What it is: Broader shoulders than hips and waist.
Avoid: Off-the-shoulder, exposed shoulder or puffed shoulder dresses as these will draw attention towards your upper body, making it more prominent.
Go for: Sleeved dresses that cover up your shoulders. Balance the proportion out with A-line dresses or empire-waist dresses that have more texture below the waistline. This will create volume at your lower body region, which in turn makes your shoulders appear smaller.
Dress, $2,435, from Petar Petrov at NET-A-PORTER
This dress covers you in just the right places but does not make you look frumpy, thanks to the soft fabric and feminine ruffles. Pair this with black booties and you’d be perfect for a club night!
Dress,$69.90, from Zara
A bold print like this will make you an instant party hit! Just pair this with knee-high boots and throw on some chunky cuffs and statement earrings to round up the look.
Dress, $299, from H&M
This dress has a pretty busy print, so keep the rest of your look minimal. Wear it with pair of plain, black heeled booties to let it stand out.
What it is: Shoulders, waist and hips are around the same size.
Avoid: Boxy dresses that fall straight down from shoulder to hem — they will highlight your oblong figure and render your waistline non-existent.
Go for: A-line dresses that are fuller at the bottom, or those with a waist-tie or cinched waist. These will create the illusion of curves.
Dress, $1,375, from Marchesa Notte at Farfetch
This cute number sports ruffles and floral embroideries that add texture and form to the lower half of your dress. It gives the illusion of a fuller bottom (and hence, a curvier figure). Buy!
Dress, $89.90, from Zara
An elegant and understated dress will always get a thumbs up from us. But make sure you get one that covers your shoulders and is fashioned in an A-line shape to accentuate your figure. Bonus? A sexy dip at the neckline for that added allure.
Dress, $149, from Topshop
This cheery piece is so bright and bold, it’ll make you stand out in the party crowd. Play it up by wearing this with a pair of hot pink stilettos.
What it is: Shoulders and waist are narrower than hips.
Avoid: A-line or empire-waist dresses — these will simply add more weight to your lower body.
Go for: Dresses that add fuller details to your upper body, like those with puffed shoulder or textured short sleeves. They will allow your overall figure to appear more proportionate.
Dress, $787, from Marques’Almeida at Matches Fashion
A dress with shoulder details is your best friend. This puffed sleeve number comes in an interesting poster print, which will look great when worn with a pair of black brogues.
Dress, $126, from Topshop
This girlish piece sports feminine ruffles around the shoulder region and unique mismatched sleeves, which highlights your upper body. Psst, it has a sexy scoop back, in case you’re worried about coming across as too demure. Perfect!
Dress, $179, from H&M
A pussybow dress works great as the detail adds extra volume to the upper portion of your body. Keep this look fresh by dressing this number up with a pair of flat, knee-high boots.
What it is: Shoulders and hips are narrower than waist.
Avoid: Dresses that have a cinched waist as they will accentuate the curves you wish to hide.
Go for: Flowy maxi dresses, preferably with V-necklines. These will show off your décolletage and at the same time help to divert attention away from your waist.
Dress, $839, from Palmer/Harding at Farfetch
Channel sophistication with this sleek number which sports a v-neck and knot detail at the chest. All eyes will be on you!
Dress, $129, from Mango
Soft and flowy, this straight maxi dress is as comfortable as it is fashionable. A tip: Remove the waist tie detail — you don’t want to cast attention on your waist.
Dress, $129, from Mango
The lovely scooped neck of this Mango dress allows you to flaunt your collarbone. Make the most of it by wearing some delicate necklaces.
What it is: Shoulders and hips are well balanced, waist is of a relatively small shape.
Avoid: Boxy dresses as you’ll be hiding what your mama has blessed you with!
Go for: Body-con dresses or maxi slip-dresses are all perfect, but do remember the adage “less (skin) is more”. If you’re going to show off your legs, don’t go overboard with your neckline, and vice versa.
Dress, $1,353, from Nili Lotan at NET-A-PORTER
Since you have the perfect figure, go forth and flaunt it! Try this leopard print maxi slip dress that emphasizes all the right places. Dress it up with a sequin bolero jacket for that extra glam factor.
Dress, $116, from Topshop
This polka-dotted satin number is an interesting mix of girlish and sexy. With a low V-neck detail, dress it up with a statement necklace.
Dress, $129, from Mango
Keep yourself cool and comfortable with this floral printed slip dress if you’re having a BBQ party with your family and friends. We love the gorgeous slit that shows off your legs.