(SPOT.ph) It’s exciting to get invited to big events or grand celebrations...until it’s time to think about what dress to wear. Thankfully, there are a lot of places where you can get formal dresses in Manila—you can even rent online! But more than finding where to get the perfect dress, the bigger problem is knowing what type of dress suits your shape. Below, we round up 10 party dresses for every body type.
Lace Panel Fit and Flare Dress (P1,299) from Zalora
Carlota (P2,200) from Zoo
Have a tiny frame? Stick with short, above-the-knee frocks to give the illusion of longer legs. If you’re required to wear a long dress, choose one that has an asymmetrical hemline. You can also go for empire-waist dresses to accentuate your waistline!
Short A-Line Dress with Cap Sleeves (P1,195) from Bershka
If you want to flaunt your assets, find a dress with a neckline that will highlight your chest area. Go for a scoop-neck or a V-neck number with an A-line skirt to balance out your gorgeous figure. If you want to draw attention away from your upper body, look for a dress that has an attractive hemline.
Pleat Detail Cocktail Dress (P2,359) from Preen & Proper
For those who have a pear-shaped figure, you’ll want to highlight your waist and upper body. The trick is to find a dress with an eye-catching bodice or you can go for either an off-shoulder or a halter-neck dress to give an illusion of broader shoulders. Full skirts would work best.
Cut-Out Midi Dress (P895) from Stradivarius
Velvet Mini Wrap Dress (P2,295) from Zara
Show off your body shape with pencil dresses and bodycon dresses which both enhance your figure. Have fun with strapless frocks and wrap dresses, too—they highlight your body’s proportions.
Lace Flutter Sleeve Dress (P1,699) from Eyescream
Metallic Pleated Dress (P2,295) from Mango
If you’re generally well-proportioned but a bit wider in the mid-section, you want a dress that will even out your proportions. The easiest trick in the book is to choose dark colors, which is just perfect for evening events! Pair that with an A-line skirt, and you’re good to go. Or, you can draw attention away from your torso and toward your chest area and your legs—a short dress or a revealing neckline would do the trick!
Jacquard Pattern Dress (P899) from H&M
Anthea Dress (P2,780) from Apartment 8
Dresses that cinch in the sides flatter straight figures the most because it gives the illusion of a waist. Waistbands and flared skirts also complement this body type, showing more shape and structure.