Choosing A Right Dress

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Whether you need to buy a cocktail dress for a wedding or a sundress for a summer picnic, you always want to look your best. When choosing a dress you need to consider your body shape. Not all cuts look good on every shape. Here are some suggestions for buying dresses for each body type out there.

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Pear Shaped

You have smaller shoulders, bust and waist with a heavier bottom, hips and thighs. When buying a dress you want to balance out your proportions by slimming down your bottom half and playing up your top half.

*Choose dresses that have an empire waist. Choose flowy fabrics that will skim and smooth out your shape.

*Buy a v-neck dress. They lengthen your torso and draw attention upwards.

*Wide set straps will also help you balance out your top half with your bottom.

*Do not buy clingy fabrics or an overly full skirt as they will draw attention to unwanted areas.

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Boy Shaped

You have a straight shape all the way down your body. You have narrow hips, small bust and hardly any curves. When buying a dress you are going to want a dress that will add curves to your body.

*Choose a swingy, bias-cut dress and pair it with heels.

*Choose a neckline that will accentuate your bust, such as halter tops.

*Buy a dress that has a waistline or has some kind of detail at the waistline. This will add some curves to your waist area.

*Don’t buy shapeless strapless dresses. They will only flatten you and make you look more like a boy.

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Curvy Shaped

You have a full bust and hips. You have a dress size of 14 or bigger (not always true as there are some women who are a size 6 and still curvy). You want to minimize your curves but not deny that you have them.

*Choose a wrap dress that you can tailor to fit your shape.

*Choose a dress that has structure but is not too tight. Choosing a shapeless dress will make you appear bigger than you are, while choosing a too tight dress will show off every bulge on your body.

*Buy a dress that has a small allover pattern.

*Sheath dresses and sundress will also look nice on this body shape.

*Do not ever buy a tight satin dress.

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You have a larger sized chest but you don’t want people to only look at that part of your body. Before buying a dress, make sure you have a good strapless bra or a good bustier.

*Buy a dress that is structured on top and a little fuller below the waist.

*Watch the neckline. You can buy a dress with a neckline that dips a little, but make sure that when you bend over, everyone can’t see everything you own.

*Body skimming sheath dress will look very good on you.

*Don’t buy a dress that is full on the top and bottom and belted.

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