Buy the Best Prom Dresses 2022 For Your Body Type

by Ada Lalia on January 05, 2022

Prom dress shopping? There are many options to choose from when it comes to picking out the right prom dress and it is easy to get overwhelmed. In order to choose the right prom dress for your big night, opt for silhouettes that complement your body type, dress colors that enhance your skin tone, and most importantly, a dress that makes you feel beautiful and comfortable.  That said, it can be easier said than done.

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Picking the perfect prom dresses 2022 is all about knowing which dress will best accentuate your figure.  It is a dress that will highlight your best features and hide the areas that you do not want to. It is all about having a balance with propositions. Ahead are some tips on how to find the perfect prom dress that flatters your body type.

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Step 1 : Identify Your Shape

  • If you are 5'3" and below, you have a petite body type.
  • If you are curvy with bust to hips that are proportionate and a well-defined waistline, then you have an hourglass body type.
  • If your bust, waist, and hip measurements are almost the same, you have a boxy body type.
  • If your hips are larger than your bust and you have a well-defined waist, you belong to the pear shape body type.
  • If you carry a lot of weight around your midsection, have an average-large bust, and have slimmer legs, you have an apple body type.

Now that you know what shape you belong to, here are some tips on how to balance your proportions and choose a style that works best for your body shape.

Petite Body

If you are petite, do not get lost in a gown that has too much fabric.  Instead, opt for something that shows your body off like this short royal blue mermaid prom dress.  Rather than being enveloped by tons of material, you want to create the illusion of height. A shorter hemline, asymmetrical hemline like a hi-lo dress or a slightly higher thigh slit can add inches to your frame. Fitted dresses with delicate embellishments or V-neckline will also elongate your figure.

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Hourglass Shape

Look for a gown that hugs and then flares out at the base to show off those gorgeous curves. Try this mermaid sequin dress to flatter your shape. The V neckline helps to further accentuate your well-defined waist and pull the whole look together.

 

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Boxy Shape

If your body type is boxy, it is important to give it an illusion of a waist while showing off your best asset which is your legs. This simple long satin dress features a bodice to give the waist aesthetic and an open back with cross straps. The high slit elongates the body and shows off the killer legs. This stunning gown is definitely going to be a show-stopper.

 

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Pear Shape

For women with pear shape bodies, cheap prom dresses that show off that upper body and highlight the collarbone are the perfect choice.  This beautiful lace off-the-shoulder gown shows off just the right amount of skin. The dress fits snug to your upper body and hips while the loose train fall freely after the knee.

Long Mermaid Lace Prom Dresses 2022

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Apple Shape Body

Try to draw the attention away from the midsection with dresses that feature empire waists, A-line or full skirts. This sweet A-Line blue ball gown dress is a good fit because it tightens up around your top while the empire waist and off-shoulder neckline will keep the attention towards your collarbone. 

 Ball Gown Blue Prom Dresses 2022

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