choosing evening dresses based on your body type.

If you are going out in the evening, it is because you most probably have a date or you have a very important evening event to attend. That...

If you are going out in the evening, it is because you most probably have a date or you have a very important evening event to attend. That said, you definitely wish to look your best and this trickles down to having the right evening dress on. Finding the ultimate evening dress is never easy but there is a wide range of styles and colors which gives you a variety of options. The major thing to look out for when looking for the perfect dress is your body type. Dresses seem to look gorgeous on the racks and in the magazines but sometimes not as we would have liked on ourselves. There are a number of different body types, we’ve listed three of the most common types below. You may fall into one or somewhere in between. Follow the guide and you’ll find an evening dress that not only suits you but looks fabulous!

If your body is straight down and straight up, go for dresses that are well fitted and clingy and show off your figure. A strapless dress will work amazingly well with this body type since it creates a waistline and outlines the hips. You can also add a necklace that makes a statement and big earrings to add details on top. You can also opt for more complicated design like ruffles or tiered detail on your dress. This sultry red evening dress here with lace bodice is a gorgeous choice for an evening wear. The satin belt with accentuate your figure and make an illusion of a curve on your body.


Pear frame means either the hips, butt or thighs carry more of your weight. A pear shaped body is not too hard to dress and you will therefore have plenty of options to play around with till you find one that feels just right for you. Dresses with an A-line skirt which flares at the bottom or have an empire waistline could be a great look for you as well as dresses that taper at the waistline. Don’t go for a dress with large detailing at the bottom because it will accentuate the heavy bottom. Browse for more vintage-inspired dresses as your semi-formal evening dress like this one that caught my attention, a beautiful gingham tea-length flare dress with fur detailing on the neckline to balance the whole look!


If you are apple shaped, you have more weight around the tummy and hence you need to choose a dress that holds this area a little more. A simple, classy dress without over-done detail will work great with this shape. To hide the tummy, you can go for a dress with a little detail or ruched around the bust area and one that shows off your beautiful legs. This kind of a dress will take the attention off the area you are most conscious about. Dresses with low necklines will be your best friend. Empire waistline like this sequin dress below is also a great idea, still showing off legs and create a beautiful figure. Click for more options of sequin detailed dresses.


When choosing your dress, it is also important to look past that one event. It can be a waste to choose a dress that you can only wear once. A good dress will give you a chance to wear it over and over again and still be comfortable, so choose the style and colors with care to make this possible. Make sure to browse through Rosegal now and I will let you drown in excitement to choose from a huge variety of gorgeous dresses ;)

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