It’s about that time of year again where dresses and skirts become the staple pieces in our wardrobes. From stripes to florals, strapless to halter, there is a dress out there for every body type. Below are 6 warm-weather dresses for every shape.
The Boyish Figure
You’re the girl with a tiny frame, small chest, and narrow hips. Keira Knightly is a great example of someone who has a boy shape, yet still knows how to rock a dress that makes her look amazing. The striped tank dress by The Gap is the perfect dress for your body type. It hits just above the knees, and is lightweight; which is perfect for those warm weather days. To give the illusion of curves, you can pair this dress with a belt to give that hourglass shape but if Keira Knightly can rock her body shape without feeling the need to create curves, so can you.
I am a firm believer in curvy girls not resorting to the long, maxi dresses. The reason for this is because you should be embracing your body, and showing off those curves. This knit dress by J. Crew is great for curvy girls because of the knit fabric, which is more forgiving than other materials. It also has a band around the waist that is somewhat loose so it will not be constricting, and can still show off your waist. You can wear it to the beach, or out to drinks with friends in the summer time.
The Small Bust
To enhance a body with a smaller bust, your go to dresses are those with some sort of eye-catching detail. Whether it be gathering, knots, or pleats, the details will detract the eyes from your chest, and onto the rest of the dress instead. A great warm weather dress for small chested girls is the Whinnie dress by Lilly Pulitzer. With the cute floral design, and the cascading ruffle on the left shoulder, people’s eyes will be looking everywhere but your chest. This is a great dress to wear casually this summer.
If you have a larger bust, avoid strapless dresses or spaghetti strap dresses as they will provide no support. A dress with thicker straps and room in the top will accommodate girls with a large bust compared to a dress that is more confining on top. The scoop neck dress from Express comes in a variety of colors, and is perfect for this body type. You can make this dress go from day to night with different accessories, and the material is a breathable knit that will be perfect for those warm-weather days. With an unbeatable price, this is a dress that you should definitely consider to add to your wardrobe!
Petite girls do not like to make themselves look any shorter than they already are, so finding a dress that shows off their legs is a must-have. The Cute Red Dress from Lulu’s is has a boatneck neckline, cap sleeves, and hits mid-thigh. This dress would be the perfect addition to your warm-weather wardrobe because on those nights that it gets slightly cool out, you can throw on a cute cardigan and continue on with your night. It even comes in other colors, and the belt is included!
Tall women can rock a big print, as well as a maxi-dress with ease. Don’t be deterred from a maxi even in the warm weather. As long as you choose a maxi that is breathable, you should have no problem wearing this style of dress when the temperatures hit 70 degrees and above. This maxi dress by Bebe is great for tall girls, because you will look like a towering goddess. I’d pair it with some neutral, tan wedges, and a great pair of sunglasses for those bright sunny days.
Six great dresses, for six different body shapes. With the above tips, you are bound to find a dress to flatter your body. Happy shopping!