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How to Shop for Your Body Type

Last updated 4 years ago

Are you looking for the perfect dress for a special occasion, but aren’t sure what cut would flatter your figure most? Renting a dress can seem a bit overwhelming if you’re not sure what to look for. Before you head out to try on dresses, check out this guide on how to find the right dress for your body type:


If you’re tall, you probably have long legs, so go ahead and flaunt them! Go for feminine, flowing dresses that go to the knee or mid-calf. Belts will help balance the upper and lower body, so try a wide waist belt. Flats are comfortable and stylish options instead of heels. For a casual event, boots are the perfect addition—just make sure the hemline hangs above the tops of the boots.

Pear-Shaped or Curvy

If you have fuller hips, choose a flowing, fluttery sundress to flatter your figure. Empire dresses look fantastic for pear or hourglass figures, as they draw the eye to the upper body.


If you’re shorter than average, aim to elongate your appearance by wearing short dresses. Avoid dresses that go to mid-calf, as this can make you appear even shorter. Choose a dress that hits above the knee, and set it off with a pair of knee-high boots.


If you are less curvy, choose a cute strapless dress or one with a classic halter to show off your neck and collarbone. If you want a curvy look, a belt will help to accentuate your waist and show off your figure.

With Lending Luxury, you can show off gorgeous couture dresses without breaking the bank! We offer a variety of beautiful designer dresses for rent. Call us at (800) 403-9848 to learn more about our luxury brand names, including Herve Leger, Iron by Sherri Bodell, Salvage, and Diane Von Furstenberg.


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