Lifestyle, Lookbook

Prom Dress Shopping

Hello lovelies! 🙂 It’s that time of the year again, when every girl is on the hunt for the perfect prom dress. It’s definitely stressful, because you only have your senior year prom once, so you want it to go smoothly! Not to worry ladies, I did some research and managed to come up with different styles of dresses all depending on your body shape to make sure it’s the most flattering fit! I will do two dresses for every look, one for the splurgers, and the other one for the budgeters( Is that even a word?). Knowing your body shape will not only make it easier to shop for dresses, but also other clothes that will make you feel and look amazing!

The Straight Body Shape.

For my straight shaped  ladies, your hips and bust are balanced and your waist is not very defined. You also have a bottom that is more flat than round. Your lower legs are always shapely and one of your best assets.Fitted sheaths and classic shifts work well with your shape, while an Empire waist or simple A-line help to create some curves. One-shoulder styles ensure a dramatic silhouette.

Left: Promgirl, $358                                                              

Right: 1861, $88


The Pear Body Shape

As a Pear Body type (sometimes called triangle), your hips are larger than your bust and you have a nicely defined waist. You have an elegant neck and proportionately slim arms and shoulders. Your waist is your best asset so don’t be afraid to show it off. Strapless dresses enhance your upper body and draw the eye up, while full or A-line dresses help hide wider hips. An Empire waist marks the smallest point of your figure, distracting from everything else.

Left: Nordstrom, $519

Right: Unique Prom, $128


The Hourglass Shape

For the curvaceous ladies, your bust and hips are well balanced and you have a defined waist. Your have gently rounded shoulders that align nicely with your hips. You most likely have a rounded bottom and beautiful side as well as front profile. Your upper body is proportionate in length to your legs which are shapely. Wraps, knit dresses and classic sheaths with fitted waists enhance your classically feminine form. Look for adjustable-waist styles for the best fit.

Left: Promgirl, $278

Right: LoveDresses, $355


The Full Bust Body Shape

Also known as an Inverted Triangle body type, you have a proportionally larger upper body. You have broad shoulders, and ample bust and a wide back. Your hips are slim and your bottom may have a tendency towards the small side.Classic V-neck wraps and halter dress styles draw the eye downward for a slimming effect. A-line styles, full skirts and details at the hem help balance out the bottom half.

Left: Jovani

Right: PromDressShop, $350


Hope this post helped you guys, or at least gave you an idea of what to start looking for 🙂 Happy shopping!

xx, Viona


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