If you’re like me, then you know that finding the perfect dress that fits and flatters your body can be stressful, even when shopping in a physical store. This task can seem almost impossible when shopping online, especially as there are so many dresses available. Rather than becoming overwhelmed and frustrated that you won’t ever be able to find the perfect dress for your special event or daily use, you can rely on this guide. We’ll break it down into a few manageable steps so that you can handle buying women’s dresses online with confidence and look and feel great in your new dress.
Understand Your Body Shape
One of the first things that you need to do is understand your body shape. It can be overwhelming to shop for dresses if you are not honest with the shape of your body. Generally, a woman’s body is one of five shapes: hourglass, apple, rectangle, wedge, and pear. Since there are so many different body shapes, it makes sense that you need to do your research before shopping, as this will help you find a dress that fits and flatters.
Women who have hourglass shapes have a thin waist and hips and shoulders that are similar in size. Dresses that nip in around the waist and skim over curves are a good option.
Apple-shaped bodies are broader by the shoulders, back, and ribs, with some added size around the waist or hips. You can easily emphasize your hips with the right dress for balance.
Rectangle shape bodies don’t have a tucked in waist, but the hips and shoulders are around the same size. Dresses should show off both the legs and arms.
Wedge, or strawberry, bodies have a broader chest and wider shoulders with a narrow waist. Wearing a dress that emphasizes the lower half of the body is a good idea.
Pear-shaped bodies have a wider lower half than the upper half. The hips are wider than the shoulders, so the dress needs to emphasize the upper half of the body for balance.
Know What Length You Want
Once you understand your body shape, then you need to think about how long you want your new dress to be. Shorter dresses are great for showing off the legs and for going out dancing or on a date, while long dresses tend to be a bit more casual, but can still be festive.
The important thing to remember when shopping for a shorter dress is that you want to make sure that you can easily and comfortably move around in it. Some dresses tend to be so short that they limit your movement and make it difficult for you to remain comfortable. As long as the dress is long enough for you to move, you can still show off some leg and feel great.
Longer dresses, on the other hand, can come with their own set of unique problems to consider. Make sure that you don’t buy a dress that is so long that you will trip on it or step on the hem when walking. Not only is this dangerous, but it will quickly ruin the dress. Look for a maxi dress in a fun pattern if you want to stand out when wearing your new dress.
Make Your Assets Pop
Every woman has a part of their body that they love to show off and that makes them feel more confident. We believe that when shopping for a dress, you need to choose one that will help your favorite assets pop. This will make you feel and look great in your dress and give you a boost of confidence that is undeniably attractive.
Women who work hard on their arms and shoulders and want this part of their body to be the focal point when wearing a dress will want to look for something with smaller straps. These smaller straps draw attention to this part of your body and can make it really stand out. This type of dress is also a great option for women who have a pear-shaped body, as it will help to balance out the lower body.
Many women want to show off their chest when wearing a dress, but still want a little coverage over the rest of their body. Dresses that are lower cut, but still a maxi dress offer this great balance. They are great for wearing on a date, but still, offer plenty of coverage to make you feel confident.
Consider What Makes the Dress Special
Every dress will have something about it that makes it unique and causes it to be eye-catching. If you want to ensure that you really stand out when wearing a dress, then look for one that is just a little more special.
Dresses that are loaded with sequins are sure to make a statement and will make you feel incredibly vintage and romantic. These dresses vary in the amount of coverage that they offer. While some border on being more like a costume, such as some flapper-inspired dresses, others are great for a stunning night out with friends or when on a date.
Other great options when looking for a dress with a little something special includes dresses with bold and bright prints, unexpected designs, and exposed zippers or buttons. Anything that makes a dress stand out just a little will cause everyone to turn and look at you when you’re wearing it. This is sure to make you feel great and like you bought a dress designed to impress.
As you can see, there are a few things to consider when buying women’s dresses online to ensure that you get the perfect dress for your body and personal style. We’re confident that you can easily choose the right dress for you by following these tips. Let us know what you think and check out one of these amazing dresses. They’re picked just for you to ensure that you not only look great but that you feel amazing, too!
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