Summers are all about dressing up in light and airy clothes to keep cool. If you’re like most women, you’ll want a summer dress that makes you feel confident and beautiful. The key to finding the perfect summer dress is knowing your body type and choosing a style that flatters your figure. We’ll show you how to do just that, with dresses perfect for every body type.
1. Defining your body type
The first step to finding the perfect summer dress is to figure out your body type. You may be wondering, "What the heck is my body type?" Not to worry, we've got you covered. There are five basic body types: apple, pear, hourglass, rectangle, and triangle. Once you've determined your body type, it's time to start shopping!
2. Figuring out which colors complement you
It's time to start shopping for your summer dresses! But before you hit the stores, you'll need to take into account your body type and the colors that complement you. A good place to start is by looking at your skin tone. Are you cool or warm? Cool skin tones have blue or pink undertones, while warm skin tones have yellow or peach undertones. Once you've determined your skin tone, it's time to start looking for colors that will flatter you. If you're cool-toned, go for shades of blue, green and purple. Warm-toned ladies should stick to oranges, reds and yellows. You can also take into account the color of your eyes and hair when choosing flattering shades.
3. Finding a silhouette that flatters your figure
Certain dress silhouettes are better suited for certain body types. If you're looking to accentuate your curves, go for a fit and flared or shaped dress. If you want to play down your curves, try a midi or mini dress. For a more relaxed and comfortable look, choose a lightweight floral print summer dress in a forgiving silhouette. No matter what your body type is, we have the perfect summer dress for you!
4. Hemline and neckline considerations
When it comes to the hemline, you'll want to consider both your height and your body type. If you're on the shorter side, a mini dress is the perfect way to show off your legs. Just be sure to choose a style that's fitted and flared or shaped so it doesn't look too boxy. If you're curvier, try a midi dress that skimps over the hips and flares out at the knee. You could also go with a summer sundress with a low neckline—just make sure it's not too revealing. A high neckline will help balance out a curvier figure. As always, it's important to wear what makes you feel confident and beautiful!
5. Choosing the right accessories
One of the best things about summer dresses is that you can keep it simple and let the dress speak for itself. However, adding the right accessories can really take your look to the next level. If you're wearing a form-fitting dress, try opting for a necklace or bracelet that has some movement. A fit and flared dress looks great with a belt to define your waist, while a shaped dress can be styled with heels or sandals to elongate your legs. A midi or mini dress can be dressed up or down with the right shoes, bag and jewelry. So don't be afraid to experiment—the options are endless!
There's no need to suffer through another summer in a dress that doesn't fit or make you feel your best. With a few simple tips, you can easily find a summer dress that will have you looking and feeling your best. Define your body type, figure out which colors work best on you, and find a flattering silhouette, and you'll be well on your way to finding the perfect summer dress.