Summer is fast approaching and you want to look hot. Dresses are this summer’s hottest trend and promises comfort and style for all. No matter what your shape or size, it’s easy to find the perfect dress that is both flattering and sensible.
Find the perfect dress for your body type:
If you are one of the few who are lucky enough to have a Hourglass Figure (What’s This?) you can pretty much wear anything.
If you want to show off your figure, look for dresses that are slim-fitting and hug your beautiful curves like this gorgeous ruched square-neck Bra Top dress from Victoria’s Secret. The seamlines down the front of the dress accentuate your small waist and sexy hips making this an ideal dress for you.
Pair it with a cropped blazer during the day and a silky shawl or scarf for cool evenings.
$29 – VictoriasSecret.com
If you have an apple shaped figure (What’s This?), you want to look for dresses with high necklines or thick straps. Wrap dresses are best for your body shape. V necklines are flattering as long as they don’t show too much cleavage. Because of your large chest, if you show too much, it can look slutty instead of flattering.
Use your bosom to it’s best advantage by wearing a dress with a wrap front like this soft knit dress from Old Navy. The empire waistline with the full a-line skirt will balance your shape.
For spring or colder summer evenings, wear a lightweight cardigan with 3/4 length sleeves that falls right at your hips.
Most young women today tend to have a pear shaped figure (What’s This?). They gain weight in their lower half and usually have love handles. If this is the case for you, don’t worry, the perfect dress is out there!
If you want to draw the attention away from how big your lower half is, wear dresses with loose fitting tops and flattering drop waists like this adorable summer dress from Target. However, if you don’t mind your shape, then show off your curves with slim fitting clothes that accentuate your small waist.
If you are a mom or just an average woman, chances are you have a round shaped figure (What’s This?). Women with this figure tend to gain weight in their stomach and abdomen which usually makes their waistline the same or larger than their hips.
Every woman with a round body shape should own a great fitting body shaper. These are great for under dresses. Tummy control underwear or pantyhose will also help flatten your midsection.
Wear dresses that have belts or wrap around and tie in the back. You also want to look for dresses that flare out in the bottom and have an a-line skirt. A great summer dress for you would be this denim halter dress from Lane Bryant.
If you are young, very athletic, or just very long and lean, you can wear any type of dress and look great. However, you should be looking for dresses that will create curves in the right places and give the illusion of an hourglass figure.
You want to look for dresses with knee-length skirts that flare out. (A-line skirts are very flattering.) Choose solid colors and avoid designs that are too detailed. Dresses that nip in at the waist with a bold belt will help give the illusion of an hourglass figure. This cute summer dress from Alloy does just that!