Dresses for Hourglass Body Shape

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  • Hosiery / Stretchy materials will hug your curves so if you are okay with that then opt for those fabrics. if you are a plus size hourglass, then better to avoid this fabric.
  • Also, avoid stiff fabrics, it will end up looking boxy. Soft fabrics like knit, soft cotton, silk and blend will gently drape over the body.
  • Wrap dresses are great as well. They pull the fabric around the waist without adding extra volume to your bust.
  • Fuller hourglasses / Plus size hourglass tend to look top heavy if the necklines are not kept in check. Opt for round, v necks. Avoid boat neck or fully covered necklines.
  • Avoid design details that add volume to your bust or hips.
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Skirts for Hourglass Body Shape

Skirts for Hourglass Body Shape

 

Hourglass Body Shape  women will have narrow waist as compared to their upper torso and lower torso.

Invest in skirts that are adjustable at the waist, pencil skirts  but not clingy fabrics. A line skirts also work but avoid very fuller skirts, this will add to the body volume. Best length is knee length.

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Dresses for Diamond Body Shape

195276877.jpgDiamond Body Shape women have prominently rounded midriff.

 

1. Wear fabrics that flow over the body and don’t cling or stick out to the body. So opt for fabrics like georgette, poly cotton, soft cotton and avoid fabrics like brocade or hosiery.

2. Straight fit dresses are apt for this shape, however, if you opt for A-line, keep the waistline clean and simple. 3. Don’t wear any dress, that has a fit and flare, or design detail, embellishment, pattern around the waist. It will highlight the roundness of the midriff.

3. Don’t wear any dress, that has a fit and flare, or design detail, embellishment, pattern around the waist. It will highlight the roundness of the midriff.

4. All design details can be around the shoulder area or hem of the dress.

5. Uneven hemline and small scale will print create interest in the outfit.

6. Wear dresses that are at least knee length to give an illusion of length.

7. Opt for sleeves that end around your bust and not around your stomach.

8. Belts for dresses, pleats or peplum is a complete no.

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Skirts for Diamond Body Shape

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Diamond Body Shape women have a rounded midriff.

1. Wear skirts that have a flat fronted elastic band/side zipper/buttons.

2. Whether its straight fit or A-line, keep the waistline empty and simple.

3. The uneven hemline of the skirt will create interest in the outfit.

4. Wear skirts that are at least knee length to give an illusion of length in the body.

5. Avoid fancy belts, gathered waist skirts or any skirts with a cinched waist. Also, avoid any type of design detail around the waist.

6. Wear fabrics that flow over the body and don’t cling or stick out to the body. So opt for fabrics like poly cotton, Polyester with elastane, soft cotton and avoid fabrics like hosiery.

8. It is a myth that people with midriff should wear low waist skirts. Low waist skirts will let your stomach hanging, hence always opt for mid waist.

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Skirts for Women with Heavy Outer Thighs

Skirts for Women with Heavy Outer Thighs

 

Women with a Triangular Body Shape or Round Body Shape mostly have this body variation.
This variation will be prominent when you wear straight fit skirts. Keep in mind that the fabric of skirts is not clingy on the body. Wear straight fit and avoid a body con. When picking up prints, see to it that the prints are on the hem or on the waist but not on the thigh, or else it will emphasis the outer thigh more.

Dresses for Rectangular Body Shape

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Rectangular Body Shape have a straight body line, hence the idea is to create a faux waistline.

  • Dresses that are pleated or Belted, Peplum, even sheath dresses look lovely on this body shape.
  • If you have a small bust an average neck then high necklines work well.
  • Dreses with halter necks will give you an appearance of a bigger bust
  • Avoid shapeless dresses, for more formal events.
  • Anti-fit is a style and is cautious of not overdoing this style.

Read blogs on Tops , Skirts,  Pants Jackets to know more about styling this body shape.

Skirts for Round Body Shape

Skirts for Round Body Shape
Round Body Shape women have fuller upper and lower body.
Invest in skirts that are straight cut in style, prefer design patterns that are small to medium sized with narrow spacing. Invest in skirts with unusual hemlines so the attention goes to the detailing and not on the body size.
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Dresses for Round Body Shape

Dresses for Round Body Shape

 

Round Body Shape women have fuller upper and lower body.
Invest in dresses that are straight cut in style, wear simple empire cuts, prefer design patterns that are small to medium sized with narrow spacing. Invest in dresses with unusual hemlines so the attention goes to the detailing and not on the body size. Shift dresses also work very well.
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