The Best Dresses for Every Body Type
Your bust and hip measurements are approximately equal, and your waistline is very well-defined. You typically wear the same size top and bottom. The key to dressing your figure is to maintain a vertical balance.
Although most dresses will flatter an hourglass figure, the trick is to emphasize your curves without overexaggerating your shape. A defined waist is a must, and it's a good idea to look for strategic colour-blocking as well. Your shoes should increase the illusion of length through the body, so pick a pair that is feminine and sleek, such as a pointed-toe pump.
Above: BCBG Max Azria colour-blocked dress, at the Bay; snakeskin bangle, stylist's own; Sleep pointed-toe pump, Nine West.