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Here at Blush Ivey, we like to embrace every shape. Dresses often make us feel uncomfortable or unconfident about our bodies. We tend to pick at things we don’t like, without questioning what we do like about ourselves. There is a style of dress for every body type, whether you are tall or petite, heavy chested or heavy-hipped, or slim or curvy. Continue reading to find out which dress suits you and your shape the best. 

Wrap Dress 

The wrap dress or even the faux wrap dress has become increasingly popular over the past couple of years. If you have more of a pear shape or apple shape, these dresses really define the waist, bringing more attention to the slimmest part of your body. Wrap dresses are everywhere and come in so many colors and patterns. They make a wonderful party dress and the perfect work dress at the same time. Just dress it up with heels and a statement necklace or dress it down with flats and a denim jacket. 


A-Line Dress

As mentioned before, defining the waist is the number one way to look and feel slimmer. For women with a more straight figure, the A-Line cinches in the middle and flares out the bottom, giving you a proportional look. Curvy women may also benefit from the shape due it its ability to hide the midsection. Find a spaghetti strap dress with a square neckline for a picnic in the park, or find a floral print dress with a v-neck for a day at the lake. 


Midi Dress 

A classic midi dress hemline hits the middle of the calf. Typically, someone with a more hourglass figure looks best in a midi but depending on the style, it can be quite versatile. For a form-fitted look, accentuate your curves with a bodycon midi dress, or to beat the summer weather, consider a flowier fitted, breathable midi dress. Petite women may have trouble finding a midi dress that actually hits them at the calf, and the length lends itself better to taller women. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t find a flattering midi dress in petite sizes!

Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses are a go-to summer wardrobe staple. They are lightweight, comfortable, and perfect for vacation. It is also one of the only dresses that look good on everyone! For petite women it makes them appear longer, for curvy women it hides areas of uncertainty, and for tall women, it helps achieve a modest length. Just add a pair of your favorite sandals or espadrilles and a floppy straw hat for a complete look. 

No matter what dress you wear, remember that nothing is more beautiful or flattering than a woman with confidence and character. Be true to yourself and to your personal style, and choose a dress based on what makes you feel the best. 

June 27, 2019 by Molly Mixon