The Best Winter Dresses for Every Body Type
Not sure about you, but we can’t stand the idea of pulling on the same jeans every single morning for the next three months. Enter: The long-sleeve dress. But with so many options, which one is best for your body type? Here, the most flattering styles for every shape.
If You’re an Hourglass...Try a Fit-and-Flare Dress
Show off your perfect proportions in a dress that highlights your curves. We love an A-line style that fits your midsection like a glove. Just make sure your hemline hits right above (or slightly below) the knee (too high and you’ll be borderline risqué).
If You’re Pear-Shaped...Try an Off-the-Shoulder Dress
We’re totally fine with riding the cold-shoulder wave well into fall, especially since this cut is perfect for anyone wanting to enhance a smaller bust. The fitted bodice and bare shoulders provide balance to your wider hips by drawing the eye up toward your collarbone. Just look for styles that are flowy—not fitted—on the bottom to leave you plenty of wiggle room for your best asset.
If You’re Apple-Shaped...Try an Empire-Waist Dress
The goal: To provide definition to your gorgeous curves. We love a classic empire waist that creates the illusion of a narrow midsection, versus a shift or tunic that can leave you feeling like a solid box. May we suggest a high-neck version as well? As long as the dress fits like a glove (you want to avoid any extra fabric), the added coverage helps keep you warm up top and is super on-trend.
If You’re Boyish...Try a Wrap Dress
Want the illusion of an hourglass? The easiest way to add some curves to your athletic figure is with a flattering dress that cinches your middle to create a curvier silhouette. The V-neck also helps flatter by drawing the eye up from your midsection to elongate your torso. P.S. The white after Labor Day rule is officially abolished.
If You’re Petite...Try a Long-Sleeve Maxi Dress
Listen up, vertically challenged ladies. We’re huge fans of a long-sleeve maxi dress in the colder season for a few reasons: It's super comfortable, looks great with your moto jacket and still provides enough coverage for warmth. But the best reason? A column dress with a fitted waist will elongate your shorter frame, especially when paired with some heeled booties. (Just make sure to get it hemmed.)
If You’re Tall...Try a Long-Sleve Midi Dress
A midi is the perfect length for all you amazons. Not too short (legs for days) and not too long (too much fabric), the dress should hit a little past your knees but no longer than mid-calf. Add a pair of ankle boots and a plaid blazer for the perfect cold-weather ensemble.