Wool Dresses For Your Body Type

November 24, 2023 2 min read

Wool Dresses For Your Body Type

Dressing for Your Body Type 

Some women go all their lives without awareness of their particular body type, or how to dress for it. All women can look divine in a Smitten wool dress, but those who understand their body shape can take a dress to another level entirely. Discover some of the most common body types and which wool dresses you should have in your wardrobe based on your shape. 

Wool Dresses for the Apple Body Type

Women with the apple body type have larger shoulders and chests, smaller hips, and a less defined waist. Think Catherine Zeta-Jones, Drew Barrymore, and Kate Winslet.  

One of the best ways to flatter your apple body shape is to balance your proportions. With the natural emphasis on your upper body, wear wool dresses that draw attention to your legs. Belted designs with v-necks look especially stunning on apple body shapes as they help define the waistline. Try our Wrap Dress and Cara Wrap Dress. Or show off your apple figure with our Veronica Dress in Deep See Green, Burnt Orange, or Black. 

Wool Dresses for the Pear Body Type

We’re still rolling with the fruit theme. Pear/triangle body types have accentuated hips and wider thighs, with an overall emphasis on the lower body. Pear-shaped women typically have slimmer shoulders, longer arms, and a narrower waist. Think Kelly Clarkson, Beyoncé, andParis Hilton.

Pear-shaped women can rock wool dresses that draw attention to the upper body, highlighting the waistline. Try our Long Shiva Dress in sophisticated Kale Green with beautiful button detailing down to the hem. Elongating the body with the illusionary magic of A-line maxi dresses is a winning formula for pears! Our long and willowy Flo Dress is just the thing and can easily be dressed up or down. Choose from NINE colours – if you can! 

Wool Dresses for the Rectangle Type

The rectangle/straight body type is the most common and can get away with almost any style of wool dress. With a very even upper and lower physique, these women can pick and choose what they want to accentuate with their outfits. Think Natalie Portman, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Cameron Diaz. 

One of the best strategies for rectangular-shaped women is to introduce curves. Try wearing wool dresses with cowl necks and scoop necks, like our Lana Dress and Cowl Neck Swing Dress. Introduce other curved elements like a wrapped merino wool scarf, cross-over handbag, hat, or necklace. 

Wool Dresses for the Inverted Triangle Body Type

The inverted triangle has showstopper shoulders that span wider than the hips. These women generally have an athletic physique that is shaped like a ‘V’. Think Angelina Jolie, Renee Zellweger, and Uma Thurman. 

So should you let those shoulders do all the work or draw attention to your lower body? A sure way for inverted triangle-shaped women to look fabulous is to wear deep v-necklines – avoiding wider off-shoulder and square styles. Try our gorgeous Ava Dress for starters. To really dazzle, introduce volume to your lower half with wool dresses that fold and flow, like our Matilda Dress