New Year's Eve Dresses for YOUR Body Type

by Maria Versluis in


 

Turn heads as the center of attention this New Years Eve with the perfect dress!

 Body shape is all about proportion, and fashion is all about knowing how to dress those proportions to look your best. Body types are all about shape, not height and weight, and can be narrowed to five general categories: pear, wedge, rectangle, apple, and hourglass. You might fit into one category or a blend of two.

 Whether you’re attending a black tie gala or a casual house party, we have a great dress to start 2016 in style!

 

Pear (Triangle)
You are: Wider on the bottom than the top 

Do’s:

  • Focus attention on the top part of your body.
  • Add volume at the top for balance
  • Ex- Wide necks, detailed tops

Don’ts:

  • Hemlines that end on the wider part of your leg
  • Prints on the lower body

 

Wedge (Inverted Triangle) 

You are: Wider on the top than the bottom

Do’s:

  • Focus attention on the lower part of your body (Patterns, bright colors, etc)
  • Wide legs, full skirts, etc

Don’ts:

  • Necklines that make you look broader on top (halter, spaghetti straps, etc)
  • Ruffles on top

 

Rectangle

You are: Straight and Narrow

Do’s:

  • Layer to add dimension
  • Scoop/sweetheart necklines
  • Ruching/cinching on sides
  • Flare skirts to add shape

Dont’s:

  • Anything that is too flowy or unstructured around the waist

 

Apple

You are: Fuller in the middle

Do’s:

  • Create a waistline
  • Elongate Torso (long cardigans, v-necks)
  • Conceal stomach with Empire Waist
  • Shorter lengths to show off legs and draw attention away from the middle

Dont’s:

  • Anything that draws attention to the middle- like high-rise pants, belts, and waist-cinching tops.

 

Hourglass

You are: Curvy with a small waist

Do’s:

  • Choose fabrics that work with your curves
  • Wear a belt at the waist to enhance your figure

Don’ts:

  • Styles that hide your shape 

Check out these other styles available in store!