Ultimate Prom Dress Guide For Your Body Shape

Time to get ready for prom, ladies. Yes…we know that prom season is still months away but it’s never too early to start shopping for prom dresses!

If you’re searching for the dream prom dress that makes you look best and confident, look no further than this ultimate prom guide. Some dress styles are meant to accentuate the best features of your figure while some are not. Therefore, you might wanna choose carefully when it comes to online prom shopping because you can’t physically test it on yourself.

Here, I’ve compiled a list of basic female body shapes and the right dresses to enhance your best features. Keep scrolling to find out more!


1. Pear Body Shape

You’re a pear-shaped when your lower body is wider than your upper body, which means your hips are larger than your shoulders. But you have a well-defined waistline, beautiful shoulders, and torso! Hence, be sure to show off your best assets by emphasizing your narrow waist and arms to create a well-balanced figure. Prom dresses with form-fitting open necks and A-line silhouette are highly recommended for pear-shaped ladies to create the illusion of slim hips and thighs.

Here are a few suggestions of prom dress styles for pear-shaped girls.


Burgundy Floor Length Tulle Ball Gown Featuring Ruched Off-The-Shoulder Bodice and Lace-Up Back ($160.99)

A stunning burgundy floor-length tulle ball gown that comes with a fitted ruched bodice, a sophisticated off-the-shoulder neckline, and a lace-up back.


Strapless Sweetheart Long Prom Dress with Twist Knot Bodice and Jewel Waistband ($176.00)

A strapless sweetheart long prom dress featuring a twist knot bodice, jewel waistband and ruffled horsehair trim skirt.


Strapless Lace Appliqué A-line Tulle Prom Gown ($179.89)

A luxurious tulle prom gown featuring a strapless, sweetheart bodice adorned with a layer of dreamy lace appliqué and satin embellished waistband.


Strapless Sweetheart Beaded Tulle Prom Gown in Light Blue ($175.00)

A dreamlike long tulle prom gown featuring a strapless, sweetheart neckline, basque waist, and crystal embellished bodice.




2. Hourglass Body Shape

If you’re a hourglass-shaped, your chest and hips are proportionate to each other whilst your waist is narrow. Curves are your best asset so be sure to flaunt your sensational curvy figure to perfection! Do not hide your curves with loose and baggy clothing because it will de-emphasize your curves and make you look huge. Therefore, fitted prom dress with a thin and light material will always be your best friend. Also, opt for dresses that come with embellished waistband to accentuate your tiny waist and hourglass figure.

Here are the perfect prom dresses that would complement hourglass-shaped girls.


Satin Off-the-shoulder Mermaid Long Prom Dress in Navy Blue ($174.99)

A glamorous navy blue long prom dress in mermaid silhouette and high gloss satin fabric, featuring a trendy off-the-shoulder neckline with unique pleated detailing.


Burgundy Strapless Velvet Mermaid Prom Dress with Gold Embellished Waistbelt and Sweetheart Neckline ($159.00)

A figure flattering burgundy velvet mermaid prom dress featuring a sweetheart neckline and a gold embellished waistbelt.


Off The Shoulder Cap Sleeve Plunge V Lace Appliqué Floor Length Mermaid Evening Dress In Champagne ($209.89)

An elegant off-the-shoulder mermaid evening dress adorned with a layer of lace appliqué overlay and a voluptuous plunging v-neck.


Velvet Mermaid Long Prom Dress featuring Halter V-neck and Side Slits ($89.18)

A curve-loving velvet mermaid long prom dress featuring a halter V-neck bodice and sultry side slit that allows you to show off your beautiful long legs.


3. Apple Body Shape

The apple-shaped normally has broad shoulders, broad ribs, and broad back. Most of the weight is carried through the middle torso above your hips, which gives you an undefined waistline. Good news are you have the most beautiful and slender legs! Be sure to opt for dresses that have V-neck detailing to elongate your short and rounded torso, and empire waist dresses to cover up your minimal and undefined waistline.


Blue Gradient Long Chiffon A-Line Prom Dress Featuring Lace Appliqués and Beaded Embellished Plunge V Illusion Bodice ($125.79)

This delicate dress showcases a plunging V illusion bodice with lace appliqué overlay, a beautiful blue gradient long chiffon maxi skirt and a classic A-line silhouette.


Burgundy Beaded Tulle Long Prom Dress with Plunging V-neck and Open back ($178.99)

An enchanting burgundy long tulle prom dress that features a lovely beaded bodice and a sultry plunging V-neck and an open back.


Burgundy Satin Tulle Long Prom Dress with Plunging Neckline ($105.00)

Show off your sassy side in this burgundy satin tulle long prom dress that comes with a sexy plunging V-neck and an open back detailing.


Strapless Sweetheart Tulle Short Evening Dress with High Low Hem ($135.49)

This feminine black and pink tulle short evening dress features a strapless, sweetheart bodice adorned with intricate sparkling jewel at the empire waist and a high-low tulle skirt with curled hemline.


4. Inverted Triangle Body Shape

The inverted triangle body shape is characterized by a bigger top half body with straight and square shoulder line, large bust, and a broad back. This body shape is commonly known as athletic body type because it projects an athletic and muscular anatomy, which exudes a kind of sporty vibes. If you’re an inverted triangle, you have a subtle waist, wide shoulders, large bust, and small hips. You’re also very lucky to have the most beautiful pair of shapely legs, hence, be sure to flaunt your best asset with the right dress to create that flattering look! Select prom dresses that will accentuate your lower body while de-emphasize your shoulders and upper torso.

Here are the prom dresses for inverted triangle body shape.


Black Long Chiffon A-Line Pleated Prom Dress Featuring Crystal and Beaded Embellished High Neck Halter Bodice with Cutout and Open Back Detailing ($166.99)

A long chiffon A-line pleated prom dress that comes in a mysterious black shade, adorned with delicate dazzling beadwork and crystal embellishments at the high neck halter bodice. Other features include a cutout and open back detailing.


Long Chiffon A-Line Pleated Prom Dress Featuring Lace Appliqués High Neck Halter Bodice ($159.00)

A gorgeous long chiffon prom dress that showcases a lace appliqué high neck halter bodice, billowing chiffon pleated maxi skirt and a cutout detailing at the bust.


Royal Blue Floor Length Chiffon Trumpet Prom Dress Featuring Beaded Embellished High Neck Halter Bodice and Open Back ($160.99)

This splendid chiffon trumpet prom dress comes in an elegant royal blue shade, featuring a beaded embellished high neck halter bodice and an alluring open back detailing.


Two Piece Floor-length Tulle Prom Dress with High Neck Halter Beaded Bodice ($159.00)

A fabulous two piece floor-length tulle prom dress that comes with a high neck halter beaded bodice.


5. Rectangle Body Shape

For rectangle-shaped girls, a.k.a ruler body shape, you’ll have straight shoulders and torso, undefined waistline and an average flat tummy. The widths of your waist, hip and shoulders are similar, which give you a thin frame throughout. Therefore, the key to dressing a rectangle-shaped is to create curves with fitted dress or empire A-line dress and flaunt your slender arms and legs. Do opt for sweetheart necklines, scoop necks, ruched dresses, and empire-waist dresses.

Here are the dresses for a rectangle-shaped body.


Black Floor Length Chiffon A-Line Evening Dress Featuring Lace Appliqués Beaded Embellished High Neck Halter Bodice with Cutout and Open Back Detailing ($140.39)

Look sophisticated and elegant in this black floor-length chiffon A-line evening dress that showcases a lace appliqué beaded embellished high neck halter bodice, open back, and a cutout detailing.


Black Strapless Chiffon White Lace Applique Mermaid Dress with Sweep Train ($170.99)

A unique black chiffon mermaid dress featuring a romantic white lace appliqué bodice and a majestic sweep train.


Champagne Bateau Neckline Mermaid Tulle Prom Dress ($169.00)

A delicate mermaid tulle prom dress in a soft champagne shade, featuring a bateau crystal embellished bodice and a tulle overlay skirt.


Lavender Sweetheart Tulle Prom Dress with Lace Applique Bodice ($162.89)

A sweet, ethereal lavender tulle prom dress featuring a curve-loving mermaid silhouette overlaid with pleated lace appliqué tulle skirt.


6. Petite Body Shape

Raise your hand if you’re less than 5ft 3 inches tall! This body shape is almost similar to the rectangle-shaped body, but the only difference here is that this figure is slimmer and shorter. If you’re a petite body shape, short dresses with asymmetrical hemline will create the illusion of a longer torso while curve-hugging dresses with plunging neckline will elongate your silhouette with a touch of seductiveness.

Here are the dresses perfectly made for petite body shape.


Beaded Sweetheart Short Tulle Dress Featuring Lace-Up Back ($138.99)

A short and flirty A-line tulle evening dress featuring a lovely beaded sweetheart bodice and sophisticated lace-up back.


Blush Pink Short Chiffon Dress Featuring V-neck and Off-shoulder Neckline ($109.00)

A soft and delicate short chiffon dress that showcases a sexy plunging V-neck and a trendy off-shoulder neckline.


Spaghetti Strap A-line Short Tulle Prom Dress with Lace Bodice ($149.59)

Channel the romantic side of you in this soft pink spaghetti strap short tulle prom dress featuring an A-line silhouette and sophisticated lace bodice.


 Navy Blue Halter Neck Short Prom Dress Featuring Colorful Beads Bodice ($183.08)

A one-of-a-kind short prom dress that is sure to offer you a fun and playful look, featuring a colorful beaded halter neck bodice and flirty A-line silhouette.


That’s all for today’s prom topic and I hope you guys have found some inspirations for your upcoming prom occasion!

Whatever you are looking for, Luulla has a wide range of prom dresses that is sure to complement your body shape.

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Till next time and don’t forget to be awesome.




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