The Best Dress for Your Shape

Embrace your shape and your style, and use fashion to enhance and highlight your very best assets. Join me as I feature some gorgeous Faviana gowns that work for each different body type.

But first, do you know your body shape? There are a variety of different body shapes, and you may find that you don’t fall into just one. What is most important is that you love yourself no matter what your features are. Check out the chart below to find the best match for your shape:

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Neat Hourglass

Do you have a defined bust and waist, and a neat bottom and hips? If so, then your body type is a “neat hourglass”. Your measurements allow you to carry very simple styles in a very elegant and stunning fashion. Remember that too many details will clutter your look.

dress for your bodyshape - neat hourglass faviana

Faviana style 7753

The sweetheart neckline of Faviana style 7753 will accentuate your bust, and show off your collar bone, while the straight skirt with a slight flare at the bottom accentuates the smallest point of your waist, and flows nicely around your hips. Finally, this fully sequined gown has enough shimmer and sparkle to stand out without being overdone.

 Finish off your look with flowy locks, or a classic updo, and a pair of banging shoes.


Do you have full hips, a defined waist, and a smaller bust? If so then your body type is defined as a “pear”. Your curvy bottom can support a classic fitted skirt, while your smaller top is open to lots of potential necklines.

dress for your body shape pearFaviana Style 7902

Faviana style 7902 will be perfect for your body! The empire waist seam under the bust will highlight the smallest part of your waist before the dress flows over your fuller hips. This simple dress has an elegant touch with the flared out lace panels at the bottom that compliment the simple top.


If you have round shoulders, a slightly larger bust, fuller middle section, and great legs, then get ready to show off your “apple” figure! Work towards styles that accentuate your legs, and/or bring attention to your face.

dress for your shape apple faviana Faviana Style 7892

Dazzle the eyes of your admirers by showing off your best features. Faviana style 7892 is perfect for you! The ruched draping and one shoulder silhouette create movement and lines that are very complimentary. Meanwhile, the sexy slit shows off your gorgeous legs.

Lean Column 

Do you have an athletic build with narrow shoulders, a smaller bust, lesser defined waist, and narrow hips? If so, then you’re about to learn about some styles that work for your “lean column”. Because your features are naturally undefined, it is up to you to use details to create the illusion of a unique shape.

dress for your shape lean faviana

Faviana style 7792

Faviana style 7792 is all about the illusion! The illusion mesh on the sides creates a dramatic hourglass figure, while the neoprene fabric accentuates your curves. The way the skirt falls over your hips and flares out finishes off the curvy look. 

Inverted Triangle

If you find yourself sporting a larger bust, and smaller hips, along with an undefined waist, your body shape may be categorized as an “inverted triangle”. Your smaller waist is easy to accentuate, while you may have to be more conservative around your bust.

best dress for your shape inverted triangle faviana

Faviana style 9388 will create the look of fuller hips, while the bedazzled waistband hits at the smallest point of your waist. Additionally, the V-neck shows off your bust but is supported by the incorporated straps. Along with offering support, the straps cut through your broad shoulders to create a more delicate look.

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Glam & Gowns is a blog curated with content written by authors from Faviana. Here you will get the latest tips and trends on all things fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

  1. How about if you’re an Apple figure; short and in your 50’s?
    Would love to see some Everyday wear n work, play n evening wear. Also what bathing suits would look best?!

    1. You want to show off your legs, girl! For dresses, go for cocktail or one’s with a slit. Dresses with empire waists, A-line or full skirts, and embellished tops will also draw the eye up away from your middle.
      This style can go for everyday wear and bathing suits! Be creative 🙂

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