Attention Pam Andersons of the world! We’re only kidding… But if you’ve got it, flaunt it! Full Busted women have bust measurements that are fuller than their hips and rear. We are jealous!
We recommend that full busted women wear dresses that are more structured in the bust and bodice to keep you feeling comfortable and supported all day and night long. V-necklines and halter styles create a slimming effect. Steer clear of backless styles – bra friendly styles are key! Use the Full Bust body type filter when searching for dresses.
Straight & Narrow
Congrats! You’ve got the body of a model and can wear most of our styles with ease. Straight & narrow women have little definition between their bust, waist and hip measurements. This body type benefits from dresses that give the illusion of curves.
Depending on your personal style, we recommend higher necklines if you have a smaller bust, as well as empire or natural waist styles. Dresses with detail and/or texture (especially on the bottom) help create an hourglass silhouette. Styles with belts, cinched waistlines, and structured gowns will look stunning as they help create the illusion of curves. At the same time, wearing looser ponchos and free-flowing dresses are a straight & narrow’s specialty! Use the Straight & Narrow body type filter when searching for dresses.
You don’t have to look like Kim Kardashian to have an hourglass figure! You simply have a full bust and full hips with similar measurements; your waist is the narrowest part of their frame.
For an hourglass figure, we recommend wrap dresses, which draw attention to your narrow waistline. Looser fitting styles won’t emphasize your assets – go for dresses that embrace and highlight curves. Stretchy fabrics that hug every inch of your curvy body will have your friends talking for days! Use the Hourglass body type filter when searching for dresses.
Apples most narrow point is above their natural waist, right below or at the ribs - show off your shoulders, chests, and legs for an elongated look!
We recommend that apples opt for lower necklines and empire waistlines to draw eyes upward. If you’re self-conscious about your midsection, steer clear of overly large pleats, pockets, or extremely fitted styles. Shorter skirt lengths or rompers will help draw attention to your slimmer legs. Use the Apple body type filter when searching for dresses.
You’ve got killer hips and backside curves! You are smaller on top than on the bottom so wear garments that accentuate your bust and create balanced proportions.
We recommend that Pear body types wear strapless dresses or dresses with open necks; these will highlight the upper body. Empire waistlines and brighter colors on the upper portion of the dress are also great for drawing attention to your top half. Stay away from straight-cut dresses or narrow skirts and instead, opt for A-Cut or full skirt dresses that will fit more comfortably around your hips and backside. Use the Pear body type filter when searching for dresses.
Blaire's mastered the look of the coolest girl in school, and Jenny's strutting her stuff in our Prabal Gurung Bloussant Halter Dress. Check out what Blaire and Jenny had to say about their looks! -- Lara
Blaire: "I love drapey, exaggerated styles in clothing. Today's luckily not too hot, so I decided to go with a very light, graphic printed open blazer and these amazing gray, huge flare pants - from Forever 21! Can you believe it? I found these crazy pants there a few years ago and they could pass for any high end designer pants."
Jenny: "Obviously not my normal office wear, but what a fabulous dress! I had a press appearance today and this gorgeous blue color is great on camera. Plus, I added these fabulous new Azaara Silver Crystal Hoop Earrings - which are AMAZING, and only $15 to rent!"
Out tomorrow, NINA GARCIA'S LOOK BOOK: What to Wear for Every Occasion offers her take on what to wear for that all-important job interview, first date, black tie gala, and more. Naturally, we asked the style guru for her Rent the Runway picks. Check them out below and tell us your favorite in the comments. We've got two copies of her fabulous book reserved for two random entries. Enter now - we'll announce the winners tomorrow! -- Lara
“Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez make great little structured dresses that are perfect for the office—colorful and interesting, yet still conservative in silhouette. I would throw on this CC Skye pyramid-studded bracelet for a little added sparkle.”
“Nautical-style striped shirts are a dime a dozen, but I love how Gryphon’s integrated that same sailor-chic feel into a sequined skirt. Pair it with a simple navy top and chunky silver necklace for a look that doesn’t go overboard—pun intended.”
“Talk about a conversation piece. By slipping on this shimmering blazer by Gryphon, you’ll add instant interest to whatever you’re wearing underneath, be it your favorite jeans or a body-con cocktail dress. And how fantastic is this Badgley Mischka necklace? I always find inspiration in Art Deco designs.”
“This simple, studded Vena Cava dress would be the perfect piece to pack for a beach vacation. Not only is it easy to pack, but it could take you from a stroll on the shore to evening drinks. The mix of crystal quartz and blue agate on Susan Hanover’s organic-looking cuff ups the exotic look even further.”
I couldn't resist a shot of Ashley as she was walking out the door last night - how great does Shoshanna's Optical Bustier Dress look on her?
Here's what Ashley had to say: "Yes, Lara, caught me on the way out in one of our newest styles by Shoshanna! Easy, summery and sweet - It was the perfect dress for dinner with girlfriends at David Burke Townhouse on the UES. FYI, the Pretzel Crusted Crabcake is to DIE for!" -- Lara
I'm in a phase where all my outfits have to either have texture or include a print. Today I’m wearing a classic over-sized black t-shirt with a twist - lace sleeves! I paired it with a belt to give my outfit some shape and of course, I've added tons of jewels. Today my Chanel is my old, baby drawstring bag - thanks Mom! --Blaire
In honor of our new space, we're launching a new feature. Every day (or every day we have time!), we'll be posting a picture of what someone at RTR is wearing, most often our office It Girl Blaire.
Blaire will be the most frequently featured as every day at least someone in the office practically dies over her outfit. You can expect this post to mostly be "What Blaire's Wearing Today", but should anyone else wow us with award winning style, we'll be sure to share.
Here's what Blaire has to say about today's outfit "I love romps even though they're a pain to use the restroom in but this is one of my newer purchases from Topshop including my insanely comfortable black suede wedges. Belt, gold chain, and flower clip are vintage. Everyday there has to be a piece of Chanel on me somewhere...I went double the Chanel today with my long chain drawstring bag and pendant chain bracelet! Always mix and match. The best outfits come from not thinking about it!"
With that, we're off for the weekend. Enjoy! --Lara