Prom Dress Guide | How To Choose The Perfect Dress According To Your Body Shape

Prom night is one of the most important and exciting moments for every teen. Beautiful hairstyles, sparkly shoes, charming prom makeup look and, of course, a princess-worthy dress made of your dreams! But one does not simply pick a prom dress after a few weeks of window shopping or page scrolling so it is hard to stumble upon just one, unique dress. Today, we are going to find out how to choose your perfect prom dress according to your body shape, that will flatter your curves and accentuate your best features and make you look the best during this important and monumental event. 

APPLE BODY SHAPE:

Surplice Chiffon Gown // Eliana Lace V-Neck Gown // Noelle Wrap Dress

Let's begin with an apple body shape which commonly means little to no waist definition with soft body features. Their upper body and torso are bigger than their hips. Flowing lightweight fabrics with simple feminine designs and soft colors look the best on apple shaped bodies. Try choosing a silhouette that will make your waist appear slimmer and balance out the upper and lower body. Celebrities like Octavia Spencer, Adele and Oprah Winfrey have apple shaped-body types.

PEAR BODY SHAPE:

Logan Off the Shoulder Evening Dress //Cap Sleeve Dupioni Full Length Dress // V-Neck Dupioni Evening Gown

A pear body shape is easily recognized by a curvy and feminine silhouette with narrow shoulders and wider hips. Our favorite celebrities like Kim K and Rihanna have this gorgeous body shape. To balance the upper and lower body yet emphasize your lush shape, opt for a prom dress that will draw attention to your waist and upper body. Smooth, soft but not thin fabrics are preferable for pear-shaped bodies.

HOURGLASS BODY SHAPE:

Sequin A-Line Gown //Crisscross Seam Crepe Gown //Lynne Off the Shoulder Gown

Ladies with an hourglass body shape usually have a balanced figure with torso, shoulders and hips about the same width. The only task for a prom dress is to make your hourglass shape even more flattering by emphasizing your slim waist and curves. Try to stay away from bulky dresses, because they will only hide your gorgeous physique. Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez often wear simple floor-length gowns with an accent on the décolleté area.

RECTANGULAR BODY SHAPE:

Charlie Ruffle Minidress // The Riley Lace-Up Back Wrap Evening Dress // June Ruffle Strap Evening Dress


If you have petite body proportions, little to no waist and your shoulders, hips and torso are about the same size, then you have a rectangular body shape. Nicole Kidman and Gwen Stefani also have a rectangular body shape and they look splendid in dresses with a defined waistline and voluminous hip and torso areas. Ruffles, laces and broad sleeves and capes will help you to balance your body shape.

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