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Find the Perfect Dress for your Body Type

by Admin Micaah on August 31, 2022

Finding THE perfect formal dress for your body shape can be challenging. You want to look and feel amazing in your gown, whilst complimenting your body style.  

Let us help you find the perfect dress by pairing it with your body shape. 


Body Type: Rectangle

Your bust, waist, and hips are all around the same size.

Let’s focus on defining your underestimated waistline! She needs it and we know you want it.

Go for dresses that have a high waist definition, play around with different cuts and shapes to create curves such as wrap dreses. 

Try to avoid shapeless, oversized garments and say yes to colours and textures!

Here are some suggestions for stunning white sequins:

Misha Sequins Gown and the Angelina White Gown


Body Type: Hourglass Curvy

You have a naturally defined waistline, and your shoulders and hips are around the same size.

When life gives you curves, flaunt them!

Empire waist dresses, high-low dresses and sheath dresses are your go to.

Say no to boxy straight skirts as well as stiff fabrics.

Here are some suggestions for beautiful white gowns to show off those curves:

Darcia Satin Gown  and the Kimoi Sequins Gown


Body Type: Inverted Triangle

Your shoulders are narrower than your hips.

Focus on adding volume to your hips to balance your shoulders.

Go for dresses that flare from the waist or hips. Simple straight lines, shift dresses and A-Line styles will fit great.

Avoid dresses that are fitted at the bottom and those that emphasise only on the upper body.

Here are some suggestions for white sequins:

 Alayna Sequins Gown and the Dakota White Sequins Gown


Body Type: Petite

Typically, under 5’3″

You often find yourself in the dressing room wondering why most garments seem to be a little too long for you, we understand your struggle girls!

Try to go for short dresses that enhance your waist and accentuate your gorgeous legs.

Go for monochromatic colours over large prints and try to avoid maxi dresses, instead go for jumpsuits and playsuits.

Here are some suggestions for short white dresses that will definitely fit you:

Confetti Sequins Dress  and the Bella Glitter Mini Dress


Body Type: Tall

Typically, above 5’6″

You have been blessed with the benefit of having long legs, let’s put those to good use.

Anything that accentuates your waist is a winner here. Wrap dresses and long dresses will look fab on you.

Try to avoid dresses that don’t shape the waistline, it’s all about confidence!

Here are some suggestions for long white dresses:

Normani White Sequin Dress and the Darcia Satin Ivory White


If you didn’t find your body shape here, don’t worry- everybody and every body is different, and you should know that most women are a combination of several of these.

You can still use this guideline to mix and match your body shape until you find THE perfect white dress that makes you feel divine.

Here at Micaah we got your back!