How to Pick The Best Dress for your Body Type

Because Teri Jon prioritizes creating the most flattering styles for every body type, we have all the information you need regarding what is most flattering for you. We’ve created a guide to dress your body type. Find the best dress for your shape with us!

If your hips are wider than shoulders, your body type is…

Draw attention to your best assets, with necklines that accentuate your shoulders and dresses which show off your waistline. Opt for A-line dresses, as skirts with volume work to create an hourglass illusion.

Lace and Tulle A-Line Dress

Features a v-neckline to draw attention to your upper body, and an a-line skirt with volume to flatter your hips.

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Lace Cocktail Dress with Sleeves

Features a belted waist and a fit-n flare silhouette, slimming the hips and thighs.
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If your bust and hips are wider than your waist, your body type is…

Highlight your curves – don’t hide them! Opt for dresses with a fitted top half and a dress bottom which hugs your waist as to not add any bulk. 

Short Sleeve V-Neck Sequin Gown

Features a body hugging cut to best flatter your hourglass form, and a unique flutter sleeve to add visual interest. 

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Portrait Collar Metalic Gown

This column off-the-shoulder gown is a flattering option for an hourglass shape Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom , as the inset waist-seam and straight bodice accentuate and complement your best features.

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If your full-figured with curves all around, your body type is…

Show off your beautiful body in figure flattering silhouettes. Pick styles which balance your proportions, and select high-quality fabrics to hug you in all the right places.

3/4 Sleeve Taffeta Shirt Waist Gown

Opt for this classic, timeless shirtdress which will flatter you in all the right places and can be adjusted to show off as much or as little skin as you like at the neckline.

Available through size 22.

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Jacquard Side Drape Peplum Dress

Features a peplum waistline, perfect for flattering a full body. The monochromatic tone creates an overall clean and chic look!
Available through size 22.
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If you carry weight around your midsection with a slimmer bottom half, your body type is…

Lengthen your body and minimize your mid-section by showing off your shoulders and legs. Pick styles with off-the-shoulder necklines and hemlines at the knee to balance your figure.

Tweed Dress with Pearl Trim and Accents

For apple shapes, defining a waistline is essential. Dress features a defined waist seem and a flared bottom, hitting you at the smallest part of your torso, and flares out, covering the stomach.

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Off the Shoulder Gown Stretch Satin Gown

Features an off-the-shoulder neckline to draw the eye upward perfectly draped and ruched stretch satin fabric that creates a slimming effect at the bodice. 
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Many of the above dress options come in a variety of sizing options. Feel free to check our website or chat with our stylists for available sizes and plus size dresses.

 

Looking for more advice or assistance finding a dress? Don’t hesitate to e-mail or call – we would love to help!

 

For even more information, we recommend taking a look at our Mother of the Guide Survival Guide to help guide you through the ups and downs of planning your daughter or son’s wedding.

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