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Occasion Dresses Fit Guide

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.

Learn 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

Occasion Dresses - Python Chiffon Cross Over Dress

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 problem areas.

Style tips: For a day at the races, team with a chic fascinator and strappy sandals.

As Sweet as a Pear

Occasion Dresses - Primrose Hill Dress

A 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

Occasion Dresses - Sicily Lace Wing Dress

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

Occasion Dresses - Riviera Stitch Dress

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.