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How to choose the perfect dress for your body type

Everyone has figure flaws, but it doesn’t mean you can’t hide them! When shopping for a new dress this season, be sure to keep your body type in mind. By following these simple tips, you can accentuate the positive and downplay the areas of your body that… well, aren’t so perfect.

Pretty dresses for any body type

Flaunt your bets features with the dress tips

Pretty dresses for any body typeFull hips and thighs

For pear-shaped women with full hips and thighs, the dress should shouldn’t be shorter than an inch or two above the knee. Select a dress with an A-line skirt but not something too full. A short, super fuller dress will look like a tu-tu.

To draw the attention away from your lower body, select a dress with a plunging V-neck, halter top or embellished neckline.

Pretty dresses for any body typeThick waist

If you are apple-shaped with a thick middle, you need to elongate the appearance of your torso and draw the attention away from your waist. Select a dress with an empire


There’s no shortage of creative talent at fashion schools, but not every designer manages to turn their passion into a functioning, profitable business. That’s why the British Fashion Council has released a report to help budding designers make a living from their work.

The Commercializing Creativity Report was written by Alejandra Caro and Alessandra Basso, MBA students at the London Business School. They spoke to 19 designers, 14 retailers, 16 advisors, five PR and media representatives, and five investors to get an understanding of the biggest challenges and best strategies for fashion entrepreneurs.

The report sets out guidance to help young designers build companies that are respected for their creativity, have a high profile and generate profits. It was written with the UK in mind, but much of the advice applies to anyone starting a business, regardless of nationality. Here are some of the most useful tips.

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