Matchmaking 101: Find Your Body’s Best Dress Shape

It’s amazing how good you feel when you find those pieces that flatter your every curve. Especially when it’s a dress that can take you from desk to dance floor with the addition of a few glittering extras. But which cuts are compatible with each shape? Here are three of the most common pairings:

Find Your Body's Best Dress Shape

A-Line
This is as universal as it gets. Nipping in at the waist and skimming loosely over the hips and thighs, this dress works on everyone, from pear-shaped to athletic body types.

Wrap
Sporting a flattering V-neck that draws the eye down, this classic style works well for fuller busts and hourglass shapes.

Empire
By accentuating the top half of the body just above the natural waist, this cut best flatters women with apple-shaped body types. Details around the neck also help to bring the focus up.

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By Abigail Kuzia, Editor

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November 9, 2013