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The beauty of the female form is its diversity and if women all looked the same, fashion would be intensely dull. Different cuts and shapes in fashion naturally stem from the fact that people themselves come in different cuts and shapes. But, with all of this choice, finding a dress that suits your body shape can sometimes be a daunting task. However, with these four tips to find the right body shape for you.

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When you find a cut that suits your shape, keep a look out for it. Also, keep an eye out for variations. If you suit neck dresses, try a sweetheart cut next time. Or if baby doll dresses look good on you, why not try and empire waist dress? Also, don’t be afraid of trying something you previously thought wouldn’t suit you; as long as you keep in consideration your body shape, you will never steer wrong.

Know your shape

The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress. However, in order to find a dress that follows your body, you must first know your body. The more you know about your body shape the quicker you’ll be able to find things that suit you.

Enhance hide and balance

When looking for a dress, you should not only be looking for a flattering cut but also for a cut that enhances your figure. Knowing exactly what your best assets are and what you want to hide will make finding that perfect dress all the easier. Balance is also important. Not all female body shapes are in perfect proportion but choosing the right dress can help even things out.

Know what to avoid an

V-neck and Sweetheart necklines show off your amazing cleavage. Don’t go for A-Line cuts or Empire Line dresses; get something that cinches in and defines your waist. Hourglass: Wrap dresses look heavenly on you as the V-neck highlights your bust as well as drawing attention to that cinched in waist. Be careful with patterns and embellishment, though; they could make you look heavier than you are and mess up your perfect proportions.

By Damilola Faustino

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