiding your belly, hips and thighs! It has an empire waist or higher waistline and a skirt that falls full straight down in a flowy material.
Best Dress for Body Type

Wrap Dress – Front closure formed by wrapping one side across the other that ties wrap around the waist. Perfect for creating an effect of a smaller stomach. A dress that every woman should have in her closet!
Best Dress for Body Type

Asymmetric Dress – One side of the dress is different than the other one. I love this type of dress for showing off your arms or shoulders. It’s a flattering dress for many and is something that’s different and unique.
Best Dress for Body Type

Shirt Dress – Have a looser straight fit buttons in the front and the waist definition given by a belt. Great dress for a casual affair. Anyone can pull off a shirt dress.
Best Dress for Body Type

Block Dress – A color blocking dress with the mix of 2 or 3 colors. Wonderful option for the fashionista and comes in many different types of styles.
Best Dress for Body Type

Maxi Dress – A severe empire dress, the waist line is much higher. The perfect dress for any woman not happy with belly, hips, thighs or legs. It’s a great dress at disguising and hiding everything, all while looking fashionable!
Best Dress for Body Type

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I hope this helps you figure out the Best Dress for Body Type – we’re all different, but there’s something for everyone – I promise!

Best Dress for Body Type was last modified: October 22nd, 2019 by Audrey McClelland
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  1. My favorites are the A-Line Dress and the Shirt dress because these are the type of dresses that I believe fits my body type since I also have big hips but all the dresses are so pretty. Thanks for the tips! this is so helpful.

Best Dress for Body Type was last modified: October 22nd, 2019 by Audrey McClelland