Best Prom Dress for Your Body Type

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Prom Dresses for Hourglass Body Types

Prom Dresses for Hourglass Body Types

Good news for girls with an hourglass shape: “Hourglass is the new black. Girls with an hourglass body can wear anything,” says Wolford. Cox agrees, “It’s a very desired shape, and considered by society to be very pretty.” But, while you might have a lot of options, that doesn’t mean you can just throw on a sheet and call it a day. You still need to highlight your curves so they don’t disappear under a ton of fabric.

Rygorsky says, “Someone with an hourglass body type should look for a gown that is fitted throughout the top and waist so that it shows off her enviable curves. For a screen siren look, she could even go for a mermaid shaped gown that hugs all of her curves, and then flares out at the bottom.” And if there’s any shape to avoid, Cox says it’s a gown with an empire waist. “It’s not going to extenuate your trim middle section.”

Our prom dress picks for you:
Rare Chiffon Belted Cut Out Dress with Metallic Trim, $80.57: This dress cinches in at the waist, showing off the desired hourglass shape.
JS Collection Dress Strapless Belted Ruched Mermaid Hem Evening Gown, $279: The mermaid shape of this dress highlights every curve — a good thing for an hourglass body type.