A-Line Dress for:
Pear Shaped Body
Women with pear shaped body have broader hips and narrower shoulders and smaller torso. They may appear more in proportion as the dress silhouette may accentuate the upper half and camouflage the lower half.
The drop shoulder cut may make your shoulders appear broader.
Pair your A-line skirt with a darker color top. This will draw attention away from upper half of your body.
Avoid wearing pencil skirts that may accentuate your curves.
Bottoms in dark and solid colors may also slim down your bottom half.
For pear shaped body, long necklaces like the Opera necklace and the Rope necklace with big bold pendants and large earrings may draw attention towards the top, make you appear taller and fill in some volume also.
Wear waist belt to narrow down and highlight your waist. Don't wear thick belts as they may cut you into two halves, virtually.
Wear accessories to your size. Remember small, delicate pieces of jewelery may make you appear huger. Wear huge and thick thicker jewelry and bold big handbags.
A-line Off- shoulder dress for pear body
A-line Off- shoulder dress for pear body
A-line dresses are very flattering on Petite women. Petite women may look taller in an A-line dress as it may give the torso an elongated look.
Wear A-line dresses with length reaching not more than an inch or two below your knees. Ankle- long dresses with an A-line may not appear flattering on you. A long hemline can make you appear shorter as you may break the smooth vertical line. You may wear wider flared A-line bottoms.
The fitted bodice may draw more attention to your busts. If you have small bossoms, use some extra padding to appear in proportion.
A broad V-neckline may help you draw attention towards the upper frame of your body and add vertical length to your body.
Wear spaghetti straps or shoulder-less dresses to flaunt those toned arms.
A-line dresses that feature front wraps may add more inches to your vertical body frame.
Wear small prints as bolder ones may overwhelm you. Wear vertical stripes, prints etc to make you appear taller.
Pair your A-line dresses with a Cami or a jacket to your workplace.
Wear long necklaces such as the Opera necklace or the Rope necklace that may give you an elongated vertical look. Wear big, slender and long earrings to add length to your body.
Wear delicate pieces of jewelery. The chunky, huge ones may overwhelm your personality.
Carry small handbags.
Wear high heels to add length to tiny frame.
Fitted A-line dress for petite
Spaghetti strap A-line dress for petite
Apple Body Type
Women with Apple body shape have a bigger bossom, narrow hips and broader shoulder. You may choose dresses that feature V-neckline and an A line skirt. For your wider shoulders, wear embellished skirts with prints or sequins to draw attention away from your problem area.
Do not wear too long or too short A-line dresses. Keep the length an inch or two above the knees. However, the dressier ones can have hemlines stopping just above the ankles. Mini skirts, knee length and long hemlines done in A-line will look great on you.
Wear your size: nothing too baggy or too tight. Something larger than you will make you appear larger.
Wear A-line gowns or A-line skirts with halter neckline or V-neckline.
Off-shoulder A-line evening dresses are not meant for you. They may make your shoulders appear broader than they are.
Wear solid dark colors like Black, brown or navy blue. You may also dress mono-chromatically with dark colors. Mix and match colors. Use darker colors to camouflage the problem areas. Do not wear colors in great contrast.
Wear printed A-line dresses for a leaner look. Go for big patterns as small prints can make you look bigger. Strong vertical details, embellishments, prints and patterns like pinstripes, zippers, vertical paisley prints, cable patterns, pleats and vertical stripes may make you appear taller and sleeker.
Heavier fabrics in this style will look flattering on the full figured women as they don't cling. Remember that if a dress is clinging too much to your curves, the fabric is simply not going to work for your figure. Cottons seems to always look best on plus size shapes. Spandex will also work. Keep the knitted ones for winters.
Halter neckline printed A-line dress for apple body