That Perfect Dress


We know many of you have been searching for that perfect dress, but we also know it is hard to find the perfect dresses that will make you feel confident and sexy in your body. Luckily you have Ecco’s amazing brands and staff to help you shop for those perfect fitting dresses.

Almost all of us have heard the terms “pear shaped, apple shaped… yes the list of fruits goes on and on. Luckily, we’ve come up with some tips and tricks to help you shop for that “meant for you” dress.

1) The “Straight” shape.

This means your body has less definition between the bust, waist and hips. Fitted dresses and classic shifts work perfect for your body type. A-line skirts and empire waists are always going to flatter your body and help create some curve. One shoulder dresses are also a perfect style dress for you.



  • Blazers
  • V-neck dresses and tops
  • Wrap dresses



  • Over sized tops
  • Flare jeans
  • Square neckline dresses and tops


Cameron Diaz has straight shape body.

2) The “Pear” shape also known as the triangle shape.

This means you most likely have fuller hips and rear and a petite upper body. Strapless dresses and fitted open neck dresses are your calling! An empire waist is the perfect look for you to flatter your whole body.





  • Statement Necklaces
  • Anything that emphasizes your waist
  • Medium necklines



  • Nothing that hugs your hips
  • Oversized clothes
  • Anything that draws your attention to your petite chest


Jennifer Lopez has an Pear shape body type.

3) The hour glass shape

This means you are curvy and busty! The best dresses for you are wrap dresses. Dresses that emphasize your waist are great and will enhance your beautiful body.  Adjustable waist styles are an awesome find for you.



  • Belting your shirts or dresses
  • Dresses that show your curves
  • Medium or low necklines



  • High necklines
  • Oversized clothing


Scarlett Johansson has an hour glass body type.

4) The apple shape

This means you are the most narrow around your ribs. Empire waists are great for you body type, and details around the neck also work well. A line cuts will make your body look more hour glass shaped.

  • Statement necklaces
  • Looser tops
  • Low and long necklines
  • Straight skirts



  • Intense patterns
  • Tight/fitted styles
  • Belts


Oprah Winfrey has an apple shape body type.

5) The full bust or the “inverted triangle”

You are busty. Which means your bust is fuller than your hips and rear. V-neck styles work well for you as well as A-line styles.

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  • Dresses that flow through the waist
  • A-line cuts
  • Long or low necklines
  • Halter or strapless styles



    • Chunky wrap scarves
    • High necklines
    • Cuts that emphasize your shoulders
    • High wasted style


Angelina Jolie has an inverted triangle body type.

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