Flatter Dress Cut Tips - Imago Bridal
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Flatter Dress Cut Tips

Do you know what style will suit you?

A-line Dresses

A graceful and classic design that narrows at the top then tailors close to body before flaring gently into an “A.” Flatters everyone!

  • Hides big hips and bottoms
  • Balances entire body with bust
  • Creates curves to a straight figure
  • Makes you look taller and thinner

Ball gowns

A fairy-tale design favored by Cinderella with a fitted bodice and waist that falls into a poufy skirt layered with crinoline underneath. Flatters an hourglass figure with a well-proportioned waist, waist and hips.

  • Hides hips
  • Highlights bust

Empire

A dress cut with a high waist seams that falls directly under the bust then lows into a long, loose skirt with no defined waistline. An ideal classic Greek and Roman design that flatters a figure heavy through the middle and tummy.

  • Disguises thick waistline
  • Hides big tummy
  • Plays up small busts
  • Makes you look taller if you’re petite

Princess dress

Vertical panes follow natural shape of body. Flatters the lower body.

  • Minimizes hips
  • Disguises tummy
  • Figure-friendly: creates a long, lean look
  • Smooth and flowing

Sheath

Straight, slim fit shaped closely to the body.

Flatters tall and thin bodies.

Minimizes hips

  • Disguises tummy
  • Perfect for well-toned figures
  • Sexy and modern

Mermaid

Same as sheaths, but skirt flare outs at or below the knee. Flatters tall and thin bodies.

  • Minimizes hips
  • Disguises tummy
  • Perfect for well-toned figures