Which Prom Dress Style Is Best for My Shape?

When it comes to shopping for your prom dresses, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available for you. When it comes to finding a dress that is appropriate for your body type, the task can be even more difficult! That’s why we at Amarra wanted to make it easier for you to discover your “My Shape.” 

When it comes to finding the perfect dress, it all comes down to knowing which dress will best accentuate your figure by highlighting your best features and concealing the ones you’d rather not show off. Creating a sense of balance with proportions is essential when it comes to dressing well. In this article, Amarra provides the latest information on how to find the perfect prom dress for your body type.

First, Determine What “My Shape” Is:

-If you are under 5 feet 3 inches tall, you have a petite body type! 

-If you have a curvy figure with a proportionate bust to hips ratio and a well-defined waist, you have an hourglass body shape

-Your boxy body type is defined by having your bust, waist, and hip measurements all close to the same. 

-You have a pear body type if your hips are larger than your bust and you have a well-defined waist. 

-Having a busty body type can be defined by having narrow hips, a generally undefined waistline, and a large bust, among other characteristics. 

-Having an apple body type means that you carry the majority of your weight in your torso and have an average-large bust while also having slimmer legs. 

-You have a slender body type if you have a generally thin frame throughout your entire body! 

Now that you’ve determined what shape you are, continue reading for our best prom advice on how to balance your proportions and choose a style that is complementary to your shape.

Petite Princess

Petite Princess

Accept and love your body type! Instead of getting lost in a gown with too much fabric, opt for something that accentuates your figure. The goal is to create the illusion of height rather than being overwhelmed by the amount of material on the wall. A shorter hemline, an asymmetrical hemline, or a slightly higher thigh slit can all help to elongate your figure by several inches. 

Short dresses are preferable to longer or fuller skirts because the additional fabric may end up enveloping your figure. Fitted dresses with delicate embellishments and detailing, as well as V-neckline and vertical prints, will help to elongate your figure. 

Don’t forget that a good pair of platforms can make a significant difference. Besides the fact that they add even more inches, they are also much easier and more comfortable to walk in than a thin sole.

Hourglass Hottie

Hourglass Hottie

Show off those gorgeous curves, girl! You deserve it! Look for a gown that fits snugly around their waist and flares out at the bottom.   The subtle embroidered detailing helps to draw attention to your well-defined waist while also pulling the entire ensemble together as a whole. 

Try wearing fitted dresses/tops, regular or accented waistlines, V or open necklines, and wrap dresses if you have this body shape; these will all look fantastic on you! The stretch jersey material is extremely comfortable to work with. The dress can be enhanced with crystal accents or silver jewelry to make a statement! 

The beauty of having an hourglass figure is that you are naturally born with beautiful proportions, which is something that not everyone is blessed with. It is possible to get away with wearing almost anything, so go ahead and rock it, babe!

Boxy Beauty

Boxy Beauty

When it comes to boxy shapes, the key is to create the illusion of a waist while highlighting your best feature. Your thighs! 

A beaded detailed front and back that transitions into a figure-hugging skirt to give you that tiny waist aesthetic would look stunning on you. Try anything with a high slit to make your body appear longer and to show off your killer legs as well. You will be the talk of the town no matter how you choose to dress up in this stunning gown!

Pretty As A Pear

Pretty As A Pear

Show off your upper body and draw attention to your collarbone, lovely!  Wear an elegant and timeless,  off-the-shoulder gown that bares just the right amount of skin while still remaining modest. The dress is tailored to fit snugly around your upper body, while the slit and the loose skirt fall freely over your hips. 

With a thin evening belt, you can draw attention to your waist while also adding volume to your upper body. Wear a fitted, open-neck, or strapless top to accomplish this! 

Try pairing a modern, sophisticated dress like this with glitzy jewelry to make a strong statement on the dance floor.

Bust Beautiful

Bust Beautiful

Draw attention upward, accentuate your hips with curves, and define your waist to achieve a sense of balance. Long dresses are the most flattering option because the extra fabric below will assist you in achieving the desired balance of proportions. The slight V-Neck is ideal for you because it allows you to show off your curves while still providing adequate coverage to keep everything in place. Designed to flatter both slender and curvy figures, the glossy charmeuse dress has enough freedom to create curves in the hip area and accentuate the best parts of your body while still remaining comfortable to wear. 

Sweetheart neckline, fit and flare skirt with draped fabric all the way down, and a fitted bodice draw the majority of attention to your top in this elegant gown. Because the dress is tied at one side of your waist, it helps to accentuate your waist even further. Chandelier earrings and sparkling bracelets are the perfect finishing touches to this look. Feel beautiful at prom, homecoming, a gala, or any other evening event you attend.

Elegant Apple

Elegant Apple

Empire-waisted dresses, A-line or full skirts, and embellished tops will draw the eye upward and away from your midsection. Opt for dresses tighten up around your top, while the empire waist and thin straps draw the eye to your collarbone and away from your stomach. With a fuller skirt, you will feel more comfortable and at ease, which is ideal for your fairytale prom night!