Fun Summer Dresses For Every Body Type

There is nothing more frustrating then ending up in a fitting room, trying on 25 dresses and nothing fits right. It’s either too loose, too tight, too short, too long, or somehow manages to highlight the part of your body that you hate the most. Style-wise, there is a method to the madness: some styles are designed to fit certain body types better than others. Here are fun summer dresses and accessories for every shape and size to rock this season!

For the lucky ladies with an hourglass figure, just about everything looks great. With nearly equal bust and hip size, and a well-defined waist, some dresses do look better than others. Case and point: wrap dresses! They have a great deep-v and cinch in to show your small waist that would otherwise be hidden in a column dress.

With lean, long limbs and a shorter torso, a ballerina body can be hard to dress. With such a slim figure and little curves, ballerina body types can get lost in dresses with ruffles or peplum skirts. Stick to tighter, body hugging dresses in lightweight materials, like this column maxi!

Straight collage

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If your hips and bust are balanced, but your waist isn’t well defined, welcome to my life. Straight body types rule, but it’s important not to go too tight, or you’ll have a weird, loose baggy area in your stomach region. Loose, flowy dresses like this one provide soft lines and slightly higher necklines flatter broader shoulders. They elongate your frame too!

Curvy Collage

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To dress a curvy figure to perfection, keep in mind that your hips are broader than your bust and shoulders and you have a full midsection. Your waist is not well defined, but your bust line is, so what better time to show that off than the summer? Structured shift dresses with all over prints look great, especially ones that feature a playful belt that sits right below the bust line!

pear shaped collage

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Pear-shaped bodies are really fun to dress for, just keep in mind that your hips are larger than your bust, but you have a great defined waist. You have slim arms and shoulders, so summer is the time to showcase them with dresses that have thin straps. Off the shoulder dresses or small straps draw the attention upwards, flatters your more slender upper half, and perfectly counters the proportion of your hips. The ruffles on a dress like this one accentuate your bust and add a bit of illusion, cinches your great waist, and the layered skirt appropriately covers your hips, without making them look boxy.

So you have larger, broader shoulders and an ample bust, eh? Well stick with a deep v-neck dress with wider straps, which conceal thicker, more supportive bra straps. This dress is perfect, it has a beautiful back, while still offering enough support up top, and cinching in just below your chest, as to not lose the rest of your figure!

What do you think?