As you know I am loving Ruche these days, they are such a good blend of different and classy. They did a great article about finding the right style dress for our body type. This is so important because we all have different body types and what might look great on one body, is not going to look right at all on another.
It is OK that we are built differently, so rock what you got! I have hips that don't lie, or hide, so I need to know what works with that (as well as what lies behind them!) and realize that there are styles that work better for that body shape. Accentuate your assets and enhance the less fortunate areas, ha ha!
If you really want to look your best it is so important to take the time to know what colors, cuts, shapes look best on your body...and not someone else, or the model in the magazine...who are usually straight up and down, and that is just not me! Looks great on her, but probably not the same here.
Do try lots of options, but try and get a general sense when you are trying the styles that you agree with and the ones that make you want to cringe, veer away from in the future. That way you will save time shopping and always walk away looking your very best.
The Search for the Perfect Dress
We all have holiday parties and events to go to this season and know what it's like to search for the perfect dress. Problem is, we don't all have the same body shape! Lucky for you, Ruche understands the importance of flattering your specific figure. That's why we've created a holiday shape guide for finding the right dress! First find your closest body type, and then browse our best fits for you!
Petite- Short and small all over.
Boyish- Tall and thin. Bust, waist, and hips are all about the same size.
Pear- Small on top, smaller waist and larger hips.
Curvy- Larger through the bust and hips, smaller in the waist.
Here are your results!
Flatter your cute figure rather than overwhelm it! Clothes can often overwhelm your figure, which makes you look shorter or like you're playing dress-up your big sister's hand-me-downs. The best dresses for you are those that have detailing to add the appearance of curves. It is important, however, to make sure your hemline is not too long and that the details aren't bigger than you are! Solid colors ensure that the clothes won't overpower your small frame.
You can dress this body shape with almost anything! Both short, shapeless swing dresses and longer streamline dresses with detailing at the hip and bust to add curves look great on you! You can also play with the silhouette by adding volume in top.
Highlight your figure's fabulous attributes! As a pear shape, show off your smaller top half and waist by having a well-fitted waist line and a flowy bottom half to accentuate (but not emphasize) your hips.
Fun holiday dresses can be frustrating to find when you have a sexy curvaceous body shape. Highlight your favorite attribute by showing off your arms, legs, chest, or back, but avoid revealing everything together. Also, accentuate your smallest point (often your true waistline or just under the bust). Shapeless dresses can make you look big all over instead of giving you the hourglass shape everybody envies.
While you search for your perfect dress, we hope this guide helps! Finding the right look for your body shape will simply enhance your beauty. We already know you're beautiful.