How To Pick Your Prom Dress – Hourglass Shape

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My biggest concern for hourglass shaped women, other than muffin top, is maintaining balance. If you’re an hourglass shape then you already have a great shape. However, if you draw too much attention to your top or your bottom you’ll lose balance.

This fantastic vintage-inspired dress has slight wide-set shoulder straps and a slight flare to the skirt. The higher waist keeps your legs looking long.

The second dress has less wide shoulders and a pencil skirt. It’s a little more fitted than the first dress, but it is still balanced. It also brings a lot of attention to your tiny waist. It also has a high waist for a lean leg look.

Hourglass at Prom

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How To Pick Your Prom Dress – Apple Shape

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Tummy bulge is an Apple Shaped Woman’s biggest problem. It’s hard to find clothes that fit right. It’s frustrating, I know. But that is why I am here!

A flared skirt and wider shoulder straps are really going to de-emphasize your larger tummy. That’s why this first dress is great for you. It’s got a classic silhouette that is flattering for every body type because of the hourglass shape that it creates. For some extra attention on the bust, you can do what I did here and put a lace camisole underneath the dress.

The second dress has a wide V neckline and cap sleeves that will help to minimize the look of your tummy. The side gathered drape of the dress will do the same. The straight skirt pulls the line of the dress down from the widest point which helps to even out your shape. This dress could look even better if it had lace under the hem.

Both of these dresses help to elongate your look. I wouldn’t go shorter than the bottom of the knee.

Apples at Prom

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How To Pick Your Prom Dress – Boy Shape

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You don’t have to be straight-laced just because you have a straight body. I’m here to give you some curves with some flare.

The first dress that I picked for you is fun and funky. It also gives you some shape in the hips, pulls some attention to your bust and divides up your torso with some sheen at the waist.

The second dress that I found has gathering under the bust to give you some shape there. It pulls in at the waist. The pleated skirt gives you some shape in the booty and lengthens the line of the leg.

High-waist anything(like these two dresses) looks great on boy shapes because it makes your legs look like they go on forever while breaking up your torso. But you have to be extremely careful with the length if it’s a skirt or shorts. Too short looks even shorter with a higher waist.

Boy at Prom

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How To Pick Your Prom Dress – Column Shape

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I’m going to use two different techniques with two different dresses for you, Columns.

The first dress is for camouflaging. The top of the dress is very straight down. It doesn’t bring any attention to your bust. There are cute tapework designs on the bottom of the skirt that really draw the attention down. If you’re going to wear a dress like this one, be sure to pull some attention to the waist. 

The second dress does pull in at the waist. But it doesn’t hide your bust. It balances it out with this incredibly fun and full skirt. 

Columns at Prom
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How To Pick Your Prom Dress – Pear Shape

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Okay, pear shaped Ladies, you do not have to hide your larger bottom half. Don’t hide. Balance.

There are plenty of types of prom dresses out there. No matter your style, you’re bound to find something that fits. I picked two dresses that are going to balance out a bigger bottom – not hide it. (However, if that’s what you’re going for, there are dresses that do that, too.) The first dress has this beautiful  ruffly, floral, wide shoulder pullover, top that is going to not only bring the attention up to your bust, but also streamline wider hips. A definite plus is the bow tie at the waist to make sure the world knows you have a tiny one.

The second dress is a fabulously chic and shiny number. I normally don’t recommend a deep v-neck for pear shapes, however, there isn’t much harm when this dress has so much going for it. It’s got gathering under the bust to add emphasis in that area. It has wide-set shoulder straps to balance out a larger butt. And it pulls in at the waist, too.

Pears at Prom
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How To Pick Your Wedding Gown – Column

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It’s wedding season! That means a lot of us are scrambling around looking for the perfect wedding gown. 

Column: V-necks really help to bring attention down to the hips, which balances out a bigger bust. The first dress pulls in at the waist and poofs out with the skirt. A fuller skirt is really going to help evening out your shape. The second dress balances out a bigger bust by drawing all the attention to a line across the hips. That line also makes your hips look wider. 

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How To Pick Your Wedding Gown – Hourglass

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It’s wedding season! That means a lot of us are scrambling around looking for the perfect wedding gown. 

Hourglass: You don’t have to worry about balance with either of these dresses. They accentuate the bust as much as the hips. They don’t accentuate the waist enough to make an hourglass shape look vampish. 

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How To Pick Your Wedding Gown – Apple

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It’s wedding season! That means a lot of us are scrambling around looking for the perfect wedding gown. 

Apple: Both of these dresses are great for your body type. They narrow in at the smallest part of your torso. They really accentuate your bust. And they bring attention away from a larger tummy with embellishments and draping.

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