#GuestPost: Dress by Shape: 5 perfect LBDs


It is widely known that Little Black Dress is a classic piece of clothing every women should have in her wardrobe. This simply cut dress can suit every body type bringing a touch of mystery with its black colour. When it comes to specific body shapes, we bring you a few tricks of the trade so that you can find the LBD which looks perfect on you.

Strapless Dress


A strapless dress is a type of dress that is an excellent choice for a pear-shaped body. This body type is characterized by full hips or thighs and narrow shoulders. In this case, women with a pear-shaped body should accentuate their shoulders in order to create the balance between the upper and the lower part of the body. A strapless neckline does its job in this case since it draws the eye towards the shoulders and the collarbone. You can opt for a sweetheart neckline of a strapless dress and you can be sure it will look terrific on you.

A-line dress


The best option of a LBD for a wedge-shaped body is an A-line dress. A wedge-shaped body has the characteristics opposite to the abovementioned pear body shape because it has wide shoulders, flat hips and a little definition between the waist and hips. By creating a more visible definition between the waist and hips, you also accentuate your lower part of the body. An A-line dress is perfect for this body shape since it creates the illusion of the waistline. The A-line LBD dress with a bardo or a boat neckline is extremely flattering to this type of figure.

Bias-cut dress


A bias-cut dress and an apple-shaped body are the winning combination. An apple-shaped build has rounded shoulders and the fullness in the tummy area as the most notable features. A bias-cut dress clings to hips and the midriff covering the tummy area. At the same time, a bias-cut dress beautifully accentuates the waistline. A bias cut LBD with a large V-neckline follows your bodyline and visually elongates the midriff thus cutting an imposing figure.

Shift Dress


A shift dress looks good on women with a rectangle-shaped body as it creates the balance between the upper and the lower part of the body. A rectangle-shaped body is characterized by the same width of the shoulders and hips and a little waist definition. By wearing this type of dress, you cover the area around the waist keeping your silhouette uncluttered. On the other hand, shift dresses are perfect for wearing with a belt. You can place the emphasis with a belt on your waistline visually creating more defined curves.

Wrap Dress


If you wear the same size at both the top and the bottom and you if you have a well-define waist, you have an hourglass figure. The dress that suits you best is a wrap dress. A wrap dress pulls the fabric at your waistline. In this way, your beautiful waistline is highlighted and your bust and the lower part of the body are significantly enhanced. A wrap LBD dress elegantly follows your bodyline creating the silhouette most women on this planet are desperate to have.


I hope I inspired to try to find your LBD depending on your body shape. The moment you find it, you will fall in love with it. I am sure.  

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Written by
Peter Minkoff

FB_IMG_1430925427402Peter is a fashion stylist and a writer located in Brisbane, Australia. Graduated from Australian Institute Of Creative Design. He worked as a wardrobe assistant for Brisbane Fashion Festival. Combining all his skills and experience along with his complete and utter passion for fashion, he is planning to launch own independent styling business.


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