This season make sure that you flaunt the right summer dress! Yes, when you head out to buy your summer dress, you need to understand your body type and buy an outfit accordingly. The kind of dress you choose can make or break your look. Just like you pay attention to your body type when you buy lingerie, you need to do the same when you choose your summer dress as well. Here is how you can choose the right dresses for round, triangle, inverted triangle, rectangle and hourglass body shapes. (ALSO READ What’s the best lingerie for your body shape? Ultimate guide to lingerie for apple, pear and hourglass shapes).Also Read - Kate Middleton Wears The Sparkliest Gown in The History of Royal Fashion as She Attends World Premiere of 'No Time To Die' in London | See Pics

Dresses for round or apple-shaped bodies

Dresses for round or apple shaped bodiesAlso Read - Brides in White? From Rhea Kapoor to Rubina Dilaik, Celebs Who Normalise Wearing Whites at Wedding

Women who have round or apple body shape are fuller around the tummy. They have narrow shoulders and bust. So while selecting a summer outfit, a flowy dress will flatter this body type as it will draw the attention from the upper body. Stay away from figure-hugging spandex dresses, as it will draw more attention to the fuller tummy. Also Read - Rhea Kapoor's Wedding: Shanaya Kapoor Looks Pretty in a Floral Lehenga Worth Rs 78,000 | See Pics

Dresses for triangle or pear-shaped bodies

Dresses for triangle or pear shaped bodies

Those who have triangle or pear-shaped body have a wider lower body and a thinner upper body. Women who have this shape should opt for dresses that draw attention to their upper half of the body. Select an outfit that will instantly draw attention to the shoulder and the upper part of the body. An A-line and empire dress will work best, also opt for boat neck, halter or cowl neckline. Steer clear of bodycon and peplum dresses as they draw attention towards the lower body.

Dresses for inverted triangle shaped bodies

Dresses for inverted triangle shaped bodies

Those who have inverted triangle shaped bodies have wide shoulders and heavier bustline. While selecting a dress, chose one that draws the attention away from the upper body. To look proportionate, opt for something that has flare on the lower half. Go ahead and wear a nice peplum dress or a sleeveless dress with V-neckline. (ALSO READ How to buy lingerie: Step-by-step guide to buying your sexy intimates!).

Dresses for rectangle or tubular-shaped bodies

Dresses for rectangle shaped bodies

Women who have rectangle body shape have little or no difference between the ratio of the bust, waist and hips. The right amount of volume at the right places will work well for rectangle-shaped bodies. Opt for a dress with ruffles near the neckline and also a voluminous bottom. A skater dress works best for this kind of body shape.  (ALSO READ How to contour cleavage: 4 steps to get bigger and fuller looking breasts with makeup).

Dresses for hourglass-shaped bodies


Those who have hourglass shape can rock almost any kind of dress, as they are blessed with proportionate bust, waist and hips. So, go ahead and wear something that will flatter your body shape. A figure-hugging bodycon dress will flaunt your curves and make you look irresistible this summer! (With inputs from IANS)

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