Style advice for the Vienna dress

The Vienna dress is a wrap dress that is always easy to wear. Dress it up with heels or pair it with cool trainers. Thanks to the stitched overlap, you can put the dress on quickly and then you’re ready to head out in style. It’s great! Find out here how to make the dress in a way that’s ideal for your figure type.

The Vienna dress for O types

Remember that your figure benefits from as many (visual) vertical lines as possible. O types do not want to draw attention to the middle zone of the body either. These are two aspects that, when well-balanced, give your figure a more proportional look.

How do you do that?

  • The ideal dress for O types falls loosely over the waist. In this case, the elastic waistband of the Vienna dress is not recommended for your figure type.
  • Loosen the dress around the waist and narrow it slightly towards the hem.
  • The V-neck already draws more attention to the shoulders and face. Enhance this by wearing eye-catching earrings, for example.
  • Don’t make the dress too long and let your slim ankles show.
  • The Vienna dress with ¾ sleeves is good for O types. Add an extra accent to your wrists by wearing a bracelet.

The Vienna dress for H types

H types’ shoulders and hips are approximately the same width. Your figure is well-balanced. So it’s important to maintain that balance. The only thing missing is a clear waist.

How do you do that?

  • Extend your upper body visually by means of a V-shape, for example, a V-neck.
  • The Vienna dress is ideal for H types. It makes the shoulder line wider and visually narrows the waist.
  • The beautiful shape of the skirt puts the focus on the legs. Show off your stems and keep the dress shorter.
  • Vertical, diagonal, or graphic prints are ideal for H types.
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The Vienna dress for I types

I types have a very slim, straight figure but lack curves and a waist. We want to create more volume and a waist.

How do you do that?

  • The Vienna dress is ideal for your figure type. The V-shaped cut of the top draws attention to the centre of your body. This creates a waist and adds more shapeliness to the upper and lower body.
  • Play with patterns and prints. You can use either a supple or a stiffer fabric for the Vienna dress.
  • Avoid thin fabrics that drape lifelessly over your body. A stiffer fabric will give your figure more structure.

The Vienna dress for A types

The widest point of an A type’s body is the hips. The shoulders are then much narrower in comparison. The challenge is to make your shoulders look wider. This way, you can shift the accent from the lower to the upper body. And by complementing this with flowing lines that detract from the hip area, you’ll bring your silhouette into perfect proportion.

How do you do that?

  • Choose vertical stripes for the fabric of the dress to give your figure more length visually.
  • The skirt divides your body into several parts, so your heavier lower body is split up visually and softened.
  • Accentuate your waist with a smooth transition from top to bottom. The Vienna dress does this perfectly.
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The Vienna dress for X and 8 types

X and 8 types have bodies that are naturally well-balanced. The shoulders and hips are more or less the same width and there is a clear waistline. Therefore, choose clothes that follow the natural shapes and accentuate the waist as much as possible.

How do you do that?

  • The Vienna dress is perfect for X and 8 types. The dress accentuates the waist and falls nicely over the natural shapes.
  • The V-neck looks great on your figure.
  • Choose a supple fabric that falls gracefully naturally. Avoid fabrics that are too thin and could reveal any unevenness.

The Vienna dress for V types

A V type’s centre of gravity is above the waist. V types have rather wide shoulders or a larger bust, with a narrower lower body. Your figure type should try to visually soften the shoulders. Balance your silhouette better by drawing attention away from the shoulders and directing it to the lower body.

How do you do that?

  • The cut of the sleeves on the Vienna dress softens the V type’s heavier shoulder line.
  • Move the seam that separates the upper part from the lower part down. This will make your upper body visually longer and add more balance to your figure.
  • Make the V-neck cut deep enough to draw attention to the centre of your upper body. This deep, narrow V-neckline will make the waist appear visually narrower.
  • Choose a stiffer fabric that gives your body type enough structure.

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