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Fabulous Prom Dress Ideas for Your Body Type

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Every girl has their own specific body type. When choosing a dress, especially for such an exciting event as prom, girls need to know what type of dresses they should look for. Prom dresses need to reflect one’s nature, but having a perfect fit for your body is just as important. Read about the prom dresses appropriate for your body type and have fun looking for that perfect dress.


A huge selection of dresses are available for slender girls. Having a more pronounced skirt is definitely worth a try to give your figure more volume. It is also very feminine and fun. Look for dresses that fit snugly to showcase your slender figure. Don’t forget to pair off your look with hot high heels.


Busty girls can choose to highlight their bust or not. Dresses with a bodice and added support are perfect for girls with a large bust. A beautifully shaped neckline that is playful but still contains the support you need is definitely a must. Of course, if you would like to draw more attention elsewhere, look for dresses that have beautifully crafted hemlines or more modest necklines.


Petite girls can choose dresses that can make them look taller, like those that have a gorgeous hemline. Short dresses could also be ideal but full gowns that reach the floor tend to hide your small frame, so make sure to choose dresses that will go well with your delicately shaped body. Match your outfit with a good pair of heels to add further to your height and you’re good to go.


Hourglass-shaped bodies have a smaller waist while being full both at the top and bottom. Girls with an hourglass-shaped body tend to look good with any type of dress, so make sure to use that to the fullest and accentuate your shape. Your well-proportioned frame should be showcased in a flattering dress. Choose a dress with a nice silhouette and material. Make sure not to choose those that make you look heavier than you actually are.


Pear-shaped bodies have a wider bottom and a narrower top, just like a pear. For girls with a pear-shaped body, a gown with a beautiful waist should do just great to draw attention to your middle. A perfect fit would be dresses that have a flowing skirt and a tight upper portion to highlight your torso.


Bodies that are apple-shaped tend to have a circular middle with smaller shoulders and hips while having slender legs. If you have an apple-shaped body, make sure to choose a dress that draws attention to your upper frame. With this type of body shape, a great short or long body-doll dress can never go wrong. The best thing to do is to avoid a too tight look, especially with the midsection area and keep things flowing freely.

Prom is about looking and feeling your best, so go with your guts and choose dresses that make you feel good about your body and yourself. Be confident and don’t be afraid in showing off your personality. Always remember to have fun with your prom and celebrate your youth and your identity. Above all, make sure to have a blast!

Sophie White is a fashion blogger based in Australia. Her passion for dresses, hairstyle, and self-expression has inspired her to lead the online marketing campaign for Prom Outfitters, a prom boutique based in Brooklyn, NY.