Dresses for Every Body Type

Dress for Every Body Type

Looking for an outfit is one of the most exciting things you have to do for your Debut preparations. The most important things usually considered in looking for the perfect 18th birthday dress are the color, style, price, and of course, the fit. But sometimes, no matter how perfect the dress fits, it will still look awkward or unflattering if it does not match your body type well.

Thank goodness for style tips from designers, we now know better!  Let this guide help you know what to look for in a debut outfit to make you look your best on your very special day.

Drop Waist

 

 

 

Drop Waist

 

 

 

This cut is perfect for straight bodies. It elongates a short torso and nips the waistline. The Drop Waist has a feminine shape, adding curve to thick waists.

Two-Piece

 

 

 

 

Two Piece

 

 

This style is the most versatile, taking you to your debut party and beyond. Pair the skirt with a tank top and go to a friend’s debut. Wear the top with black pants and  you are ready for cocktails!

Asymmetric

 

 

 

 

Asymmetric

 

 

If you have a flair for drama, this style is ideal for you!  The neckline flatters broad shoulders while the hem lengthens a petite and full frame.

Ballgown

 

 

 

Ballgown

 

For skinny frames, this ballgown is a great outfit because it adds volume to your body. The thickness of its petticoat can be adjusted according to how much volume you need.

Sheath

 

 

 

Sheath

 

Minimalist and modern, this simple style best suits slender bodies.

A-Line

 

 

 

A-Line

 

 

Elegant and sculptural in its simplicity, it’s foolproof in bringing wide hips, a full figure, heavy thighs and a petite frame back into proportion.

Bias-Cut

 

 

 

Bias-Cut

 

A tricky cut as it clings onto every curve.  It’s sexy on toned bodies, hourglass figures and adds shape to lean women.

Empire

 

 

 

Empire

 

 

Evoking old world glamour, this romantic and feminine shape adds height if you’re petite, curves if you’re boxy, and camouflages a thick waist.

NECKLINES

Scoop Neck

Scoop Neck
Scoop Neck

This cut elongates your neck as it creates a graceful neckline. Because of this attention is drawn to your pretty face.

Apron

Apron
Apron

Adds weight to bony figures and adds structure to a full bust.

Halter

Halter
Halter

If you want to give an illusion of longer, leaner and sexier arms, the halter type is perfect for you. This cut is sexy without being too revealing.

High-Neck

 

 

 

High Neck

 

Very classic, it looks best on swan-like necks and small chests.

Bateau

 

 

 

Bateau

 

 

This simple and elegant neckline minimizes a full bust, and emphsizes an attractive decollete.

Asymmetric

 

 

Asymmetric

 

Flatters broad shoulders, minimizes a large bust and cuts down a wide frame.

Square

 

 

Square

 

This cut is conservative, yet modern and elegant. The best thing about this is that it flatters the collarbone!

Strapless

 

 

Strapless

 

The strapless is a classic and simple style and it fits almost all body types.

Mandarin

 

 

 

 

 

Mandarin
Mandarin

 

 

 

 

 

Just like a cheongsam, the Mandarin cut flatters both full and lean figures when sown properly.

Sweetheart

 

 

 

 

 

Sweetheart
Sweetheart

 

 

 

 

The Sweetheart is for ladies who want to flaunt their Voluptuous figure!

Off-Shoulder

 

 

 

 

 

Off-Shoulder
Off-Shoulder

 

 

 

 

For long, lean shapes, this cut adds fullness to a slim bust.

V-Neck

 

 

 

 

 

V-Neck
V-Neck

 

 

 

 

 

V-necks are generally flattering. They narrow a thick upper body, lengthen a short torso, adds dimension to a small bust and cuts down a larger one.

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