Choose a Prom Dress For Your Body Type

Learn how to choose a dress that flatters your body shape.

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It can be a bit confusing when it comes to choosing a prom dress. Long, short, body-con, a-line...what does it all mean? We’re here to muddle through it all and help you choose a dress that will suit your body type best, so all you have to worry about is which song to request!


Cute petite girls like you shouldn’t wear anything too long, it will swamp you! Your dress should be about knee length, and make sure it comes in at the waist so that you’re not drowning in material. Perfect!


Pretty, lean ladies like yourself need a style that cinches in at the waist to create the illusion of curves. Wear a different colour on top to the color on the bottom - this will break up your legs from your torso. Beautiful!

(Clockwise from top left: petite, boyish, hourglass and pear)


You gorgeous girls can get away with a little glamour! Go for a mermaid style dress - something that hugs your top half and flares out at the bottom. Wow!


You elegant ladies need a dress that it fitted under the bust so that there is a perfect balance between your upper and lower body. The bottom half of the dress should flare out into a full skirt, 1950s style.

Make the look your own with unique accessories and a chic hairstyle...and remember, you’re never fully dressed without a smile!