The Best Prom and Formal Dresses for Your Figure

At PromGirl we have formal dresses to fit all body types, from busty or slender, hourglass or petite, we have got a dress made to fit you and make you feel unique. To make it easier for you to find the most flattering dress, we have arranged PromGirl's formal dresses so that you can shop for the best dress style for your body type and have a more customized experience.

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 to create more of an hourglass effect. 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 or full skirt will help camouflage your middle, and if you love your legs, be sure to show them off!

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, belt around your waist, or a dress that has a slit - this will add curves and 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.