The first step in finding your perfect dress is finding your perfect fit. Find a shape that flatters your body, accentuates and highlights the best parts of you. Ypsilon has a huge variety of shapes and fits, making it easy for everyone to find the one that’s right for them.
Finding a dress for your special occasion can be an overwhelming process. There are so many styles, colors, prints, looks, and fits to choose from. If you’ve been looking at photos on the internet, you may come into Ypsilon with an idea of what you are looking for. However, you may not love the style you chose from the photos in real life or on your body type. Shopping online versus in a store can completely change your opinion of a dress, and that’s why it’s important to come in and try things on before making such an important decision.
Flowy is one of the most universally flattering shapes. Featuring a fitted bodice and a loose, often layered skirt, flowy dresses hug the upper body and fall away from the hips. This draws attention to the smallest part of the waist, and makes the legs look miles long. The fullness of the skirt will vary by dress, but usually flowy dresses will have 1 to 3 layers of a light fabric such as chiffon or organza.
Fitted dresses hug the body all the way down. This shape is great because it shows off your shape, and looks very classic and elegant. Most fitted dresses are made out of a jersey fabric that moves with you and is very comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
Ball gown is the classic princess shape that you see in so many fairytales. Traditionally, ball gowns are fitted through the bodice and have a very full skirt. Because of the fullness of the skirt, this shape will draw the most attention to the waistline. This shape can be gorgeous and classic, although may sometimes overwhelm those with a smaller frame.
Mermaid dresses get their name from the shape of a mermaid’s tale; fitted through the hip and thigh, then flaring out at the bottom. This shape gives a long, lean look, but the flair at the bottom creates that element of fun and lightheartedness. Drawing attention the waist and hips, mermaid styles can be very flattering, and give a great silhouette.