With your next wedding invite looming, Ladies Day approaching and Wimbledon just around the corner, finding the perfect occasion dress that flatters your figure can be a little daunting.
to fine-tune the art of dressing for your silhouette in time for your
next summer event with the help of this simple shop-for-your-shape
occasion dresses guide.
Round and Crunchy
Heavy on top, smaller at the hips? Your shape is apple.
The dress for you:The Python Chiffon Cross Over Dress features a flattering high waistband, cross-over neckline and a
universally-forgiving A-line chiffon skirt that will skim over any
Style tips: For a day at the races, team with a chic fascinator and strappy sandals.
As Sweet as a Pear
shape where a pin-thin waist and generously-sized hips make a pair. If
your upper body is substantially smaller than your hips, you're a pear.
The dress for you: The Primrose Hill Dress is fitted and flared to enhance your narrowest point whilst the ruffled shoulders will help to balance out your proportions.
Style tips: Opt for wavy, glossy hair and minimal jewellery to keep all eyes on the dress.
A Figure of Eight
If the figure-of-eight silhouette was a formula, it would look a little like this:
Waist < Shoulders
Waist < Hips
Shoulders = Hips
Are your shoulders level with your hips and is your waist smaller than anything else? If yes, your shape is hourglass.
The dress for you: The Sicily Lace Wing Dress is the one for you. The lace overlay gently defines a small waist whilst the shift shape loosely drapes the body.
Style tips: Colour-block your way into the next social event with a colour-bright clutch.
A Straight Talker
Pillar-straight from the shoulders to the hips? If this resonates, your shape is athletic.
The dress for you: The Riviera Stitch Dress features a scoop neck, a cinched-in waistband and highly-structured splayed skirt with pleating for curve-creating purposes.
Style tips: A bold lick of lipstick will bring extra femininity to the look.