Thursday, October 3, 2013

Style Guide: Which dress suits you?

"I love dresses because they’re so lazy and require such little effort
yet when you wear them people think you actually attempted to look nice."

Maybe you observed that I love wearing dress.
In most of OOTDs, I am wearing a dress.
Well, I just love dresses! Haha.

I just finished my Personality Development class and our last module is about dressing up.
I really enjoyed and learned a lot from that module.
So I want to share to you some of the tips that I learned. :)

I'll start with "emphasizing" and "de-emphasizing" your body features in wearing a dress.

Here's a chart that will be our guide:

In my PD class, they weren't able to provide us the photos of the dresses.
Honestly, I do not know what an a-line, blouson, etc. dresses look like.
So I researched for some photos.

(Thanks to google, wikipedia and some online stores! )

A-Line Dress

An A-line dress is a dress that is fitted at the hips and gradually widens towards the hem,
giving the impression of the shape of a capital letter A.

Blouson Dress

A blouson or blouse dress is a dress that is drawn tight at the waist,
causing it to blouse out and hang over the waistband.

Empire Dress

Empire is a style in women's clothing in which the dress has a fitted bodice ending just below the bust,
giving a high-waisted appearance, and a gathered skirt which is long and loosely fitting
but skims the body rather than being supported by voluminous petticoats.

Low-waist Dress

Low-waist dress is a dress intended to sit low on, or below, the hips.

Princess Dress

Princess dress is a style of women’s clothing characterized by garments
that are closely fitted to the waistline, which is unbroken by a seam. 

Shift Dress

Shift dress is a short, sleeveless dress in a simple style with little detailing.

Wrap Dress

A wrap dress is a dress with a front closure formed by wrapping one side across the other,
and knotting the attached ties that wrap around the back at the waist or fastening buttons.
This forms a V-shaped neckline and hugs a woman's curves.

So that's all for today.
Watch out for more tips! :)

Comments? Reactions? Questions?
Just leave a comment! :)


  1. chichicho chichichoOctober 8, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    i love all of them!

  2. I'm showing this to some of my girlfriends. Very helpful!

  3. thank you! :)

  4. thank you! hope that this will help your friends :)

  5. Wow! This article is really helpful! Now I know the different types of dresses.

    I particularly love the A-line dress. It's such a classic! :)


  6. So happy that this helped you. :)

    Thank you.

    Best regards,

    Dovi Amor Sabong
    Blogger @ Amour Pour Cadeaux Facebook / Twitter/

  7. That quote that started out your article sounds exactly like something I would say! :) I love dresses for that reason, and also because they are just so pretty. So many people assume that "a dress is just a dress" and don't know about all of the different cuts and styles. This was a great crash course for those who may need some extra guidance about which styles they like best. Great post!

  8. A-line dress is my favorite! :)

  9. I just got that quote from twitter. Haha.
    So many thanks for that feedback. I'm so happy that many girls appreciate this. :)

  10. Me too! I love it! :)

  11. I think it's the most complementing cut!

  12. I love your post, helped me figure it out which dress suits me best.
    Thanks for sharing and helping me!
    Gime from

  13. The A-line, shifts and wraps are my favorites! I'd fill my closet with them, if I could afford it!

  14. Love this post! I learned such things in styling classes... it was really interesting! I like A-line comfy ^^



  15. Caity @ Moi Contre La VieOctober 10, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Great post, such fun tips! I'm a dress girl too - My closet is stuffed with A-line dresses and shifts actually. Haha. Lovely selection here! <3

  16. personally I love A line dresses for casual look and shift dresses for office hour..I am not a very tall girl so I don't need something that will accentuate my torso like what low waist dresses usually do... :D

  17. your welcome! :)

  18. please tell me once you posted an ootd about those dresses! :)

  19. thank you so much! so glad that you appreciate this :)

  20. I also love those dresses! I usually wear A-line dresses for events and shifts for the formal ones.

  21. thanks for the feedback! :)

  22. The princess dress looks so gawd! <3

  23. This is a great guide! I'm also crazy for dresses. ;)

  24. I have a wide waist so empire dresses are some of my favorite to wear!

  25. i love A-line dress! this is a very informative post. :)

  26. Thank you for sharing, Dovi! I personally like A-line and empire-waist dresses and happy that they suit my body shape. Post more! :)

  27. I think Blouson and Low-waist dresses work for me :) They suit my body shape more :D thanks for sharing!

  28. A line dress is my kind of favorite dress ever, becouse of the shape of my body, just a line dress works great on my body lol

  29. A-line dresses in photos are so cute. :)

  30. I love shift dresses and A-line dresses as these are the most flattering to my figure :) I prefer wearing dresses too because they are easy to wear :)

  31. I kinda always choose A-Line dresses coz I'm short and they make me look taller :) Also Love the way how you explained it with pictures :)

    xx Chaicy - Style..A Pastiche!


  32. That was very informative! I love wearing dresses too! A-line dresses are my favorite!

  33. I wear dresses most days so this guide is so helpful! Toni xxx

  34. candyzmakeuptreasuresOctober 13, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    I think the Princess Dress and Blouson Dress
    will be best for my body shape

  35. This is a very interesting post! I've just started studying History of Fashion and I'm reading as much as I can about fashion. xxx

  36. I hate buying dresses just for the simple fact that it's hard to find one flattering to my body. I'm going to have to print out this chart!!! Thank you so much!

  37. I love dresses but i don't really wear them that often.. anyway, thanks for the tips! I could use them to get my right dress x

  38. Kajsa Josephine AndersenOctober 14, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Think I am more of an a-line dress kinda girl! Lovely to be more aware!

  39. wow that table is a help! thank you for sharing this ;)