Dress for Your Body Type This Homecoming Season!

            It’s hard to believe that it’s almost July! Before you know it, school will be starting and you know what comes after that… Homecoming season! With so many choices for dresses this season, where does a girl begin? The secret to ensuring you shine bright this Homecoming season is all in the fit! So how do you know which style is the most flattering for you? Most girls’ bodies will fit into one of five common body shapes. Let’s start by deciding which of these gorgeous shape you are closest to: 

Select the right homecoming dress

Pear/ Triangle – She’s categorized by a fuller bottom and narrow shoulders.  Usually these lovely ladies have full bottoms and a smaller bust size.  (Think Beyoncé or J-Lo!)

Inverted Triangle – This beautiful body style is defined by a full bust, narrow waist and hips, along with thin legs. (Renee Zellweger is a perfect example!)

Rectangle – With an athletic body type, the rectangle is going to have smaller proportions and few curves.  (Eva Longoria and Natalie Portman have gorgeous rectangles body frames!)

Hourglass – The hourglass lady is evenly distributed between top and bottom with a small well defined waist (Kim Kardashian, Scarlett Johansson, and Halle Berry are bombshells who play up their beautiful hourglass shapes!)

Apple – This voluptuous beauty has a full bust, waist and hips with thin legs.  (Jessica Simpson and Angelina Jolie are wonderful examples of apple shaped goddesses!)


Once you know which body type you are, here’s some tips on how to best dress that beautiful body!

Pear/Triangle ladies shine their brightest in dresses that have a–line skirts, a defined natural waist and a heavily detailed top.  The key to making this work is picking a dress pairs an intricate top with a plain bottom to make your top look a little fuller while minimizing your hips. 

Inverted Triangle silhouettes glow in full skirt dresses that flow easily from top to bottom.  Go for details in the skirt or a dress that has a continuous pattern. (Think lace!) The idea is to make your hips look fuller to balance your top and bottom so go for something that has plenty of volume and detail in the skirt. 

Rectangle frames looking to play up their femininity will want to find a dress that defines their waist by having details like ruching or cinching at the narrowest part of the body.  Belts are in this season so don’t be afraid to add a bold colored or sparkled belt to your gown!

Hourglass figures will stun in fitted dresses with well-defined waists.  Look for something that fits slim to the body and show off your gorgeous curves!

Last but certainly not least, Apple ladies should aim for dresses with fuller skirts, a natural waist line and something that accentuates the smallest part of their waist like a belt or some sparkle!


Now that you are armed with some insider knowledge, go shop confidently and remember that CC’s Boutique is your go-to Homecoming destination this season! Hundreds of gorgeous dresses by Jovani, La Femme, Sherri Hill and more will be arriving this August. 

We’re located inside the Westshore Plaza Mall next to Dick’s Sporting Goods and we’re open Monday through Saturday 10am – 9pm and Sundays 12pm – 6pm. You can also visit our website at www.ccsboutique.com to see our extensive selection of beautiful dresses! Happy shopping ladies and we look forward to seeing you this fall!

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