Yes, it does! So where does one start this quest? By knowing what your body shape is. If you aren’t sure of yours, our last feature, Things are shaping up, will help you ascertain your shape. It is crucial to know your silhouette if you are to find that perfect dress. We have matched the various body types to some stunning dress styles and cuts. So, finding which dress style is most likely to suit you couldn’t be easier.
You and the Halle Berry have something in common… curves! Best to avoid shapeless frocks that don’t give you any definition and rather opt for dresses with a belted (or cinched) waist to show off your curves.
Key buy: Over The Moon: OD027A_YEL, Frank Lyman: 171313_MLT, Gerry Weber: 580015_BLKW
Melissa McCarthy dresses like a pro for her apple shape, making use of swing dresses that add some shape to the midsection and empire dresses that flow over the waist and hips for a flattering effect.
Key buy: Over The Moon: OD026A_YEL
For those of us with broader shoulders, it is key to draw attention to and accentuate your hips. Jennifer Garner wears dresses with a slight flair (A-lines) or those with patterns around the hip area similar to this Frank Lyman number, as they cast the illusion of wider hips and balance out broad shoulders.
Key buy: Frank Lyman: 171353_OFWH
If you have an athletic build, Cameron Diaz is a great style icon for you. You’ll only catch her in dresses that cinch in at the waist. Frocks with ruching and draping also play up the curves she does have.
Key buy: Over The Moon: OD021A_LILC
Jennifer Lopez’s trick for your triangle body shape, are dresses that fit-and-flare. They emphasize your smaller upper body and slim waist while minimising the hips and thighs.
Key buy: Smashed Lemon: 17164_RDBK
Finding your perfect dress need never be a hassle again. Even more, a reason to celebrate the woman you are and the shape that is you!
Till next time