Find the Best Evening Dress for Your Body Type

The Dress Silhouette for Your Body TypeCool-girl celebs like Zendaya and Cara Delevingne are proof that fashion has no rules.  While we love that their boundary-pushing looks keep us guessing, sometimes it helps to have some guidance, style-wise.  One of our biggest tips?  Dressing to accentuate your body type!  And all the better if you’re heading to a fancy holiday party or wedding in the near future, because we have evening dress inspiration for a variety of shapes and sizes!  Not a clue as to what your specific shape is?  Read on to find the best dress for you, then be sure to ‘gram it using #CLVGIRL so we can keep track of every chic moment.

If you’re pear shaped, try…

Trumpet DressPear shaped ladies have narrow shoulders and wider hips (just like the outline of your fave green fruit!)  Accentuate your curvy waistline with a trumpet dress silhouette, which draws in slightly above the knees for a more relaxed version of a mermaid silhouette.  This violet stunner’s pretty belted middle and form-fitting bodice will really make your waist pop!

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If you’re hourglass, try…

Mermaid DressHourglass gals, kiss your curves hello in this festive off the shoulder mermaid dress.  If you’re curvy with a small waist (google “hourglass” if you need a visual) you fall into this category!  Your curvaceous frame will be on fire in a mermaid silhouette, which is form-fitting and dramatically flares out at the knees.  Such old Hollywood glam vibes.

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If you’re apple shaped, try…

A-line DressApple shapes have all-over curves without a defined waistline (basically the opposite of an hourglass).  An A-line dress silhouette, named after it’s letter “A” shape, works on all body types, but the belted center and trendy overskirt on this red gown skims over curves, draws in your middle, and puts arms and shoulders on full display.  Bow down, babes.

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If you’re tall, try…

Ballgown DressDo you play basketball, stuggle with short pants, and receive comments like “Wow, you’re tall”?  (Thanks, Captain Obvious)  Then this section is for you!  Complement your elevated frame with a ballgown dress, perfect for your tall physique.  A cascading, tiered skirt won’t drown out your figure, while the form-fitting top keeps everything in proportion.

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If you’re petite, try…

Column DressThe styling trick for a tiny frame is to steer away from anything that drowns your figure, like a huge ball gown.  Stick to a form-fitting piece, like this Jersey dress with a pretty pearl neckline and ah-MAZING back detail that’s basically artwork in itself  (Click ‘shop’ to won’t be disappointed!)  Don’t forget to Snapchat a 360 view of this sizzlin’ evening gown before the night’s over.

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