Fashion Hacks What is the best dress for your body type?

Maxi dresses are fabulous but you have to be careful with them if you are a petite woman. It is best to choose a small print if you are under five foot four. Thankfully, maxi dresses can be for anyone.

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There are different dresses for different body types. Of course you can put any dress you fancy on, but bear in mind that some dress types work better for some figures than others.

Wondering which dress type will is most flattering for your body? Here are some ideas:

  • Mini Dresses

Mini dresses are great for petite women. Petite women do not have the long legs that other women do but mini dresses can accentuate their legs and make them look longer.

If a petite woman wants her legs to look even longer, she can wear a pair of nude heels with a mini dress. A mini dress also does not look quite as short on a petite woman, giving them more wiggle room.

  • Peplum Dresses

The peplum dress is good for broad shouldered gals. Because it has some flare at the hips, it can help you to find some balance. The wider flare hip equals out your naturally broad shoulders.

Try one on and see what a difference it makes. It is quite amazing how well a peplum dress can work for you if you have this figure.

  • A-Line Dresses

A-line dresses can work for anyone, which is wonderful. They are very universally flattering. Both pear and apple shapes can enjoy wearing this dress type.

This dress is often favored by women that have the advantage of height. It is not quite so perfect for petite women.

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  • Sheath Dresses

The sheath dress is a good choice for an apple figure. There is a bit of wiggle room to hide a bit of a tummy. The key to making this work for your apple figure is to make sure that you do not choose a dress that is too small.

If you make that mistake, it will be hard to hide anything. The sheath dress is one that can be worn by most #body types, though.

  • Shirt Dresses

The shirt dress is a good choice for those with an hourglass shape. This dress is not very forgiving. It is best to choose this dress only if you are fairly satisfied with your figure.

It is not a dress that offers a lot of camouflage. But with the right figure, it is very attractive.

  • Wrap Dresses

Wrap dresses are wonderful for women who have a pear shaped body. They accentuate the small waist a woman with a pear shaped body has. Wrap dresses are also good for women who want to accentuate the proportions of their body.

It pulls attention to a woman’s curves in a lovely, feminine way. They seem to minimize the waist and add some attention to the bust.

  • Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses are fabulous but you have to be careful with them if you are a petite woman. It is best to choose a small print if you are under five foot four. Thankfully, maxi dresses can be for anyone.

They are especially good for women who have a long torso or those that have a slightly boyish figure because it builds in feminine curves.

By Yaa Amponsah



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