Size and Shape Guide

The first step in finding the ideal dress, and the most important, is finding the dress that flatters your body type. You need to identify what cut will best fit your body and which silhouette will most flatter your shape and size. So, how do you do that? Easy, just read on. Find your shape and corresponding styles with eDressMe’s Shape Guide.
Jump to your bodytype:
Short & Thin Tall & Thin
Short & Full-figured Tall & Full-figured
Short with a Full Bust/Smaller Hips Tall with a Full Bust/Smaller Hips
Short with a Small Bust/Full Hips Tall with a Small Bust/Full Hips
Short with an Hourglass Figure Tall with an Hourglass Figure
Short & Broad-shouldered Tall & Broad-shouldered
Short with a Long Torso/Short Legs Tall with a Long Torso/Short Legs
  SHORT TALL
Thin Description:
You are 53or shorter. You have a slender frame and are trim with subtle curves. You have an average-sized bust.
Suggestions:
Elongate your silhouette by showing some leg. Wear a dress with a short hemline and instantly look taller. Explore different types of hemlines for one that suits you the best (handkerchief, asymmetrical, ruffled, hi/low). Create a longer silhouette with a simple column-style sheath dress. If you are short-waisted, choose an empire style or an A-line style that will take the emphasis of the waistline and create an elongated line. Play around with necklines V-shape, halter or sweetheart are great for you.

 

Description:
You are 56 or taller. You have a slender frame and are trim with subtle curves. You have an average-sized bust.

Suggestions:
Want the appearance of a fuller chest? Try an empire style dress. Transform your body into a feminine hourglass by adding detail at the waistline (a belt, ribbons, shirring, or darts). Want to add fullness to your slender shape, try a ball gown skirt or an A-line dress. A dress with details or patterns can help break your long line and add more definition to your shape. A sheath dress would look great and flow gracefully on your long slim silhouette. Try a body skimming dress that emphasizes your subtle curves. Opt for one with a slit to reveal your long legs. An open neckline, a cutout back or a plunging V-neck, work well for you.

Full-figured Description:
You are short and have a larger frame with sexy curves and a large bust with a slightly wider mid-section.


Suggestions:
Look for styles that highlight your natural waist but wont cling to every curve. Try an A-line dress that accentuates your waist or a cinched dress that highlights your silhouette. A sweetheart bust and tea-length hem are both flattering on your figure. V, round or sweetheart necklines also suit you, as do thick straps or a halter top.

 

Description:
You are tall and have a larger frame with sexy curves and a large bust.


Suggestions:
Look for styles that highlight your natural waist but wont cling to every curve. A-line skirts work well with your figure. If youre dressing up, try a ball gown with a corseted waist or a tight-fitting two-piece that will highlight your torso and hide a fuller bottom. Another good option is the empire gown, which will draw more attention to your bust line. V, round or sweetheart necklines look best as does thick straps or a halter top.

 

Full bust, smaller hips Description:
You are short with a generous chest (C-cup or larger).


Suggestions:
Your cup runneth over, lady! A bodice with straps helps keep it in place and gives you extra support. Boat necks are good for playing down your chest, while V-necks flatter your neckline without showing too much cleavage. Halter necks are a good option as they can be adjusted according to the support you need. A sweet A-line skirt will help balance out your bottom with your top.

 

Description:
You are tall with a generous chest (C-cup or larger).


Suggestions:
If you opt for an A-line or ball gown you should find a corset bodice for added support. A bodice with straps helps keep it in place and gives you extra support. Full coverage V-necks flatter your neckline without showing too much cleavage. Halter gowns are a good option as the halter can be adjusted according to the support you need. Detailed hemlines help balance out your silhouette by drawing attention down.

 

Small bust, full hips Description:
You are short and have a smaller bust and curvy hips, bottom, and thighs.


Suggestions:
Virtually any neckline looks good on you, you lucky thing. Because you dont have to worry about support, a low neckline is sexy, not scandalous, on you. A strapless sweetheart neckline or wide V-neck works well. A detailed bodice is an ideal way to add shape and definition to your bustline. Details such as ruching, ornate beadwork, ruffles or embroidery will give the appearance of a fuller chest.

Youre blessed with a booty, so get creative on top! Your body type looks great in little cocktail dresses with embellishments such as beading, sequins, or ruching at the neckline and bust, which draw attention upward. Strapless sweetheart necklines and jeweled collars also look fantastic.

 

Description:
You are tall and have curvy hips, bottom, and thighs.


Suggestions:
Virtually any neckline looks good on you, you lucky thing. Because you dont have to worry about support, a plunging neckline is sexy, not scandalous, on you. A strapless sweetheart neckline or wide V-neck works well. A detailed bodice is an ideal way to add shape and definition to your bustline. Details such as ruching, ornate beadwork, ruffles or embroidery will give the appearance of a fuller chest. Empire waists look fantastic, especially if embellished with beaded or ruched detailing.

Youre blessed with a booty, so get creative on top! Your body type looks great in little cocktail dresses with embellishments such as beading, sequins, or ruching at the neckline and bust, which draw attention upward. Strapless sweetheart necklines and jeweled collars also look fantastic.

 

Hourglass Description:
You are curvy to the max, with a medium to large bust and a waist narrower than your shoulders and hips). You have naturally curvy hips and full bottom.


Suggestions:
Show it off! Youre got a Botticelli body, so dont be shy. Show off your waist by choosing form-fitting sheaths that highlight your waist. Shy away from A-line skirts; opt instead for pencil-line skirts, which look fantastic on you.

 

Description:
You are curvy to the max, with a medium to large bust and a waist narrower than your shoulders and hips). You have naturally curvy hips and full bottom.


Suggestions: Show off your curvy figure with a form-fitting sheath dress. Be it plain or embellished, this type of dress will accentuate your body in all the right places. A little hipper than desired? Choose an A-line or ball gown, to cover your wider parts and draw attention upward. To achieve this try a strapless bodice ball gown with a full skirt and a cinched waist. Keep eyes above the waist with an embellished neckline.

 

Broad-shouldered Description:
You are short or tall. You have wide shoulders.


Suggestions:
Broad is beautiful! Necklines that reveal your shoulders are best, such as a halter or strapless style. Opt for a slim-fitting bodice, which will accentuate your silhouette. Boat necks also look great, but stay away from scoopnecks or jewel necks, which will make your shoulders look broader.

 

Description:
You are short or tall. You have wide shoulders.


Suggestions:
Broad is beautiful! Necklines that reveal your shoulders are best, such as a halter or strapless style. Opt for a slim-fitting bodice, which will accentuate your silhouette. Boat necks also look great, but stay away from scoopnecks or jewel necks, which will make your shoulders look broader.

 

Long torso, short legs Description:
You are shorter and have a long torso and shorter legs.


Suggestions:
Accentuate that long waist! Dresses that cinch at your natural waist are best, since they create the illusion of lengthy lower limbs. Scoopnecks and V-necks look great on you, as do halter tops, which lengthen you even more.

 

Description:
You are shorter and have a long torso and shorter legs.


Suggestions:
Accentuate that long waist! Dresses that cinch at your natural waist are best, since they create the illusion of lengthy lower limbs. Scoopnecks and V-necks look great on you, as do halter tops, which lengthen you even more.

 

Short torso, long legs Description:
You are shorter and have a short torso and long legs.


Suggestions:
Strut those stems! Empire waists look best on this type of figure. The high waist de-emphasizes your mid-section and lengthens your overall silhouette. Youre also one of the few body types that can really take advantage of bubble dresses, since they really benefit from those sexy gams of yours. Full skirts also look terrific with your body type.

 

Description:
You are shorter and have a short torso and long legs.


Suggestions:
Strut those stems! Empire waists look best on this type of figure. The high waist de-emphasizes your mid-section and lengthens your overall silhouette. Youre also one of the few body types that can really take advantage of bubble dresses, since they really benefit from those sexy gams of yours. Full skirts also look terrific with your body type.