Find the Best Dress for Your Body Type:
Designer Austin Scarlett Explains

If You're Petite...

DO

  • Sheath silhouettes
  • A-line silhouettes
  • Empire-waist gowns
  • Gowns with princess seams
DON'T

  • Ball-gown silhouette
  • Dropped-waist silhouettes
  • High collars and other overwhelming necklines

If You're Tall...

DO

  • Ball-gown silhouettes
  • A-line silhouettes with defined waists
  • Bias-cut silhouettes
  • Mermaid and trumpet silhouettes
DON'T
  • Princess-seamed silhouettes

If You're Straight-Figured...

DO

  • Ball-gown silhouettes
  • Mermaid and trumpet silhouettes
  • Full a-line silhouettes
  • Creative necklines
DON'T
  • Soft sheaths

If You're Hourglass-Shaped...

DO

  • Modified a-line silhouettes
  • Mermaid and trumpet silhouettes

If You're Plus-Sized...

DO

  • Dropped-waist a-line silhouettes
  • Flat-front ball-gown silhouettes
DON'T
  • Fitted silhouettes that are unconstructed or clingy



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