Is your body type more suited for an A-line dress or an empire waistline? Bradley Bayou offers a straight-forward guide to dress shopping from his book The Science of Sexy.
By Bradley Bayou
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The focus of this dress is in the tight, torso-hugging band from the navel to the bottom of the bust; it's often reinforced with boning inserted into the stiff fabric to pull in the stomach and push up the bust.
It's another silhouette that works well for all body shapes, depending on the placement of the straps. A well-made corset will cinch in the waist a couple of inches and release at the hip—this is an excellent way to achieve an hourglass figure.