The Best Wedding Guest Dresses For Every Body Type
For curves or lack thereof
It’s wedding season. And that means it’s time to up your wedding-guest-ing game with a dress that effortlessly compliments your figure. No, we’re not talking about the little black dress you’ve had in your closet for five years. Here, six flattering styles for six kinds of bodies.
If You’re Pear-Shaped...Try A Full-Skirted Dress
Small up top but have more on the bottom? Look for dresses that follow your frame. Opt for a fitted bodice, a nipped waist and a full skirt. Whether you go puffy or pleated, the result is fashion magic for those who know how to accentuate their finest assets.
If You’re Apple-Shaped...Try A Flared Shift Dress
The key is to look for dresses that drape over your figure without drawing too much attention to your midsection. No, we aren’t talking about a potato sack. The trumpet hem does wonders for giving the illusion of a smaller waist. Trust us.
If You’re An Hourglass...Try A Fit-And-Flare Dress
If you’ve got it, flaunt it, honey. This silhouette is perfect for showing off your curvy figure. Stretchy fabrics tend to rule this trend as they pull, pinch and polish you in all the right places. It’s like a filter for your physique--not that you need it, but who can refuse a little oomph?
If You’re Boyish...Try A Belted Shirtdress
Let’s create some curves, shall we? The secret is in defining your waist. Scoring a dress you can easily accessorize with a thin belt helps add some shape while also sharing some of the spotlight with your killer legs.
If You’re Petite...Try A Mini Shift Dress
A shorter hemline creates the illusion of longer legs. With that said, you want to be respectable (it is a wedding), so make sure that your selection isn’t super tight. Another bonus of the structured shift is that your tiny frame won’t be buried in fabric.
If You’re Tall...Try A Flowing Midi Dress
The more inches you have on you, the more fabric you can play with. But if you tend to get hot on the dance floor, you don’t have to automatically settle for a maxi. Plus, a cropped hem can actually make you look a little less long, if that’s something you feel self-conscious about.