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How to Find the Best Ball Dress for Your Body Type?

Written by Sharleen Pattillo


Posted on November 02 2021

“There is no real beauty without some slight imperfection.” – James Salter

Gone are the days when every woman felt comfortable with only some certain dress styles to adorn her silhouette. Women today are all about self-love, and carry every trendy dress style like a boss. They have gradually learnt to embrace their imperfections, put their inhibitions aside, and boldly walk in different fashion designs with oodles of confidence, elegance and panache.

But when we have to make an impressive entry at a much-awaited evening event, we need a ball dress that reflects our true personality. It must hug us at all the right places, and flow out like an ocean wave at places we are not very comfortable to display. Apple, pear, inverted triangle or hourglass, every body type has a cluster of charms to flaunt, and a handful of flaws to cover up. So, if you are looking for the perfect ball dress online, here are some of the key elements you should consider:

Apple Body

Evening gowns are usually floor length, and if you have an apple body type, these gowns strike out the possibility of flaunting your beautiful, toned legs. Women with apple body type are recognised with a wider upper frame, and slimmer legs and thighs. So, for a formal event, they should choose a ball dress that defines their waist, and has a plunging neckline or off-shoulder style. You can also choose a dramatic strapless ball dress with a generous A-line skirt, and add a sequined waist belt to it to make the onlookers go gaga over your style statement.

Pear Body

A pear body type is recognised by a narrow upper half and wider bottom, just like a pear. If you own this shape, own it like a boss by finding out styles that accentuate your voluptuous hips and thighs. Just try to keep your tops stylish (beadwork on upper half is the latest trend for pear-shaped beauties), and adorn them with free flowing skirts. Pear body shapes look enticing in evening gowns with plunging bodices and halter necks.

Hourglass Body 

This body type (they say the most desirable one) basically has everything to flaunt – a slim waist, and fuller (almost same-sized) bust and hips. Therefore women with an hourglass body can go for figure-hugging styles without any second thoughts. So, if you have a naturally stunning silhouette, open-back ball dresses are an ideal pick for you. You can also go for high necklines to enhance your curves, and make a vivacious entrance at any ball.

Bottom Line

We hope that we were able to guide you with these suggestions to find your own flattering fit. That said, we firmly believe that you (yes, you) can rock all of these styles, irrespective of whichever body shape you are. In case you want to know more about the styles that will suit your particular body type, feel free to get in touch with our expert style team.

Bay Bridesmaid is the biggest patron of body positivity, and our designers believe that women with every body type look stupendous in all these beautiful clothing styles. So, no need to contain your excitement anymore; just order one of these ball dresses online right away.