Body Beautiful: Dress your Body According to your Shape

When it comes to dress shopping, you can’t just grab the first thing you like and hope for the best. Your body and clothes should work together to help you achieve the jaw-dropping look you’ve always wanted. One of the best ways to make sure that you look good is to know how to dress for your body type.

The Apple

The Apple

Women with an apple shaped body usually have a rounder midsection, with weight gathering near their bust line and stomach. They typically have thinner arms and legs and carry their weight in the middle of their bodies. A-line, skater, or empire cut dresses are all great options for apple-shaped bodies, as the gathering beneath the bust gives the illusion of a smaller waist. Sleeveless dresses allow you to showcase your arms, while short dresses draw attention away from your midsection to your legs.

The Hour Glass

The Hour Glass

Women with an hourglass figure have shoulders that are proportionally balanced with their hips and a slim waistline. The most ideal dress should follow and highlight your curves but still leave something to the imagination. If you’ve got it, don’t be afraid to flaunt it. Accentuate that stellar waist while you still have it!

The Pear

The Pear

Women with this body type carry most of their weight in their hips, butt, and thighs. They often have shoulders that are disproportionately narrow, creating somewhat of an imbalance. There are two ways to dress to better highlight this body type. If you’re proud of your curves, then flaunt them with body-hugging dresses or pencil type bottoms. After all, not everyone is gifted with a shapely booty. But if you’re conscious about the disproportion, then camouflaging is the way to go. Create an illusion of a waist with an A-line dress. Make sure your neckline is lower with a V-neck or scooped neck to veer the attention upwards and away from your hips.

The Rectangle

The Rectangle

Women with this body type typically have straight measurements without much variation between the shoulders, waist, and hips. Women with this body type usually have long, slender arms and legs, so don’t be afraid to show them off if you so desire. Dresses that add definition to the bottom of an outfit, like an A-line skirt, are great choices. Necklines that draw attention to the top part of your outfit, like ruffle dresses or dresses with embellished tops, are another great option. Sweetheart necklines, strapless, and sleeveless dresses are also good options to keep in mind.

At Scout & Molly’s of Jacksonville, we believe that each woman should get the personalized shopping experience they’ve always wanted. Our in-store stylists can ease your shopping woes and help you find clothes to better fit your body type, no matter your tastes or style. Whatever the occasion, our Jacksonville boutique staff is here to help you look (and feel) your best!


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