What Classic Dress Style Flatters Your Body Type?

By: Jennifer Post
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About This Quiz

Shopping can be one of the most dreaded activities if you are one of the millions of people who struggle to find the right fit. Clothing, while made for humans, doesn't really seem to take into consideration the various body types and shapes. A size 8 in one store will fit completely differently than a size 8 in another store. Even worse than that? That same size could fit differently in the same store depending on the item of clothing. How is anyone supposed to know what size they actually are or what fits their body the best? It's really a toss-up.

Some styles throughout history are just known for being universally flattering. That's a way around the one-size-fits-all theory. The dresses come in different sizes, but the fit of the dress is supposed to look good on anyone. What is this? Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants? That would actually be amazing. But back to dresses! Believe it or not, there are ways to make styles look good on everyone, but that still begs the question, which one looks the best on you? We know! Take this quiz now, and we'll give you the classic dress style that most flatters your body type.


Do you find that your body type is well-represented in clothing ads or clothing in general?

Which season do you feel the clothes match your body type the best?

How many dresses would you say you already own that you feel flatter your body?

Would you describe yourself as curvy?

Do you only buy dresses when you have a special occasion coming up?

Think of your favorite dress in your wardrobe right now. Why is it your favorite?

Is there an ideal color that you think looks the best for your body type?

When it comes to what the dress is made out of, is there a material that looks best on your body?

Does your body type lend itself to more patterns or solid colors?

What would be the pattern you like the most if you were looking for a dress?

If you were in a wedding, does your body lend itself to the "one dress for all" style?

Do classic "wear to work" dresses make you feel the best about your body?

Will you only wear a dress if it's comfortable, or will you deal with a little discomfort?

For your normal clothes, do you like them more fitted?

When you are in need of a new dress, where is the first place you look?

Can you think of a pair of shoes that could go with pretty much any dress?

If a dress is short, do you feel like you have to wear anything to cover your legs more?

Which of the royal wedding dress wearers below fits your style and body type?

Does your height make it hard for you to find dresses?

Have you ever had to make your own dress to perfectly fit your unique body?

Do you try to wear things that fit your natural waist?

How would you describe your body other than the particular shape?

Have you found it hard to dress for your body type in the past?

Is there a part of your body you like to show off in dresses?

On the flip side, is there a part of your body that you try to cover up?

How do you really know when a dress looks good on you?

What shape would you give to your body?

Is your body considered one that society finds "attractive"?

When you buy other clothing, what part of your body is the hardest to fit?

Do you tend to buy shorter dresses to show off your legs or longer ones to show off something else?

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