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Your Signature Silhouette

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Posted on July 22 2011

We’ve been there countless times. What starts as an exciting adventure in search of the perfect dress, ends in a fitting room disaster with the mismatched battling the ill-fit. That sexy frock hanging on the rack seemed to call our name, but once slipped onto the body said nothing that flatters.
 
This brings us to the golden rule of dress shopping: a fabulous garment is only as fabulous as its fit, and certain silhouettes are prime to become your BFF. A curvy figure needs a different cut than her petite friend, and the long-limbed lady will seek something else. It’s all about proportions so let’s get aligned! Say bye-bye wardrobe malfunctions. Hello signature silhouette! 
ScarJo hourglass silhouette
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To the beautiful woman who are well endowed with an hourglass figure, similar to Scarlett Johansson, you’ll want to play up your tiny waist. Look for soft fabrics such as silk that easily drape with your curves. If you have a full bust it’s an absolute must to avoid high necklines. Instead, choose halters, V-necks or sweetheart necklines. Belts also score big points for your figure, so cinch to your hearts desire. If you tend to be bottom heavy, or pear shaped than A-lines are your BFF.
 
For the lovely ladies who fare on the petite side—you need to be wary of drowning in a sea of fabric. Small women should choose silhouettes that elongate their frame. Your BFF? A tailor! Make sure you’ve got a good one on hand. You’ll want all hemlines just above the knee. No one rocks a mini like you petites. But that’s no reason to shy away from the maxi dress. Just keep the hem at the ankle, no longer than that. And never forget your heels! Step into this hot number by Scala then think big for the night.
 
Statuesque and standing tall at 5’9’’ or more?  Than guess what—the majority of dresses are your BFF! Most silhouettes will work for you. A-lines, sheaths, column gowns they’re all designed with you in mind. You just need to accentuate your curves. Cinched waists, plunging necklines and draping pleats will add femininity to your look. While other body types may need to shy away from full skirts, you are free to play with volume. This gown by Alyce will take you to all the right places. Glamour-ready and raring to go!

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