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Finding the perfect summer dress for your particular body shape can be a nightmare. Believe me, I know firsthand. RWD actually leans more towards a pear-shaped figure and searches high and low for flattering dresses. Because of all the years playing sports, my legs are not the dainty and girlie kind. Knowing this about my own body, today's post is the first of many that I'll feature to help you be a smarter and more savvy shopper. Embracing our figures and shopping for clothing that flatters is totally key. Our post HERE on summer dresses for pear shaped figures got so many hits that we just knew other readers are wanting to shop their figure too.
Over the next few weeks, I'm going to highlight exactly how to buy that perfect dress by clearly knowing your body type. If you have a perfect body, you can wear anything so this post doesn't even matter for you. Lucky you! Up to bat today is the gorgeous plus sized lady. These body shapes are characterized by equal hip and bust measurements with a narrow waist. If you're one of the lucky few with this body type, dress to flatter those awesome curves. I've chosen SIX awesome summer dresses below and I'll explain why each dress works well for a pear shaped figure. Enjoy!
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This gorgeous dress and I absolutely adore will emphasize a defined waistline, follow the body's natural curves and it even has an extremely flattering and chic neckline. Love this dress!
Draw attention to your waist with a belt to accentuate this great asset. Do not be afraid to show off that small waist as it is extremely flattering to draw attention to the smallest part of your body.
A monochromatic outfit with a slim belt will slim your figure and balance your body type too. This dress is fabulous for a relaxed outing or a fancy dinner date. The perfect go-everywhere and do-anything dress!
Don a dress with a scoop or v-shaped neckline but it doesn't have to be low-cut. These types of necklines make the face and chest seem smaller and slimmer and the cinched waist, once again, highlights that tiniest part.
Flatter that hourglass figure in a long dark maxi dress that cinches at the waist. By donning a dark color and a v-shaped neckline, it creates a longer vertical line. Make sure the dress that flows gracefully over your curves and shows off your tiny waist.
Wrap dresses or fitted sheaths work well as long as they fit to near perfection. If you can find a good dressmaker or tailor, it would be worth the extra investment because this piece will be one of your fave, go-to items!
(PS - This is totally in the maternity section but I just had to share. I have a couple pieces from the Liz Lange Collection at Target and you know we only have a hairy baby. As Joy from The View would say, "So what, who cares?" Ha!)
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