Still trying to decide on the perfect prom dress? Have no fear! This article will help you tailor your dress to your figure and find the most flattering style. Use this guide to hide all your flaws and show off the body parts you like. But remember that no girl ever perfectly fits any category, so if you identify with more than one group, try the prom dresses that belong to both. Happy scouting!


Slender girls tend to have slim figures - narrow shoulders, small bust and hips, and tiny waists.

Slender girls should accentuate their waists with belts or sashes. Create curves by emphasizing the bust line or with heavy skirts. Cocktail dresses, full length gowns, and wrap dresses are perfect for this body type.


Pear-shaped girls have a smaller chest area and wider hips.

These girls should go for darker skirts and lighter tops to balance out the proportions. Aim for a V neck cutout or ruffles to create the illusion of a bigger chest. Fitted tops and big or A line skirts work best for them.


Apple-shaped girls have a wider chest and stomach area and slim legs.

These girls should go for empire-waist dresses to emphasize the curvy top and disguise the stomach. A short dress is also a great option to show off the lovely legs.


Girls with hourglass shapes have small waists and equally-proportioned hips and chest.

The hourglass shape is recognized as the ideal figure, so these girls can wear any dresses from full length gowns to cocktail dresses to asymmetrical cuts.


Petite girls should show off their legs with short dresses and asymmetrical hemlines. They should avoid full puffy gowns and floor-length gowns as those tend to overwhelm their figures. Petite girls look best in delicate, girly gowns.

Plus Size

Plus size girls should accentuate their chests and great curves. They look especially good in dresses that have empire waists and long A-line skirts. Those who are confident in their curves should go for form-fitting dresses.