Different Dress Types
There are endless options when it comes to dressing up for different occasions. Certain outfits appear to be more flattering on certain body types in comparison to others. As such, it is important to understand the types of dresses available so as to make it easier to choose according to ones body type.
1. The Sheath Dress
This dress is a straight cut and fits the form of the body. In addition to this, it is
nipped at the waistline and the seam is invisible. The sheath dress is mostly knee-
length or just slightly above the knee. It is ideal for a date night, night out with the
girls or even a business event.
The sheath dress mostly flatters hours glass figures since it displays all the curves.
2. The Wrap Dress
The main feature of this dress is the wrap around which closes off the front part.
The dress is either tied at the back or the front depending on the design or creativity of a person. Again, depending on the colour, patterns and design it can be perfect for any setting. The wrap dress is perfect for athletic body types. It helps create the illusion of curves and a smaller waistline.
3. The A-line Dress
This dress fits perfectly at the hips and then flows out towards the hem of the dress
making it look like an A. The A-line dress can be dressed up or down according to the occasion. However, it is best worn to informal settings. The A-line looks gorgeous on pear-shaped women.
4. The Bodycon Dress
Like the sheath dress, the bodycon is also a form fitting dress that tightly hugs ones
figure and accentuates all the curves. The bodycon is usually made from very stretchy material. Like the sheath, it can be worn on dates, night outs or to events that are not so formal. It also looks gorgeous on hourglass figures because of it’s accentuating ability.
5. The Sweater Dress
This is one great dress, mostly because it could flatter whomever. It comes in fitting
form or loosely fitting. The sweater dress is usually knitted. The sweater dress is a
perfect casual attire and can be paired with tight high boots, ankle boots, strapped
sandals or sneakers depending on the occasion and the seasons as well.
6. The Shift Dress
This dress is characterized by its God-like shape. It is also short and loosely hangs
from the shoulders. Most shift dresses are also sleeveless and monochromatic. The dress can be paired with scrappy heels, sling-backs or knee-high boots for that edgy look. One can also colour block with a midi jacket. It best suits athletic or rectangular body types.