Find a formal dress to suit your figure

Want to look fabulous in a formal dress? Read on to find out which style will suit your figure...

Empire Cut Dress

An empire cut dress has a high waistline (generally beginning just beneath the bust) and a long, full skirt that flows straight from the waistline. The empire style camouflages a pear shape or thick waist and creates an illusion of height for short or petite figures.

A-line dress

An A-line gown has a form-fitted bodice that flares out from the natural waist to a full skirt. This type of gown features a seamless waist and may also be called a princess-cut gown. The gently flared style flatters most figure types and is especially useful for disguising large hips and thighs.

Tea Dress

A tea dress is hemmed to end just at the shin. It has a fun, flirty appearance that is perfect for a slightly casual or more relaxed look. This dress style is ideal if your calves are your best feature or you have a tall, thin figure.

High-low Dress

A high-low gown is hemmed long at the back (usually at the ankles or to the floor) and just above the knees in the front. This trendy modern style creates a unique, sexy look. It's perfect for showing off long legs and an hourglass figure.

Ball Gown

A ball gown is characterised by a full skirt that begins at the natural waist and proceeds to floor length. The waist is seamed and may be styled in various shapes and designs. The ball gown style visually divides the body in half and is ideal on average to tall figures.


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