If you are curvy petite, dresses are critical for your wardrobe, because they the essential piece to flatter someone who is short. Because of your curvy figure, however, you may find it a challenge to find the right styles.
I’m 5’2″, so I certainly understand tricky it can be to dress a short girl who also got curves. Here is the 11 types of dress that look the best on your body shape, and what you should avoid.
One of the most flattering types of dress for any body type especially for a short and curvy figure is the wrap dress, and it is unique because of its basic features of a wrap below the bust and the v-neckline it has.
The wrap dress is not tight fitted nor too revealing but designed to accentuate the waist and bust. It also does so well in flattering the curves without causing any sort of discomfort around the curves.
Wrap dresses are a classic dress style that is uniquely designed to be very comfortable and suitable for a short and curvy woman and should be among the best pieces in her wardrobe.
This style of dress seems to be uniquely designed for curvy women because of the belt around the waist of the dress. Belts are often used to highlight the waist and in the process, the curves are accentuated.
Also, the belts should not be too bold, just a simple small-sized belt would be a perfect fit for the waist of the short and curvy woman.
How to use a Belted dress?
Every short and curvy girl should own a belted dress and should add them to their wardrobe staple.
The belts should be wrapped high around the waist to make the upper body look shorter and in the same vein make the legs look longer
Dresses with vertical stripes
Stripes on dresses could give them an aesthetic and beautiful feel. Vertical stripes on dresses are best for women who are short and curvy because the lines tend to create a visual balance on the silhouette, and as such, they could make your body look lengthened.
Vertical stripes are of better preference for this body type than horizontal lines because the latter tends to make the body look wider than normal. So if you desire the right silhouette that would accentuate the curves and make you look longer, then the vertical striped dress is the best option.
This is a fit and flare pattern of dress that is designed to not be tight fitting throughout the entire body but designed to sit fitted at the upper part of the dress down to the waist and made to flare out downwards.
The A-line dress is effortlessly cool, and classy and can be well tailored to suit your body shape.
Why use an A-line dress?
They are flattering and do well in highlighting the waist, and are best in drawing attention away from the curves of the body.
They’re therefore recommended for a short curvy woman who doesn’t want a dress that would accentuate her curves.
Like the wrap dress, the shirt dress has features peculiar to it that make it the best fit for the short and curvy woman. The buttons that run down the dress create a vertical line that gives the illusion of a more elongated body.
It is also characterized by a neckline that is flattering and also makes the body look lengthened. Shirt dresses can be an easy-to-wear silhouette that is very comfortable and helps a curvy woman embrace her curves.
If you must pick a simple outfit for your body shape then the shirt dress is highly recommended.
Empire waistline dresses
This style of dress has the waistline fixed under the bust and this feature makes it an incredible choice for a short and curvy woman. The empire waistline dress sits comfortably on the body and makes the woman look longer than she already is because of the position of the waistline.
Why should you wear an Empire Waistline dress?
They are flattering and aside from lengthening the body, they conceal the natural waist and draw attention away from the curves.
They can make you look elegant and are a great choice for a short and curvy figure.
A lady who is short and curvy can also wear a dress with a slit at the front. The slit exposes more of her legs and this can make her legs appear lengthened.
If you must go with a thigh-high slit dress make sure it is something you are comfortable with and you could also pair them with a high-heeled shoe, this combination would help accentuate your curves, lengthen the body and let your figure scream sophistication.
Your body shape is your asset and you should be confident in whatever you wear so if you’re not sure of what to wear for your figure, then a slit dress is a good option if you are short and curvy.
Choosing the right dress for any body shape can sometimes be overwhelming and that also applies to the maxi dress.
Maxi dresses although simple, should sit comfortably at the waistline and you should pick those with the v- neckline for a slimming effect and those that fit the shoulders and highlight the bust to make sure a balanced silhouette is obtained.
Why Maxi dresses is a must-have?
Maxi dresses are flattering dress styles that are designed to be long or knee length.
They are simple, trendy, classy, and made from free-flowing fabrics to allow for comfort on a short and curvy figure.
The idea of choosing a dress that is suitable for a curvy and short woman is to pick out those that help to accentuate her curves and lengthen her body and the sheath dress fits into all of those descriptions.
Sheath dresses are sexy and flattering for a short and curvy woman because they are designed to be fitting but not too tight, and are also best used to emphasize the curves and draw attention to the waist. It also helps to hide bumps around the body and further gives the body a lean and lengthened appearance.
They are a very simple and easy-to-wear silhouette that is recommended as suitable for the curvy and short woman.
The v-neckline is the most flattering neckline design for any body shape and it is the best neckline design for a woman that is short and curvy.
The pattern on the dress is effortlessly stylish and gives the short and curvy woman the illusion of an elongated body. They give the shape the vertical impression of a leaner and elongated body that is great for a woman who is short and curvy.
Why use a V-neck dress?
They are very comfortable and gorgeous dress design that draws attention to the chest area.
It also slims the waistline by making the neck of the woman appear longer and this in turn accentuates the woman’s curves.
Avoid dresses with voluminous sleeves
Volume in sleeves could lead to volume in the body shape and that could be a bad styling idea for a short and curvy woman. These sorts of sleeves would make your body look wide and less proportionate
Dresses with voluminous sleeves can be flattering if styled properly with the right dress but are not the best fit for a woman who is short and curvy.
The skin revealed at the upper part of the dress makes the short and curvy woman look sexy and also makes her upper body look elongated. It is also best to make sure off-the-shoulder dresses do not cling tightly to the shoulders but should hang slightly off the body because this way, the body would look slim making it an option for the short and curvy woman.
The reason why you should use an off-the-shoulder dress
This design of the dress is flattering and considered a classic and stylish dress that is perfect for a short and curvy woman.
The off-the-shoulder dress is designed to reveal the shoulders and necklines which in turn draws attention to the upper body of the woman.
One very important thing to do when choosing dresses for your body shape is to make sure the said dresses are not very tight on your body. Wear a form-fitting dress that gives comfort to your shape and does not add excessive volume to your figure.
Do not wear bodycon dresses, though may look sexy and sleek but are not the best dress choice for the short and curvy woman because they are very fitted and would only make your body look bigger.
The best wardrobe staple pieces are therefore those that are not too fitted but tailored to your shape and sit beautifully on your waist to accentuate the curves.
This dress style is a unique and trendy design that has its hem low at the front and high at the back and this makes them stylish and edgy. They are great for any body type, especially for a short and curvy woman.
Another way to add an extra splash to your asymmetric dress is to pair them with heels as this would automatically lengthen the body.
Why Asymmetric dresses is a must-have?
Asymmetric dresses reveal the skin in the legs and the structure of the dress gives a short woman the illusion of a longer body.
This pattern of the dress is effortlessly incredible and must be a wardrobe essential if you are short and curvy and want to look sleek in your outfit.