Different Dresses For Different Body Types

There are several types of dresses in this world, but none are quite as powerful as the one dress that flatters you. I am someone who prefers classics over everything else, and as I began to wear dresses and skirts more, I have learned that there are different dresses for different body types. I have never really given much thought about this, but some dresses seem to flatter some shapes than other, have been noticing that a lot lately. Thus, this post can be good information so you can choose what is most flattering for your body.


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Types Of Dresses

1: Mini Dress

The best way to flaunt your legs is by slipping into one of that gorgeous dresses whose hem ends way above your knees. Yes, I am referring to those sexy mini-dresses. It is summer’s favorite outfit for almost every girl especially if you happen to stay in one of those countries where summers are particularly long and humid. For everyday errands, I wear one of mine, swirl my hat and take on a gladiator or a sneaker and I am good to conquer the world. Oh did I tell you, it’s excellent for petite-size women?

Body Types:

Petite women do not have the long legs that other women do but mini dresses can accentuate their legs and make them look longer. Mini dresses are all for petite and short women, though it doesn’t mean that tall women can’t wear them. They look equally flattering!

Style Tips:

Take out your nude heels for a date night or a wild weekend out. Otherwise, team it with strappy flats, gladiators, white sneakers, or one of those classic Chuck Taylor shoes. Add a sling bag and some accessories depending on the occasion or your mood(if you’re moody like I am)

MIni Dresses For Women

2: Maxi Dress

The maxi dress made its debut in the late 1960s with its heyday in the 1970s. Often, maxi dresses gather just below the bust and then sweep to the floor, keeping its length as the hallmark. One looks effortlessly glamorous in maxis and is suitable for all your errands from brunch meetings with friends to an informal date. And the best part about it is that while you look stylish in it, it also keeps you comfortable throughout. I personally love maxi but I am very peculiar about the print I pick to wear, as one has to be careful if you are a petite woman like I am, you just have to pick a smaller print if you’re short. Thankfully, maxis are for everyone.

Body Types:

They are especially good for women who have long torsos or slim and rectangular bodies.

Style tips:

During summer, all you need is a nice pair of gladiator sandals to make this dress work. And when the weather becomes colder, grab your combat boots and leather jackets.

Maxi Dresses For Women


3: Wrap Dress

A wrap dress flatters virtually every figure as the dress or fabric can be fastened around. It gives you this amazing figure-flattering bodice with a sash that minimizes the size of your waist. It pulls attention to a woman’s lovely curves, in a delicate feminine way. And depending on your height you can decide the length of your dress. This dress can take you to fancy parties to travel to a dinner date and even a lazy day in the park.

Body Types:

Wrap dresses look particularly good in a pear shape body and an hourglass, as they accentuate the small waist a woman with a pear-shaped body has.

Style tips:

You can simply wear this dress with strappy heels, pointed stiletto court shoes, and a matching tote. Keep the accessory minimal with a short neckpiece around and a classic watch. For colder days, pull out your coats, and thigh and ankle-length boots.

Women Wrap Dresses


4: Sheath Dress

This Sheath dress doesn’t need much accessorizing as it looks best when kept plain and simple. It is worn mostly as formal by working women and politicians. This dress gives you the appeal of an overly sophisticated and chic personality, no wonder it is loved so much.

Body Types:

Though sheath dress can be worn by most body types, it is a good choice for an apple figure, the key to making this work for your apple figure is to make sure that you do not choose a dress that is too small. Looks amazing on the hourglass and curvy women.

Fashion Tips:

Pair it with classic black pumps and a blazer for the office, strappy heels, and a statement necklace for cocktail affairs.

Women Sheath Dresses


5: A-Line Dress

A-line dresses are universally flattering, and look good on almost everyone. Which is good news for most of us! You can carry this dress anywhere, such is its versatility, as the flared hem gives that stylish appeal.

Body Types:

This dress is often favored by women that have the advantage of height. And looks good on both apple and pear shapes as well, though it might not flatter petite as much.

Style Tips:

This dress is best worn without many accessories. Just add classy stilettos or an ankle boot and a few rings and you’re good to go. You can even carry a scarf with this.


A-line Dress For Women

6: Slit Dress

With an undeniable aura of sexiness around it especially the high-thigh slit ones. It can be totally tasteful and subtle — when done the right way, of course. So if you’re ready to show a little leg you’re game on.

Body Types:

Works excellently on women with slender legs and tall girls. Even average-height women can flaunt, we just need the attitude, don’t we?

Fashion Tips:

For a party wear pair it with high heels and stilettos to look tall. And for a more casual look flaunt a high gladiator or a signature white Chuck Taylor and accessorize it to your heart’s content. Be the boho queen!

Ladies, don’t take it too hard on yourself! These are only guidelines. Every woman’s shape is different and beautiful in its own way and lets the world scream in disagreement but she needs to wear what she desires and feels most comfortable in. Which is your favorite type of dress and why?

Slit Dress For Women










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