5 Excellent Reasons Why You Absolutely Need a Sharkbite Dress

If you don’t own a sharkbite dress, you’re missing out. The Shark Bite Dress — also known as a dress with a handkerchief hem — is usually made from a sheer or breathable fabric. Different hem cuts make the dress flattering for all body types. You’ll want one in your summer wardrobe because it’s versatile enough for work, beach or an almost-formal occasion. If the versatility isn’t a selling point for you, here are five more benefits of the sharkbite dress.

1. The Sharkbite Dress Enhances Your Curves

The name sharkbite refers to the hem of the garment. The blunt points of the hem create the negative shape of a triangle, which kinda looks like a shark has taken a bite out of the garment. You can find shark bite dresses and tops in a variety of asymmetrical cuts. So as you can imagine, it’s easy for a dress like this to showcase or disguise different parts of the body.

The dress below from Target is made from Rayon and Spandex. Notice the overall illusion of curves it gives to the slim-figured model. The side back and side front hem is about two times longer than the center front hem. The large diamond-shapes prints draw attention to overall curves of her body, making this the perfect summer outfit for ladies who want a cool, summer dress that will play up a curvy figure.

woman wearing black and white shark bite dress

Mossimo Sharkbite Dress, $29.99, Target

2. They Can Minimize Curves Too

Curvy girls sometimes want the option to look “streamlined.” You can get that look by choosing a dress where the “bite” reaches down to the feet. No matter how much shorter the dress is at the highest point of the hem, you’ll want the side hems and back hems to be closer to the ground.

Wear the dress below from HSN, and you get to show leg AND the length at the back and sides creates a long, slim look. The solid color of the dress also slims.

Serena Williams Sharkbite Dress, $34.95, HSN.com



Martha-Raye is a senior at the University of Delaware, majoring in Environmental Studies. She loves fashion and music, especially eco-fashion. In her spare time, she sews, works out, and snuggles up with Netflix.

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