Bodies come in all different shapes and sizes; it's easy to get confused about which styles work best for which figure. Whether your shape is best classed as apple, pear, hourglass or rectangle— the DRESSBAR at dressbarn has something perfect for you.
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If You're Long and Lean
Rectangle: Those with a slim, athletic shape tend to have minimal definition between the bust, waist and hips. Look for dresses that give the illusion of a curvier figure—trick the eye with ultra-fitted styles featuring rounded necklines and flattering embroidery, or fit-and-flare frocks that flow easily over the hips. For Work: DRESSBAR MiXT™ by Heidi Weisel Textured Dress, $62; dressbarn.com For the Weekend: DRESSBAR Lovely™ by Adrianna Papell Embroidered Dress, $58; dressbarn.com
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If You're Busty
Apple: Those that are top heavy likely have broad shoulders and a wide torso. To look leaner and longer in the midsection, shop for two-tone looks that are darker on top for an instant slimming effect, and dresses that slightly flare out to help balance out your bottom half with the top. For Work: DRESSBAR Mixt™ by Heidi Weisel Eyelet Dress, $58; dressbarn.com For the Weekend: DRESSBAR Fashion Studio Floral Fit & Flare Dress, $48; dressbarn.com
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If Your Waist Is Defined
Hourglass: Those with a significantly smaller waist to hip ratio tend to have curves in all the right places. Draw attention to your enviable feminine figure with belted styles in bold, eye-catching prints, and bust-skimming dresses that nip in to further accentuate your naturally narrow midsection. For Work: DRESSBAR Fashion Studio Pleat Neck Dress, $46; dressbarn.com For the Weekend: DRESSBAR Fashion Studio Scuba Print Dress, $54; dressbarn.com
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If You're Hippy
Pear: Those that are bottom heavy tend to have slight shoulders and a smaller bust. Look for frocks that minimize everything below the waist while emphasizing everything above. Try a dress that balances with a light-to-dark ombre print, or a style with strategic arm cuts that draw the eye upward. For Work: DRESSBAR Luxe™ by Carmen Marc Valvo Ombre Floral Pocket Dress, $58; dressbarn.com For the Weekend: DRESSBAR Lovely™ by Adrianna Papell Lace Panel Dress, $68; dressbarn.com
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