Dress For Your Shape: The Perfect Dress

Are you a pear shape?  If so you will have a classic silhouette with curvy hips and bum with slim shoulders.  The skinny straps will show off your shoulders and the V-neck maxi will draw the eye down the body making you appear slimmer than you are.

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Do you have an apple shaped figure?  If so then you will have a larger rounded tummy and larger boobs but you will most probably have slim legs.  One of the best shape dresses for you is wrap dress as the tie will draw the eye away from your larger tummy and the neckline will show off your great chest.  Team with a straw hat and some gladiators for a perfect summery look.

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If you are an athletic shape, you will have broad shoulders, strong legs and a flat stomach.  You may find it hard to find dress shapes that really give you curves and suit your silhouette.  Worry not, we can give you a few hints to help you out.  Why not try a floral A-line dress with a skinny waist belt.  This shape dress will create curves in all the right places and the skinny belt will create the waist you never had.

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Do you think you have an hourglass silhouette?  If so, then you will have curves in all the right places with larger boobs, bum and a small waist.  A really flattering shape dress for you is the longer bodycon.  This works in the same way as a pencil skirt as it skims over your hips.  The black sides to this dress will streamline your figure.  Team with some colour pop accessories for a lovely SS12 look.

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Are you pint-sized and petite and find it difficult to find the perfect dress for your height?  If so then you should try out a classic shift dress.  You look lovely in short dresses as you can really pull off the length.  A top tip is to try teaming a dress with some nude coloured heels as these will elongate your legs and make you appear taller than you are.

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If you have a taller frame, then you can really carry loud and bright prints, especially in a midi longer dress length.   To show off your waist and for some extra detail, why not team it with a waist belt.  If you are not comfortable wearing really high heels, boohoo has a range of lower wedges!

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