The key to finding the perfect prom dress, is knowing your body type. There are five main body types: apple, pear, rectangle, hourglass and busty also known as an inverted triangle. Dressing like a STAR is showing off your best assets while downplaying any potential problem areas.
Apple – Alluring ladies with an apple body type tend to be top heavy and carry their weight around their torso, which includes a full bust and waist. Apple body types also tend to have slender arms and legs. Apple bodies may want to avoid short tight dresses and any styles that draw attention to the midsection. Empire waist dresses as well as gowns with strapless or plunging V-necklines are most flattering on this body type
Pear – This gorgeous shape tend to have fuller hips and thighs and a smaller top. To flatter a pear shape, look for embellished and corset style tops, that helps draw attention to your upper body. Be flexible on color choice, choose a gown with a darker skirt and a lighter top or with an all over print, both options will help even out the figure.
Rectangle-- This body is characterized by having a thin, slender body frame throughout. In order to accentuate your lean physique wear dresses that are fitted. add curves and dimension by wearing dresses with an empire waist, asymmetric neckline, belt around your waist, or a dress that has a slit.
Hourglass — Ladies with an hourglass figure are curvy but proportional. Making it easy to dress this figure but it is important to keep the proportion of the outfit balanced to not draw too much attention to the top or bottom. mermaid styles look beautiful on hourglass; Corset dresses are also a great fit for this figure as it draws attention to your waist and bust. Strapless and one-shoulder gowns also look amazing.
Busty – Can sometimes be difficult to shopping for formal dresses as busty girls often want something flattering and sexy yet comfortable and supportive. Simplyfabdress has a wide variety of dresses for every body type. Halter dresses and gowns with straps are perfect for this body type. Another great trick is to choose a short or tea length dress which will draw attention to your gorgeous long legs and make your figure appear more proportional.