When it comes to choosing the perfect party dress, it can be difficult to know exactly what suits us – not just what’s in fashion. We knew this was a problem for many of our customers, so here at Littlewoods HQ we came up with our great Shape Guide to aid you in creating that perfect party look. In this article, we’ll be covering hourglass and rectangle shapes.
Lots of women also come under the hourglass shape category, and it’s a look a lot of us strive for! With a smaller, defined waist and fuller bottom and bust, this is a great shape for figure hugging dresses like the Holly Willoughby Button Vintage Pencil Dress in blue. This ‘Mad Men’ style dress is perfect for after-work drinks and can be dressed up or down with flats or statement heels. For a more contemporary look, try the Love Label Velvet Plunge Bodycon Dress, with its mesh v-neck and gold spotted detail. The v-neck panel draws eyes to your waist while the long sleeves keep the long sleek and sophisticated. Accentuate your curves with your underwear too, with our Intimates Control Firm Lace Body: a feminine but functional bodysuit that nips in your waist and supports your bust for a perfect hourglass figure.
Our final shape is the rectangle: if you have this figure you’ll be mostly straight up and down and often slim. You can get away with some styles that curvier girls can’t, but also you can create curves with details in the right places. Try the Love Label Batwing Beaded Dress for a high fashion, stylish look this season: the beaded zigzag pattern helps to create the visual illusion of curves and the style works well if you have a smaller bust. Another option is to create curves with our Love Label Beaded Cross Over Tunic, where the fitted skirt and looser bodice highlight your slim waist while giving the illusion of curvier hips and bust. This season, go for the navy blue version to tap into the jewel-colour trend and for a great alternative to black. To enhance your bust, choose a gel or padded bra to go under your dress, like the Wonderbra Strapless Gel Bra – perfect for strapless or halterneck styles.
You can find even more fantastic party looks for your shape by using the Shape quiz and guide here on Littlewoods.