Hunting for your dream modest dress and then making sure this dress flatters your body can be an exhausting experience for anyone and everyone! So here is a quick guide to discovering the 'on trend' modest dresses that compliment your figure.
Hourglass Body Shape
Just like an actual hourglass, women with this shape are curvy with a small waist. It's very simple - Your only goal is to highlight those curves! So look for evening dresses that embrace your curves and make your waist stand out! Bodycon and wrap dresses are both good choices for the hourglass body shape.
Here's one of our favourites we recommend:
Pear Body Shape
If your butt and thighs are bigger than your upper body, then you've got a pear shape. Thanks to the Kardashians, the pear shape is every girl's dream body right now! Your goal is to balance your figure by highlighting the top half of your figure.
Long-sleeve and off the shoulder are both a good choice as it can help draw attention to the upper body.
Apple Body Shape
If you carry weight most around your midsection
and have slim hips and legs, then you’re likely to be an apple shape.
The best types of evening dresses for apple shape are wrap dresses and modest sequin A-Line as they help conceal the midsection.
Here's one of our favourites modest sequin A-line dress we recommend:
Rectangle Body Shape
If your shoulders and waist are similar width and there is no difference between your waist and hips, then you've got a rectangle body shape. Your goal is to create curves! Look for certain necklines, sleeves or embellishments to help draw attention to upper body.
are also a great choice for slender body shape:
Inverted body shape
If you have prominent and broad straight shoulders with slim hips and slender legs, then you've got an inverted triangle body shape. You'll want to balance your figure with an A-line dress or accentuate your hips with a modest mermaid evening dress.
Here's a Shimmi favourite we recommend:
SIDE NOTE: Knowing your body type can help make dress shopping easier but don't let this restrict you from trying different trends and always pick the evening dress you feel the most confident slaying!