Let’s face it, finding a summer dress to fit your body type can be tough! Every girl’s shape and size is different and dresses that might look stunning on one body, might not look as hot on another body. The truth is there are certain dresses that flatter different body types more than others. Which dress is perfect for your body type? Read on to find out…
If you are flat chested, slim and have little curves, you are the banana body type! Banana bodies should go for dresses that are ruffly to create the allusion of curves! Slide into sweet knee-length dresses that have an a-line skirt, while avoiding tight dresses that show off your lack of curves and basic colors. For banana bodies we are loving the BCBGeneration Short Ruffle Dress ($88 at Zappos.com). The loose fabric in the dress won’t cling to your body instead it will flow nicely and enhance your best features!
If you carry the majority of your weight on your hips and have a slim and slender upper body, you’re a pear! Look for dresses that play up your bitty waist and draw attention away from your hips. Dresses that are detailed on the top and basic on the bottom or cinched at the waist are perfect picks for pear-shaped girls. We are loving Urban Outfitters‘ Silence & Noise Bodycon dress ($39.99, was $59.00)—the shape of this dress is great for pears and will make your body look super sleek.
If you have a large bust and rounded tummy, you are an apple! As an apple it is really important not to pick dresses that are too clingy or too lose. Prints and flowing fabrics and dresses that fit comfortably work best and we’re obsessed with the strapless floral dress ($19.80) from Forever 21. This floral chiffon dress will make your apple body shape look beautiful!
You have an hourglass figure if you have a large bust and hips and a pulled-in waist. Hourglass girls should always flaunt their sultry curves and go for dresses in bold colors with tight fits. Motel‘s Kriss Bodycon Contrast Panel Dress ($90.00) is the only dress you’ll need to strut your stuff this summer. This chic and sophisticated dress will show off your curves in all the right places!
Overall, picking a summer dress for your body type is of the utmost importance. Every body is different, therefore every dress looks different on every body. Whether you are a banana, pear, apple or hourglass, there is a beautiful summer dress out there for you. What is your favorite dress for your body type? Post a comment below to let us know!