Body Confidence: Finding The Perfect Dress For Your Body Shape





Let’s start this blog with a little self-love;

Every body is a bikini body. Your weight does not define your worth. You are perfect as you are.

Dressing for your body shape isn’t about wishing you had a different one or wanting to change things about yourself. Again, you are perfect as you are. It is about guiding your search in finding something you will feel confident and beautiful in. Today we will help you determine roughly what body shape/type you are and some dress styles that will compliment your goddess-self. This post can also help you narrow down some colour choices too.


Now let's get into some body-positive dress shopping!


 

Apple


  • This body type usually has: A larger bust and midsection with smaller hips.

  • Let’s bring attention to: Your lower half and gorgeous legs.

  • Look for this in your perfect dress: Shorter dresses such as Midi’s will show off your legs and styles such as A-Lines will add volume to your lower half. You'll be runway ready with these styles!


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Pear (Triangle)


  • This body type usually has: Narrow shoulders and wider hips.

  • Let’s bring attention to: Your decolletage and arms.

  • Look for this in your perfect dress: V necks and puffy sleeves will draw the eye up and fit-and-flare dress will compliment your hips (Time to have your Shakira moment!).


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Hourglass


  • This body type usually has: Roughly even bust and hip measurements

  • Let’s bring attention to: Your stunning waistline!

  • Look for this in your perfect dress: A wrap dress that ties at the waist, mermaid dresses and bodycon pieces will be stunning on you. Try on anything figure hugging, waist defining and gorgeous.


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Rectangle (athletic)


  • This body type usually has: Similar to an hourglass body shape, your hip and bust measurement will be quite even, but your waist may not be as defined

  • Let’s bring attention to: Your shoulders and hips!

  • Look for this in your perfect dress: Adding shape with halter dresses, ruffles and sleeves and asymmetrical design will look incredible on you. Rounded sweetheart necklines are also gorgeous.


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Inverted Triangle


  • This body type usually has: Broad shoulders and narrow hips and waists

  • Let’s bring attention to: Your beautiful lower half!

  • Look for this in your perfect dress: Show off your legs and add 'oomph' with A-lines, fit and flares, fuller skirts and a sneaky leg slit.


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Are we feeling formal-ready yet?


I hope our guide has given you some dress inspiration and potentially encouraged you to try out some new styles to see how you feel about them. We would love to know, what is your body type? I am personally an Inverted Triangle and love my halter necks!



Have an amazing day xx


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