First and foremost, you want your prom dress to be unique, fit well, and represent your personality.
If you are busty- 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 end up achieving a top-heavy look.
If you carry your weight through your middle- If this is your 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, absolutely show them off.
If you are slender- The slender 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.
If you have an hourglass shape- The hourglass shape is a curvy shape. 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. Opt for dresses with fitted tops that are v-necklines or open necklines. Choose a dress with an accentuated waistlines or use a belt as I did to accentuate the waistline. I love wrap dresses for this body type.
If you’re hips are larger than your bust- With this body type your waist is your best asset, so be sure to flaunt it. When dressing this 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. I suggest a dress with a fitted open neck or strapless top and full or A-line skirt to hide a wider hip.
If you are petite- Typically less than 5ft 3inches tall is petite. 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 a petite frame. Opt for slim and fitted dresses with a V-neckline, as it will elongate your silhouette. Delicate, feminine dresses are a great compliment to a petite body type and the perfect pair of high heels is always a great accessory.