Is it A Perfect Fit?

Buying online can be overwhelming sometimes, here are some tips:

To show off curves or if you have a straight slim figure:

  • Dropped Waist
  • Sheath
  • Mermaid or Trumpet

To down play waists:

- choose high, fitted waist and long, loose skirt

  • A-line
  • Sheath
  • Empire waist
  • Ball gown

- choose A-line skirt dress if you are pear-shaped or carry most of your weight in your hips and thighs.

- also look for dresses with diagonal draping and built in details, such as a sash or draped fabric over one side of the skirt.

Choosing to enhance your bust:

If you are busty:

-- Go with a neckline that shows some cleavage. A curved neckline will frame your face and collarbone and make your bust area a supporting feature.

  • Scoop Neck
  • Sweetheart
  • V-neck

-- To make your bust appear bigger,  opt for shiny fabrics and ruching.

-- Have lots of details around the bust. Shiny fabrics, ruching, beading, sequins,  If you don’t want a dress with too many details, at least opt for a shiny fabric, such as:

  • Organza
  • Satin
  • Silk

--Try a sweetheart, deep-V, or high neckline. The sweetheart neckline will create the illusion of a larger bust and cleavage, while a deep-V or high neckline pulls attention away from your bust, drawing the eye up or down.

--Look for a sweetheart, deep-V, or high neck dress that also has embellishments around the neckline for extra enhancement.

--Choose off-the-shoulder neckline to flatter your chest. This is a great option if you want something romantic or sexy.

--Instead of cleavage, you can show off your neck, shoulders and upper back. 

-Look for an off-shoulder dress with ruffles around the neckline. 

What about height?

-- Go with a form-fitting silhouette with a long skirt if you want to look taller.

If you’re petite, choosing a dress that hugs your body can help to make you seem taller.

Good options for petite body types include:

  • A-line
  • Sheath
  • Mermaid
  • Trumpet
  • Empire waist

--A-symmetrical sleeves add height. Angles can also help to make you seem taller.

--Look for dresses that only have one sleeve or that have asymmetrical details on the bodice. 

-- try dresses with 1 sleeve or strap, or dresses that have a focal point on one side of the bodice, such as a flower, bow, or beading detail.

-- if you are petite - straight lines and fewer embellishments to add height and make you appear taller.

--avoid dresses with lots of ruffles and excess fabric as this can overwhelm your body and make you appear smaller. 

--Opt for a simple silhouette that fits you well if you’re tall. 

--Simple silhouettes compliment taller figures, which can be overwhelmed by dresses with too many details.

--Gravitate towards dresses with long, clean lines and few details.