Stylist-Approved Sundresses For Every Body Shape


Looking for that throw-on-and-go piece for summer? It doesn’t get any easier than a sundress. So cool and oh-so-comfortable, it’s time to find a dress for the new season. To help you land the perfect dress in your next Fix, we’ve put together a guide to help you find the perfect one for every body shape, straight from our Stylists!

Keep reading to see the best sundresses for the summer!

Stitch Fix women's outfit laydown featuring green and white striped sundress, tan crossbody bag and white wedges.

1. Sundress For Your Body Shape: A-Line

This is the most universally flattering dress shape out there. How, you ask? It’s simple. The balanced cut of the dress creates a nice, forgiving silhouette! From athletic to hourglass (and everything in between) the A-line is that dress that looks good on everyone. Its slightly flared hemline balances out an apple shape and perfectly skims curvier hips for the pears and hourglass shapes out there. Looking to minimize your midsection or lower half? Choose a neckline that flatters your bust or shoulders.

Stylist Tip: Show off your waist by tying a shirt or denim jacket around the smallest part of your torso. Not into the the throwback look? Belt it instead.  

Stitch Fix women's blue wrap dress hanging on wooden ladder next to orange and pink slide wedges.

2. Sundress For Your Body Shape: Wrap

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Every woman should have at least one wrap dress in her closet. This classic style is a secret weapon for hourglass and apple shapes, though athletic and pears can rock them too. Similar to the A-line, but with a looser, more flowy silhouette, the wrap is perfect for accentuating (or adding to) the right curves. The tie-waist can create the illusion of a smaller waist and the length of your dress can give you more (or less) coverage depending on the occasion.

Stitch Fix women’s orange textured dress hanging on a wooden hanger and leopard-print heeled mules on a wooden stool.

3. Sundress for your Body Shape: Shift

When it’s really hot and you don’t want anything clinging to your body—no matter your shape—a boxy shift dress is the answer. Figure-skimming (but not hugging!), the shift dress balances a silhouette by not placing any real emphasis on any particular feature, while still drawing the eye up and down the body. Plus, we love this style for shifting (heh, get it?) from day to night.

Stitch Fix women’s outfit laydown featuring green tropical print dress, brown and white bag and strappy sandals.

4. Sundress For Your Body Shape: Fit & Flare 

If you like a little Va with your Voom, the fit and flare is a fun, flirty option! These dresses were practically made for you, hourglass and pear shapes! This silhouette enhances the bust and waistlines—perfect for ladies with a smaller upper body, or who want to flaunt their decolletage. The flare both celebrates a curvy shape and minimizes hips and thighs, for a pretty perfect one-two style punch!

Stylist Tip: Add length to your legs by swapping out sandals for wedges. You’ll have the comfort of flats, but with an extra oomph.

What dress style are you most excited about? A-line, wrap, shift or fit & flare? Take your style quiz and schedule a Fix to explore and discover the ones that best work for your shape. With free shipping, returns and exchanges, you can dress up your wallet, too!

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