Sometimes it can be really hard to dress for our body type. Especially whenever picking out formal dresses. Whether your going to prom, a dance, or even just a special dinner, I hope this guide helps you out. These dresses are all from promgirl.com. Promgirl.com actually has dresses seperated by body type, so I am actually going to use that. Also, just because I say this dress is best for this shape, doesn't mean you can't wear what you want to wear. These are just my tips. http://www.promgirl.com/shop/body_types
Pear shaped: If you are pear shaped than your lower half of your body is generally bigger than your top. Specifically your hips are bigger than your bust, and you have a fairly defined waist. It is best to wear form-fitting dresses on top that go out at the waist to a more flowy design.
This first dress is a more casual dress that is knee-length and really adorable. It flows out at just the right point. http://www.promgirl.com/shop/dresses/viewitem-PD246030
This next dress is a bit shorter, and looks perfect for a formal occasion. The neck line is really cool and unique. http://www.promgirl.com/shop/dresses/viewitem-PD693423
This next dress is really great for a girl that wants a louder dress. This dress has a lot of drama and isn't quite ballgown, but getting there. http://www.promgirl.com/shop/dresses/viewitem-PD734136
If you want bling, this next dress is for you. The entire top is encrusted in jewels. http://www.promgirl.com/shop/dresses/viewitem-PD734136
Want to be a princess? Check out this ball gown. Super gorgeous and comes in 4 different colors. The top is more dramatic but balanced out with the larger skirt. http://www.promgirl.com/shop/dresses/viewitem-PD737502
Slender: You don't have too many curves and your waist isn't very defined. Dresses that are form fitting or dresses that give you the illusion of a more defined waist are the best bet for you.
This first dress is for you totally-dramatic and over-the-top kind of girls. It has tons of beading, but the
This next dress is a bit more tame and old-fashioned. It's casual enough for a fancy dinner, but could be pulled off at prom or another big event if you're more laid back. I just love the lacy design and it's tight, without being too tight. http://www.promgirl.com/shop/dresses/viewitem-PD734508
Because this next dress is made out of two different patterns it really help to give you the curves you want. Your waist is a lot more defined where the two patterns intersect; plus it's a fun dress! http://www.promgirl.com/shop/dresses/viewitem-PD612212
This dress is really unique, but it gives you the illusion of curves. It's really adorable but not everybody could wear it. http://www.promgirl.com/shop/dresses/viewitem-PD606803
This final dress has to be my favorite. The jewel-encrusted bust line is absolutely stunning and who doesn't love a ball gown?
The next body type is busty. Now whether you want to draw attention to your girls or draw attention away from them, you need a dress with a bit more support. Look for dresses with stylish straps or if you want that strapless dress, one that sits a bit higher.
This first dress is absolutely stunning. The halter neckline is stylish yet provides extra support. The dress is quite simple, with only a bit of beading on the hip and halter.
The next dress has a little bit more bling and is also a ball gown.
This next dress is a little bit more laid-back but it still has some drama.
This dress is my favorite. It has a lot of drama, and it isn't for someone who wants to draw the attention away from the bust. It's really unique and gorgeous.
This dress is a mix of both worlds. There is jewels along the top, but they aren't POW in your face. Plus it has a really flowly sleeve that adds a touch of glamour.
Keep a look out for part 2 of this fashion series, with the body shapes petite, hour-glass, and apple!