Dresses for Your Body Type

April 02, 2021 2 min read

The first step to finding your new favorite dress is to understand your body type and what is most flattering on you. If you're not sure what body type you have, check out this body shapes guide. If you don't fall into one category, that's okay! Every body is unique and different, so feel free to pick and choose what you think will suit you! Read on to check out our quick list of your most flattering silhouettes.


women's ruffle dress

Rectangle Body Type

Dresses with ruffles and drapes are the rectangle body type's best friend. Embellishments like these will play up your curves and accentuate your best features. Our Song of Love Maxi Dress has well-placed ruffles that will make you look and feel amazing.

women's fit and flare dress

Triangle Body Type

A fit-and-flare style will flatter the triangle (or pear) body shape in the best way, highlighting your upper body and waist and falling over your lower body in the most flattering way. One of our fave fit-and-flares is our Hello There Mini Dress!

women's belted dress

Hourglass Body Type

Dresses that show off your curves are the best for the hourglass body type. Belts and cinched waists will emphasize your shape in the best way! Our My Hallelujah Midi Dress is the perfect belted staple!

women's tiered dress

Round Body Type

The best styles for the round body type are swing, empire, or smock dresses. These flow beautifully and create a gorgeous silhouette. An amazing tiered option is our On An Adventure Mini Dress. You'll love this flirty and flattering style!

women's wrap dress

Inverted Triangle Body Type

A-line dresses are great for the inverted triangle body shape because they work to balance out broad shoulders. Wrap dresses also achieve this and add a bit more shape! The One More Dance Wrap Dress is a gorgeous textured style that will accentuate your best features.

women's belted dress

Diamond Body Type

The diamond is another body type that loves an a-line and belted style. This creates a flowing silhouette to balance out your features. Another one of our favorite belted dresses is the Perpetual Bliss Floral Maxi Dress! It's bold and fun and will make you look incredible.


While these might be loose guidelines, you should wear whatever makes you feel amazing. Everybody's body is different so wear what feels best for. you! All women are beautiful, and we at Bella Ella believe that you should showcase your beauty - inside and out! Comment your favorite dress styles below!


Makenna Duffin

Makenna is on Bella Ella Boutique’s marketing team. She spends most of her free time finding ways to be creative, spending time with her family, or bingeing a new show on Netflix


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