The "Have You Lost Weight?" Dress
Nine picks inspired by our 10-pounds-slimmer makeovers
rely on clever style tricks to make every body look slender.
The pleated waistband emphasizes the narrowest part of the body.
George; Wal-mart; for stores call 800-925-6278
A twist at the bust of this jersey dress directs attention to the neck and décolletage. Tiana B., HSN.com
Strategic seaming on this sheath helps the fabric drape in all the right places. Lush; LuLus.com
Side ruching on this stretchy faux wrap (with inner Lycra panel) skims over a thicker middle.
B-Slim, Macy's; 800-622-9748
(available in stores in July 2009)
Color-blocking, a wide belt, and interior shapewear create a proportioned hourglass silhouette. ShapeFX.com
Vertical folds give the illusion of height; a fitted bodice and flared skirt play up shoulders while downplaying thighs. TheLimited.com
This versatile jersey day dress combines slenderizing accents with dependably minimizing black. Ella Moss; RevolveClothing.com
Perfect for pear shapes: The ruffle fills out your top half, the simple bottom conceals hips. Donna Morgan; Nordstrom.com
A graphic print that narrows at the middle adds personality to this navy number. Trina Turk; 949-717-7881
See the makeovers! Seven summer styles show you how to look longer and leaner
—no diet required. Plus, get O
's creative director Adam Glassman's rules for low-fat dressing