Celebrity Style Inspirations: Holiday Party Dress Ideas for Apple Body Shape, Pear Body Shape or Hourglass Body Shape

Celebrity Style Inspirations: Holiday Party Dress Ideas for Apple Body Shape, Pear Body Shape or Hourglass Body Shape
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The holidays are here, and that means that there are Christmas parties to attend! Looking for the best holiday party dress to suit your body shape? Maybe you’re not even sure what your body shape is. We at Agein are here to help with all your celebrity style inspirations this holiday season—we’ll help you flatter and celebrate your body. Knowing your body shape is one of the most crucial steps in finding the style that best suits you. Whether you’re an apple body shape, pear body shape, or hourglass body shape, we’ve got you covered. We have taken inspiration from celeb body types to dress you better this holiday season.

Finding the Perfect Dress for Your Body Shape

The first question that most women ask is, “What is my body type?” We will break down each type into three categories: the apple body type, the pear body type, and the hourglass body type. First, the apple is indicative of a heavier mid-section with a wide torso and broad shoulders. They have an undefined waist and an average sized bust. The best dresses for apple shape is a shape that draws attention away from the mid-section by directing focus elsewhere, like the legs which often tend to be a great asset for this shape. Take inspiration from Jennifer Hudson, who looked gorgeous at the Sing movie premier while wearing a cascading off-white gown highlighting her long, beautiful legs.

Yal ready to sing ? #singmovie

A photo posted by Jennifer Hudson (@iamjhud) on

The pear body shape is known for being the most common body types. For them, most of their weight is carried around the hips and thighs. Those with the pear body shape tend to have an average bust line and flat tummy with toned arms. The best dresses for pear shape include A-line dresses that emphasize the upper body while slimming wider hips. Keep the hems of dresses wide to visually balance the body, or add some structure with a dress that emphasizes the top part of the body. Try taking inspiration for your holiday party dresses from Eva Longoria, who wore a beautiful white gown emphasizing her upper body at the Global Gift Gala.

Last night ✨ Dress by @solacelondon Jewelry @bulgariofficial Styled by @charroxstylist

A photo posted by Eva Longoria Baston (@evalongoria) on

Lastly, the hourglass shape body has a well-defined, narrow waist, where the hips and bust tend to be almost the same size or larger than the other two body shapes. The hourglass is seen by many as the ideal body type women want, but could present some challenges if you have a significant bust. The hourglass shape also usually includes plus size dressing. The best dresses for hourglass shape bodies are ones that accentuate your waist and fit your curves well. There are many beautiful party dresses in plus size fashions to fit hourglass shapes.  Look to Scarlett Johansson’s red dress, which accentuates her waist perfectly, for inspiration for your holiday party dresses.

#ScarlettWCW #penelopecruz • Vicky Cristina Barcelona L.A. Premiere

A photo posted by Scarlett Johansson (@seriouslyscarlett) on

With so many body types, women are always on the hunt for a look that will suit them best. If you feel comfortable in what you’re wearing, then you will portray confidence, and there is nothing sexier than that!  These celebrity examples will provide inspiration for your holiday party dresses and get you through the holiday season looking your absolute best at all your Christmas parties.



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“8 Ways to Look Taller and Slimmer for an APPLE Body Shape,” Style Angel web site, Last accessed December 15 2016; http://styleangel.com/discover-body-shape/apple-body-shape/