Which Silhouette is Best for Your Body Type?

Which Silhouette is Best for Your Body Type?

Whether you’re searching for the perfect prom, pageant, or homecoming dress, there are so many factors that go into making a decision! One of the questions we at WhatchamaCallit get asked a lot is, “Which silhouette should I choose?” Today, we’re going to talk a little bit about how to find the perfect silhouette to enhance your figure!



Hourglass-shaped people have a relatively even waist, hips, and shoulders. A mermaid dress will flatter this body type, since it's designed to emphasize your curves.


Triangle Body Types


 If your hips are larger than your shoulders, you may also be called a pear shape. The body type is best suited to A-line silhouettes since it has most of its volume in the lower half.


Inverted Triangle


If your shoulders are wider than your hips, you have an inverted triangle shape. Having a full, fluttering skirt makes a ball gown a great silhouette for this type of body. A ball gown accentuates your proportions by adding volume to your lower half.




Those with a rectangle body type have uniform hips, shoulders, busts, and waists. Fit and flare silhouettes, A-line dresses, and ball gowns can highlight curves on this body type.




If you have a curvy figure and a less defined waistline, you probably have an apple body type. For apple-shaped bodies, A-line dresses are a good option.

Ready to find the perfect dress for your event? No appointments are needed for prom and homecoming, so come visit our team at WhatchamaCallit in Dallas and Fort Worth today!