Styles To Suit Your Shape

Posted by Aoife O Gorman

Many people love looking online, through websites and magazines to browse dress styles before they start shopping

Below is a rough guideline on styles to look for to suit your figure and to help you when browsing.

Straight

Do : Silhouettes: Empire waist, A-line, tiered skirts; Necklines: Any pretty, or decorative neckline will focus eyes away from the waist and breakup the dress so doesn’t look straight.
Don’t : Silhouettes: Princess line, or basque or dropped waist; Necklines: Avoid plain necklines such as bateau or unadorned short scoops.

Broad Shoulder / Big Busted

Do : Silhouettes: Ball gown or A-line; Necklines: V-neck or plunging neckline.
Don’t : Silhouettes: Empire waist; Necklines: strapless or spaghetti straps.

Full Figured

Do : Silhouettes: Ball gown or A-line; Necklines: V-neck or plunging neckline.
Don’t : Silhouettes: Empire waist or sheath; Necklines: strapless or spaghetti straps.

Hourglass

Do : Silhouettes: A-line or drop waist full; Necklines: sweetheart or V-neck.
Don’t : Silhouettes: Empire or ball gown; Necklines.

Bottom Heavy (Pear Shaped)

Do : Silhouettes: A-line, basque waist or ball gown; Necklines: strapless or soft round or scooped.
Don’t : Silhouettes: Sheath; Necklines: V-neck.

Short Waist

Do : Silhouettes: Princess or A-line; Necklines: Portrait or Halter.
Don’t : Silhouettes: Sheath

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