Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Search for the Perfect Dress

We all have holiday parties and events to go to this season and know what it's like to search for the perfect dress. Problem is, we don't all have the same body shape! Lucky for you, Ruche understands the importance of flattering your specific figure. That's why we've created a holiday shape guide for finding the right dress! First find your closest body type, and then browse our best fits for you!

Petite- Short and small all over.

Boyish- Tall and thin. Bust, waist, and hips are all about the same size.

Pear- Small on top, smaller waist and larger hips.

Curvy- Larger through the bust and hips, smaller in the waist.

Here are your results!

Flatter your cute figure rather than overwhelm it! Clothes can often overwhelm your figure, which makes you look shorter or like you're playing dress-up your big sister's hand-me-downs. The best dresses for you are those that have detailing to add the appearance of curves. It is important, however, to make sure your hemline is not too long and that the details aren't bigger than you are! Solid colors ensure that the clothes won't overpower your small frame.

Your Dresses:

You can dress this body shape with almost anything! Both short, shapeless swing dresses and longer streamline dresses with detailing at the hip and bust to add curves look great on you! You can also play with the silhouette by adding volume in top.

Your Dresses:

Highlight your figure's fabulous attributes! As a pear shape, show off your smaller top half and waist by having a well-fitted waist line and a flowy bottom half to accentuate (but not emphasize) your hips.

Your Dresses:

Fun holiday dresses can be frustrating to find when you have a sexy curvaceous body shape. Highlight your favorite attribute by showing off your arms, legs, chest, or back, but avoid revealing everything together. Also, accentuate your smallest point (often your true waistline or just under the bust). Shapeless dresses can make you look big all over instead of giving you the hourglass shape everybody envies.

Your Dresses:

While you search for your perfect dress, we hope this guide helps! Finding the right look for your body shape will simply enhance your beauty. We already know you're beautiful.



Sofi Moukidou said...

some of them are really adorable!!!

Angie said...

Great advice!

deadweight on velveteen said...

thank you so much for this lovely ladies of ruche :)

Victoria D said...

Love it!

Megan said...

This is great, but none of these describe my figure. What about us poor apple-shaped girls???

Jotapao said...

I just want to say that I really love this article, I was thinking to buy a dress and you then give me some tips or ideas to know what is better for my body. Thanks, I hope you keep doing good post like this one.

Julie said...

SUCH great advice and lovely selection of dresses!

lori said...

Hi Ruche!
I found your website on The Daybook blog and purchased some really cute things! Love it!

coco kailee said...

So many great choices! I love that every style is unique and hip, even the ones for us curvy girls! Thank you so much for sharing <3

xoxo coco

Sadie said...

As a pear, I have to disagree with several of your choices. Halter & one-shoulder styles don't balance the lower half well. And flowy skirts have just never worked for me-- a more structured skirt is a lot better. Boat necks, sleeves, or a strapless style usually are much more flattering.

Unknown said...

how do you get to be one of their models and i love their clothing