50+ Stylish Dresses Perfect For Your Body Type According To Different Dress Shapes

50+ Stylish Dresses Perfect For Your Body Type According To Different Dress Shapes

When you can’t decide what to wear or are having one of those ‘I have nothing to wear’ days, shopping, however tempting it is, is not the best solution. First, you will buy a cute skirt, then you will have to buy a pretty top to go with it, and before you know, the shoes and earrings and a jacket make the checkout amount Rs 14,796. Why spend so much money and energy on mixing and matching when one single piece can take care of it all? Whether there is a birthday party, an important meeting at work, a friend’s cocktail, a day out with the fam or a date night with your SO, a dress is the easiest, chicest and most stylish solution to all problems.

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So, here are 54 stylish dresses for women according to different dress types. After all, nothing better than a dress that fits you to flatter you, that gives you your 'head-turning' moment. But how do you decide which one is perfect for you? The right way to do this is according to your body type.

What Is Your Body Type

If you are not sure which body type you belong to, here is how you can identify:

Step 1: Stand in front of a full-length mirror.

Step 2: Identify the polygon or the shape you resemble the most. You can take help from the following chart to find out.


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I, for example, am the rectangle or the slim body type as my body dimensions (bust: waist: hips) come closest to a 3:3:3 ratio.

50+ Stylish Dresses For Women

Now that you know your body type, here are all the different dress types and the most suitable ones for you.

A-Line Dresses


An A-line dress, much like the letter ‘A’, is narrower at the top and widens as it moves towards the bottom. The A-line silhouette is preferred by most as it flatters almost all body types. Whether you are a curvy woman or a slim-jim, there is an A-line dress for you.

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Suitable for body type: Pear shaped, hourglass shaped, rectangle shaped

Here are 5 stylish A-line dresses for you:

1. Tiered A-line Dress with Embroidery

Style this coral orange dress with a pair of statement earrings and booties for a boho chic look. Nail the street style look effortlessly.

Price: Rs 630. Buy it here

2. Mustard Yellow Self-Striped A-Line Dress

Add a pop of colour to your casual day look with this self-ribbed mini dress by teaming it up with tie-up flats and a cool sling or backpack.

Price: Rs 999. Buy it here

3. Maroon Printed A-Line Dress

Place your best bet on this maroon floral printed dress and pair it with black knee-high boots for a trendy winter look. Style it with a cute beanie for college.

Price: Rs 1,499. Buy it here

4. Colour-block A-line Dress

Treat yourself to pastel colours with this colour-blocked dress and pair it with your favourite white sneakers. Accessorise with hoop earrings to glam up your OOTD.

Price: Rs 2,399. Buy it here

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5. Green & Black Lace A-Line Dress

Ditch that little black dress for this dark green lace number this party season. Add some bling with statement jewellery and don’t forget to go for smokey eye makeup.

Price: Rs 2,513. Buy it here

Bodycon Dresses


A bodycon dress is a close fitting dress that does not shape your curves but takes your shape. That is, instead of hugging you like a glove, a bodycon dress is designed to trace your silhouette.

Suitable for body type: Hourglass shaped, rectangle shaped

Here are 5 stylish bodycon dresses for you:

1. Crushed Velvet Pencil Dress

A pair of statement studs or shoulder dusters, stilettos and a bold lipstick are all you need to look party-ready in this purple velvet bodycon dress.

Price: Rs 962. Buy it here

2. Rose Bell Sleeves Bodycon Dress

Now there’s a dress that can take you from the boardroom to the bar in style. This peach dress with bell sleeves will add a dash of drama to your 9-to-5.

Price: Rs 1,199. Buy it here

3. White Printed Bodycon Dress

This floral printed off-shoulder dress has ‘picnic’ written all over it. Team it with a coloured shrug and metallic flats for a casual chic look.

Price: Rs 1,399. Buy it here

4. Knit Midi Dress with Boat Neck

Dresses like this are love at first sight, aren’t they? This black and white monochrome dress and its statement-making ruffled panel at the hemline will be a perfect fit for all events. Pair it with high heels to complete a high-street look.

Price: Rs 1,500. Buy it here

5. Sleeveless Denim Bodycon Dress

Take your love for denim away from jeans and get your hands on this button-down denim dress for the real feels. Pair it with white sneakers for ultimate fashion goals.

Price: Rs 2,849. Buy it here

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Fit And Flare Dresses


Fitted through the waist and flaring out at or below the hips, a fit and flare dress is an instant hit for an effortless yet stylish OOTD. Unlike a skater dress, a fit and flare dress does not have a circular skirt and can also be pleated. Although, there is not much difference apart from the skirt’s shape between the two dress types.

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Suitable for body type: Pear shaped, rectangle shaped, round shaped, inverted triangle shaped

Here are 5 stylish fits and flare dresses for you:

1. Green Solid Fit and Flare Dress

Start your day on a minty fresh note with this mint green solid dress. Pair this midi dress with bright pink heels and hoop earrings for an ultra-feminine look.

Price: Rs 759. Buy it here

2. White Printed Fit & Flare Dress

This floral printed mini dress in white has ‘fun’ written all over it. Style it with a pair of pom-pom or tassel earrings and tie-up flats.

Price: Rs 896. Buy it here

3. Pink Printed Fit and Flare Dress

Add a retro spin to your day with this polka-dotted pink and black dress. It comes with shoulder straps and a front knot, making it a chic choice for an AM to PM look.

Price: Rs 1,350. Buy it here

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4. Printed Sleeveless Fit & Flare Dress

In a room full of art, they would still stare at you when you have this printed dress on. Team it with a pair of heels, a minaudière and a cute bandana.

Price: Rs 2,399. Buy it here

5. Striped Sleeveless Fit & Flare Dress

This orange and purple striped dress will make you want to host a party. Yes, that is how attractive its striped style is. Accessorise it with statement earrings.

Price: Rs 2,924. Buy it here

Skater Dresses


Skater dresses skate through your body emphasizing your curves in the most appealing way. It has a full circle skirt that skims over the thighs and has a fitted top - like the costume of a figure skater. Our favourite part about skater dresses? They can make your legs look oh-so-fine.

Suitable for body type: Pear shaped, rectangle shaped, round shaped

Here are 5 stylish skater dresses:

1. Ruffle Halter Neck Dress

This mini dress in popping pink and statement-making ruffles will be a party favourite this season. Wear it to a birthday party or to a girls’ night out with stilettos and a big smile.

Price: Rs 650. Buy it here

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2. Lip Print Skater Dress

If you are all about the quirks, then this black dress with a lip print all over, a front knot, and a sweetheart neckline will be a sweet deal when teamed with a gold-toned chain and hoops.

Price: Rs 1,119. Buy it here

3. Leopard Print Skater Dress

Bring out your wild side with this leopard print dress. It has full sleeves, a high-neck, and when paired with black heels, it will cast a roaring first impression.

Price: Rs 1,499. Buy it here

4. Floral Print Skater Dress with Back Cutout

Take your favourite sneakers out for a spin with this oh-so-pretty floral printed dress. Tie your hair up in a high ponytail and let that back have your back.

Price: Rs 1,699. Buy it here

5. Geometric Print Skater Dress

If you are in the mood for something other than florals, then may we suggest this geometric print mini dress. Since its polyester, you can wear it in winter with black boots and a trench coat.

Price: Rs 2,624. Buy it here

Shirt Dresses


A shirt dress is a dress with a collar and button-down fastening in the style of a shirt, typically cut without a seam at the waist. You can think of this dress type has a longline shirt against an oversized shirt.

Suitable for body type: Rectangle shaped

Here are 5 stylish shirt dresses or you:

1. Striped Shirt Dress with Floral Print

There is no better way to nail the Deepika-approved dress over pants trend than with this stylish number in a striped pattern topped with a floral print. POPxo tip: Leave the last few buttons undone when wearing with jeans.

Price: Rs 1,100. Buy it here

2. Shirt Dress with High-Low Hem

Casual Fridays at work? This cotton linen dress in blue has got you covered. The breast pockets add a formal look to it while the high-low hemline is casual at its best.

Price: Rs 1,499. Buy it here

3. Printed Tiered Shirt Dress

This monochrome tiered dress is a stunner on so many levels (pun intended). Style it with heeled booties and your favourite pair of hoops.

Price: Rs 1,799. Buy it here

4. Checked High-Low Shirt Dress

With a bold colour and statement-making sleeve style, this maroon high-low shirt dress can take you from the day into the night, effortlessly. Team it with closed-toe heels - boots or pumps - and dark or nude lipstick.

Price: Rs 1,999. Buy it here

5. Denim Shirt Dress

Nothing says ‘casual’ better than denim. And that is why this mini denim dress is a wardrobe must-have. Pair it with sneakers and style it with a funky backpack to college.

Price: Rs 2,694. Buy it here

T-shirt Dresses


A T-shirt dress is a straight dress in the shape of a ‘T’, much like a T-shirt but only longer. They are usually higher than the knees in length and give you the comfy feels of a T-shirt in a chic dress. Unlike the more formal dresses, they guarantee an effortless style.

Suitable for body type: Rectangle shaped

Here are 5 stylish T-shirt dresses for you:

1. Navy Blue & Red Striped T-shirt Dress

Power through the college internals in style with this striped T-shirt dress. Team it with sneakers and a cool baseball cap for ultra-chic feels.  

Price: Rs 949. Buy it here

2. Burgundy Printed T-shirt Dress

This velvet T-shirt dress with a slogan. The striking colour will be a head turner at the mall. Style it with lace-up booties or sock-fit boots to complete your look.

Price: Rs 1,019. Buy it here

3. Peach-Coloured Printed T-shirt Dress

When you have nothing to wear, this floral printed T-shirt dress will come in handy. Pair it with mules or with espadrilles for a casual look.

Price: Rs 1,119. Buy it here

4. Short Sleeve Soft-Touch Dress

Who says you can’t wear these to work? Here’s a solid T-shirt dress in a light camel colour to look office-ready in a jiffy. Pair it with brown brogues to nail the look.

Price: Rs 1,890. Buy it here

5. Black & White Printed T-shirt Dress

Join the ongoing athleisure wave with this sporty T-shirt dress by Adidas. It is little, it is black and it has a strong logo game making it all the more trendy.

Price: Rs 2,999. Buy it here

Wrap Dresses


Wrap dresses, as the name suggests, wrap around your body. With a wrap dress, you don’t have to think about whether you will fit in it or not. It will fit according to you. They usually come with an attached belt to fasten the dress. It is another universal winner for every woman.

Suitable for body type: Hourglass shaped, pear shaped, round shaped, inverted triangle shaped

Here are 5 stylish wrap dresses or you:

1. Multicoloured Striped Wrap Dress

If you love unicorns, then, of course, you love rainbows too! This multi-coloured strappy little dress will wrap around you like a cozy blanket. Style it with solid accessories and footwear.

Price: Rs 1,399. Buy it here

2. Green Printed High-Low Hem Wrap Dress

On your next vacay, don’t forget to pack this tropical midi dress in green and pink for that mandatory beach photo. Team it with flats and drop earrings.

Price: Rs 1,259. Buy it here

3. Infinity Wrap Maxi Dress

For the next party, wrap yourself in this pristine white gown with an infinity wrap. A dress like this, whenever worn, will look like a brand new one. Statement studs are all you need.

Price: Rs 1,899. Buy it here

4. Navy Blue Printed Wrap Dress

Office wear doesn’t have to bore anymore. This navy blue polka dotted dress with sheer bishop sleeves will be a hit at work when paired with pumps.

Price: Rs 2,699. Buy it here

5. Green Solid Suede Finish Wrap Dress

Speaking about hits, go green with this suede wrap dress and make everyone else go green too...with envy. The button details on it are too hard to ignore.

Price: Rs 3,843. Buy it here

Shift Dresses


One of the most comfortable styles out there, shift dresses don’t have a waistline and can flatter pretty much any body type. They shift as you do, making movement in the dress comfy and fail-safe.

Suitable for body type: hourglass shaped, round shaped, pear shaped

Here are 5 stylish shift dresses for you:

1. High-Low Shift Dress with Bell Sleeves

Treat this dark floral dress with double bell sleeves to your favourite pair of tassel earrings and flats this season. It will be a perfect fit for any occasion.

Price: Rs 520. Buy it here

2. Shift Dress with Tie-Bows

This is not just any denim dress thanks to the embellished bow ties on it. Style it with white sneakers, an oversized tote bag and head out in style.

Price: Rs 875. Buy it here

3. Embroidered Shift Mini Dress

This party season, light up the night sky with this navy blue shift dress. With its celestial-inspired embroidery all over and shimmery design, it presents the perfect blend of quirkiness and elegance.

Price: Rs 875. Buy it here

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4. Round-Neck Shift Dress

This bubblegum pink shift dress with buttons embellished on one side will make office your new happy place. Style it with heeled mules and a leather bag for a stylish 9 to 5.

Price: Rs 1,039. Buy it here

5. Checked Shift Dress with Balloon Sleeves

This checked dress with statement balloon sleeves is all the drama you need this season. Team it with a pair of pumps and a statement handbag.

Price: Rs 1,125. Buy it here

Sheath Dresses


A sheath dress is usually simple and plain. It hugs your body unlike bodycons and is almost always knee long. The only difference between a shift dress and a sheath dress is that shift dress is less-fitted than a sheath dress. They are a work appropriate choice for most women these days.

Suitable for body type: Hourglass shaped

Here are 5 stylish sheath dresses for you:

1. Blue & White Checked Sheath Dress

This blue and white checked sheath dress is all you need to drive the damn Monday blues away. Team it with silver-toned earrings, a pair of nice strappy heels and you are done.

Price: Rs 499. Buy it here

2. Mustard Self Design Sheath Dress

This self-designed dress is a must-have because of one, the trendy mustard colour, and two, the stylish boat neck. Heels would perfectly complement this knee-length dress.

Price: Rs 649. Buy it here

3. Pink Solid Off-shoulder Sheath Dress

If you love pink as much as I do, then not buying this pink tube dress with ruffles will give you nightmares. Ignore at your own risk. Accessorise it with gold-toned jewellery matching the zipper.

Price: Rs 719. Buy it here

4. Red Lace Sheath Dress

This deep red dress is anything but basic. Wear it to your date night with heels, a gold wristwatch and don’t forget to paint your lips rouge. He won’t be able to take his eyes off of you.

Price: Rs 1,999. Buy it here

5. Black Printed Sheath Dress

This black dress with a life-like floral print will be an instant hit at lunch. Wear it with flatform sandals and carry a cool sling bag. Now all you need are earrings to complete your OOTD.

Price: Rs 1,999. Buy it here

Other Dress Styles You Can Try

1. Peplum Dress


A peplum dress has a pretty ruffle-like fabric attached around the waistline, just like a peplum top. If you are a pear shaped or an hourglass shaped woman, it will make you look slimmer around the waist, owing to the cinch of the peplum. If you are a rectangle shaped woman, it will emphasize your curves in a stylish way. Peplum dresses are hot on-trend and a popular choice at parties.

POPxo Recommends: Strappy Peplum Dress with Lace Inserts (Rs 2,924) by Trendyol at 35% off.

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2. Pinafore Dress


Pinafore dresses, in our head, have a retro feel about them especially the ones in corduroy and gingham checks. They are somewhat like dungarees but with a skirt instead of pants or shorts attached to the bib on top. Although, unlike dungarees, they are not always denim and are usually above knee-length. Perfect for round shaped, inverted triangle shaped and hourglass shaped women.

POPxo Recommends: Plaid Pinafore Dress with Inverted Pleat (Rs 1,125) by Trendyol at flat 55% off.

3. Sweater Dress


Thanks to Priyanka Chopra, we are all about lampshading this season with a stylish sweater dress and a pair of thigh-high boots. A sweater dress is a woollen dress most suitable for winter and comes in all the materials that a sweater comes in. They are usually above the knee or of calf-length and self-designed giving a more structured look to you. Suitable for hourglass, pear and rectangle shaped beauties.

POPxo Recommends: Off-White Self Design Longline Sweater Dress (Rs 2,099) by All About You at 30% off.

4. Drop-waist Dress


The drop-waist dress is a classic style, often associated with the 1920s. These dresses are relaxed and comfortable but work best on specific body types such as the inverted triangle or rectangle shapes. Drop-waist dresses typically fit loosely from shoulder to hip, transitioning into a pleated or gathered skirt at the hip, rather than the natural waistline. Since there is a drop in the waistline, they are referred to as drop-waist dresses.

POPxo Recommends: Red Floral Print Drop-Waist Dress (Rs 1,299) by Forever 21.

5. Empire Dress


An empire dress has a high waistline located just under the bust, and the rest of the dress flows out making them an ideal choice for triangle shaped women. Empire waist dresses also look good on those with pear shapes as it marks the smallest point of the figure and distracts from everything else. For those with round, straight shapes, an empire silhouette will add more curves.

POPxo Recommends: Green Printed Midi Empire Dress (Rs 1,019) by Gerua at 40% off.

6. Balloon Dress


A balloon dress creates a simple but stylish architectural look by gathering into a circular yoke and falls gracefully to the knee or ankle. As against a flared hemline, that of a balloon dress is turned inwards giving the impression of an inflated balloon. It will look most flattering on round shapes, pear shapes and triangle shapes.

POPxo Recommends: Purple Printed Balloon Dress (Rs 1,679) by Untung at 20% off.

7. Blouson Dress


A blouson dress has a partition around the waistline that makes the top of the dress look like a blouse. The lower part, that of the skirt, is usually of a close fit so as to complement the flowy blouson silhouette at the top. It is the best option for an inverted triangle body type and even an hourglass shape. Wear it to work with a pair it strappy heels and go from the boardroom to the bar in style.

POPxo Recommends: Maroon Self-Design Blouson Dress (Rs 799) by AND at flat 60% off.

8. Kaftan Dress


A kaftan, traditionally worn as a coverup is a stylish variant of a robe or a tunic. It has long extended sleeves and is also, typically, long in length. They are super casual and owing to the boxy silhouettes, are perfect for round shapes, pear shapes and triangle shapes. Recently, shorter kaftan dresses are gaining popularity as a resort wear.

POPxo Recommends: Multicoloured Printed Satin Finish Kaftan Dress (Rs 1,499) by Splash at 40% off.

9. Kurta Dress


The quintessential difference between a kurta and a kurta dress is that a kurta dress does not have side slits. Just as kurtas have different shapes and styles, so do kurta dresses. Depending on the shape of the kurta that you usually wear, you can similarly pick a kurta dress for yourself. Anarkali kurta dresses are a popular festive wear choice lately, especially among young women who don’t like to go all-out desi.

POPxo Recommends: Pink & Golden Printed Silk Empire Dress (Rs 1,449) by Juniper at flat 50% off.

Dress up in style, ladies.

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