The Best Prom and Formal Dresses for Your Figure

At PromGirl we have formal and semi-formal party dresses for all body types. You’ll find flattering prom dresses, homecoming dresses, and formal or casual party dresses for all body types. Browse the assortments of designer dresses by figure to find busty dresses, apple dresses, slender dresses, hourglass dresses, and petite dresses for prom, homecoming, or any upcoming special event.

To help customize your shopping experience and make finding for the best dress style for your body type easy, PromGirl has organized the formal, semi-formal, and casual party dresses into collections of dresses by figure. Here you can quickly and easily explore the most flattering formal dresses by figure to find your ideal style. From busty or slender, hourglass or petite, we have a designer party dress that will accentuate your figure and help create a shapely silhouette. Be sure you look and feel your best at your next special event in a formal dress or semi-formal party dress from PromGirl.

The busty PromGirl body type is when your bust is large, your hips are narrow, and often the waist is not well defined. The key to dressing a busty body type is to draw attention up to your face and to balance your broader upper body with your narrower lower body, creating a more balanced hourglass shape. This is achieved by choosing dresses that add curves to your hips while creating a more defined waist. If you love your legs, show them off, but be sure not to go too short with the hemline or you will enhance a top-heavy look.

The apple PromGirl body type is when you carry your weight through your middle. As an apple body type you typically have slim legs and a shorter undefined waist. A dress with an empire waist or embellished top draws the eye to your upper body. An a-line dress, dress with a full skirt, or dress accented with ruching can help camouflage your middle. If you love your legs, be sure to show them off in one of the short or high-low designer dresses!

The slender PromGirl body type is when you have a thin frame throughout. As a slender body type you should accentuate your long and lean physique with a fitted dress. You can also create shape with an empire waist, asymmetric neckline, belted waist, or a dress featuring a slit - this will add curves, dimension.

The hourglass PromGirl figure is curvy. Your bust and hips are proportionate to each other and your upper body is balanced with the length of your legs. The best dresses for this body type will accentuate your best asset, which is usually a well-defined waist. Natural waistlines form-fitted tops, v-necklines, open necklines, accentuated waistlines and wrap dresses will all look great and enhance this body type.

The pear PromGirl body type is when your hips are larger than your bust and your waist is well defined. With a pear body type your waist is your best asset, so be sure to flaunt it! When dressing a pear body shape, the goal is to add volume to your upper body, emphasize your small waist, and de-emphasize your lower body to create a balanced silhouette. We recommend a dress with a fitted open neck or strapless top and full or a-line skirt to hide a wider hip.

If you have a petite PromGirl body type, you are typically less than 5ft 3inches tall. Showing a little leg with a short dress can go a long way, or wearing an asymmetrical hemline that can make you appear taller. Floor-length gowns and full skirts tend to overwhelm your frame. Opt for slim fitting dresses with a v-neckline, vertical prints, or pleating, since these will elongate your silhouette. Delicate, feminine dresses are a great compliment to your body type and the perfect pair of high heels is always a great accessory.