The typical characteristics of an A-line are that it is narrower at the waist and gently flares out from the hip. Thus, the silhouette resembles the letter “A”. The A-line dress can be generally worn by women of all shapes. However, an A-line dress with a halter top works the best for women with a triangle body shape and for those who have a long waist and short legs. On the other hand, if the dress has wide set straps, it would flatter those with an inverted triangle body shape.
These type of dresses bare skin in an unforeseen way by simply highlighting the collarbone and shoulders. The reason is that the straps of the sleeveless dress start toward the front center of the outfit and then attached to the back instead of over the shoulders. This style of dresses attracts attention to the center of the body and is ideal for women with tall or broad shoulders. Moreover, it is also a perfect garment for those who have a triangle body shape as the mid-weight fabric helps to downplay the bottom half.
Off-the-shoulder dresses are the best way to show off your collarbones, as the straps of the dress are designed to wrap around the arms. It also reveals your shoulders with an open neck area. This dress is particularly suitable for women with a rectangle body shape as it helps to give the shoulders and hips a broader look, creating an hourglass figure.
Used to be worn as a sleepwear or undergarment back in the 1700s, where materials such as silk, satin or thin cotton were used to make the dress. It is known as a slip dress as the spaghetti straps and low-cut neckline makes it easy to be “slipped” on and off. For women with a rectangular shape body, choose slip dresses that have movement so that it will beautifully drape the body. In contrast, women with an hourglass shape should pick a more form-fitting dress that helps to flatter the curves.
Also known as a “faux wrap”, the surplice style has a cross-over neckline that goes all the way to the waist. Probably one of the more versatile dresses, it is suitable to be worn for most body types.
The typical characteristic of a sheath dress is usually a slim, close-fitting shape that encases the body. It is usually designed to be sleeveless and hits just below the knees. Although, sheath dresses can be worn for most body shapes, but do choose a style that suits to your frame. In addition, ensure to pick one that is somewhat fitted and not overly boxy.