Look your best this season by getting inspiration from these cute spring dresses for all body types. Know how to dress fashionably whether your body’s an apple, hourglass, rectangle, or a pear shape!
Flaunt It! Cute Spring Dresses That Flatters Your Body
Spring is coming! Aside from getting rid of old stuff to welcome the new and spring cleaning, use this brand-new season to look gorgeous and chic with cute spring dresses perfect for your body type. In this blog post, you’ll learn to accentuate, flaunt your best assets, and get smart with your choice of dresses whether they’re meant for work, play, or travel. Are you ready? Here we go!
1. Apple Shape
How Your Body Looks: Women with apple shape tend to have proportionate arms and legs but with a paunchy midsection. It is also sometimes described as being top heavy.
What You Should Wear: Your best assets are your long legs (woohoo!), and what better season to show them off than spring! Wear short dresses with a bit of empire cut around the waistline to emphasize the bust and draw attention away from the tummy. A-line dresses also work well. On the other hand, avoid large belts.
2. Pear Shape
How Your Body Looks: If with an apple shape you have broad shoulders and a defined bust, with a pear shape, the emphasis is on the lower torso, which also means you’re bottom heavy. Your rear is big, legs tend to be more rounded and short, while the waist is wide.
What You Should Wear: One of the best cute spring dresses you can wear is the wrap dress. Trust me, you’ll never go wrong with this. This is an excellent way to add more definition to your hips and waist, which are your good assets. Pick a dress that opens a bit wider on the upper half of your legs.
3. Hourglass Shape
How Your Body Looks: Consider yourself lucky if you have a peanut or an hourglass shape since it means your upper and lower torsos are actually proportioned. Not only that, you have a small and defined waist!
What You Should Wear: There’s good news and bad news. The good news is you can wear practically anything, although it’s best to pick cute spring dresses that showcase your curves. Fitted (but not necessarily tight) dresses are great for you. Belted dresses are ideal since they highlight the defined waist. Now the bad news is you need to create balance with your look, which means you cannot favor your upper half for the lower and vice versa.
4. Rectangle Shape
How Your Body Looks: Sometimes called string bean, your body shape is straight. There’s no clear definition of the waist while the upper and the lower parts of the body are more likely to have similar measurements. With this look, you appear boxy and masculine.
What You Should Wear: Go for lace! One, it’s such a beautiful, sophisticated way to look feminine and creates a nice silhouette to your body. Second, opt to accentuate either your upper body with off-shoulders or the lower with tulip skirts. Prints can also create breaks in the appearance of your body while a belt or cut off the waist.
5. Oval Shape
How Your Body Looks: Women with oval-shaped bodies have slender arms and legs, but they tend to be curvy in the middle. The bust is big while the waist is less defined. The midsection tends to be full and is almost always the first one to gain weight.
What You Should Wear: Show off those legs by wearing dresses whose hem doesn’t go way beyond the knee. Pleated dresses such as this can also create a leaner look while adding a belt makes a nice waist definition.
Ladies, if you want your cute spring dresses to really work, you need to pair them with the right lingerie or undergarments. Get the tips right here:
Oops! Are we forgetting something? I haven’t talked about cute spring dresses petite and plus-size bodies, right? Well, guess what, I don’t have to! Contrary to what many people believe, these sizes can fall into any of these body types, so we have petite women who are apple and pear as well as plus size with an hourglass shape. The only difference is you’ve got to pick clothes that fit your height and size to a T. In the meantime, with these ideas, you’re more confident to welcome springtime.
Did this article help you plan your cute spring dresses? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave us your comments below. Spring will never be complete without wearing a good pair of jeans. Find the right jeans for body type here!
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in February 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.