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Dressing Tips for different body types

Finding the perfect dress does not have to be a struggle if you know how to work with your body. The first and the most important step in finding an ideal dress is looking for the one that flatters your body shape and suites to your body type. Here, at FloraDress you will be able to figure out exactly what suits your body shape. So you can buy a dress that makes you look and feel fabulous on your memorable occasion. .

Look at some fashion tips and dos and don’ts for following body types, try to identify your body shape and find the most flattering fit for your prom night or any occasion.


If your shoulders and hips are pretty evenly balanced and your waist is defined, you are one of the luckiest girls who can wear anything.

Flaunt off your curvy figure with a form-fitting sheath dress. Be it plain or embellished, this type of dress will accentuate your body in all the right places. Wrap dresses with fitted waist will enhance the feminine look and you will look stunning in your prom. If you are little heavier on bottom and want to cover, go for A-line or ball gowns and you can achieve the look you desire for.

Shaped jackets or cropped styles are also a good option as they will keep the eye on middle. Add Fashionable belts, season’s colors in your look and go completely glam in your prom night.

Concentrate on what flatters, what are the latest styles of dresses. Need not worry about being trendy. Add up-to-date shoes, handbags and accessories for your special day.

Apple-shaped or inverted triangle bodies are larger on top and smaller below. Weight is carried around the middle, no defined waist or an undesired tummy but you can show case great legs and attractive prom dress by creating balance between a large bust and shoulders and thinner legs.

Girls with this shape often have a short neck and it is important to make the neck look longer by wearing tops with a v-neckline dressesEmpire gowns look best on this type of figure.  The high waist de-emphasizes your mid-section and lengthens your overall silhouette. A soft princess seamed dress, a strapless dress with corseted top will always work for your event

Empire lines and babydolls prom dresses take the attention away from the middle and give the looser fit. Try to create hourglass illusion by wearing full skirt or A-line dresses.

Dark and solid colors for tops look great for apple shapes because they create a more balanced look with their slimmer legs.  Play up nice cleavage with a peek.  Avoid full sleeves or puffy sleeves.

Tips for Pear Shaped Body

If you are heavy on bottom and hips are fuller or in other terms if your hips are wider than your shoulders and your thighs are round, you have a classic pear-shaped body.

These body type girls need to accentuate their positive assets like shoulders, arms and waist. A-line, ball gowns, empire dresses, strapless evening dresses will completely work for you. These dresses will draw the attention away from the heavy bottom and emphasis the top of your bodies. You can go for the dress that flows loosely over the body. Nice and delicate embellishment on neckline, detailing on waist are the great options for accentuating the upper half. Dark colors will camouflage your lower half.

For a better fit, pant waists should fall somewhere below the natural waistline.  A straight or slightly boot cut leg is the most flattering.

Shorts can be tricky, but for workouts and casual wear choose lightweight, loose-fitting shorts. Slimming side stripes on shorts can give the illusion of sleekness.

Try to avoid patterned or light-colored pants. Skip fussy details like big cargo pockets, ruching or excessive zippers around the hip area.

Tips for Big Busted and Broad Shoulders

If you are big busted, you wear cup C or larger. Wear those dresses which will accentuate your bottom half. Large busted girls need enough support while dancing for any prom event or any occasion. Ball gowns, A-line dresses are the good options.

Halter dresses will work for you as the halter can be adjusted according to the support you need. A good way to deflect attention from your chest is to wear a dress with details at the hemline. Go for strap dresses or a dress with corseted bodice with straps. Remember empire waist does not flatter a big bust.

If your shoulders are wide don’t try to hide them because if you are covering them they will look wider. Boat neck, puff sleeve, dolmen sleeves are big No-No. Avoid use of shoulder pads if possible.

Go for Halter prom dresses, V-neckline prom gowns they will pleasantly reveal your shoulders.