Best Prom Dress for Your Body Type

We know what dress will flatter your figure. All you have to do is follow these rules ... provided by the pros, of course

Prom Dresses for Pear Body Types

Prom Dresses for Pear Body Types

If you have a pear body shape, you definitely want a gown to highlight everything from the waist up. “Make sure the bust of the gown is fitted so there is a balance between the upper part of your body and your lower,” says Wolford. As for the bottom half of the dress, look for one that flares out into a full skirt. “Think of a retro ball gown style with a flirty layered tulle skirt,” says Rygorsky.

And since you want to draw attention upward, think of ways to highlight your upper body. Rygorsky suggests looking for a dress with crystals around the neckline, while Cox adds that embellishments, beading, and even a lace overlay work well to play up your best assets.

Our prom dress picks for you:

BCBG Max Azria Strapless Silk Chiffon Gown, $298: Not only is this dress is a bright spring hue, but it also happens to be the color of the year: Tangerine Tango.

ASOS Strapless Skater Dress with Sweetheart Neckline, $71.62: This neckline highlights the neck and shoulder area, a great spot for someone with a pear body shape.