George for Walmart blue dress

The pleated waistband emphasizes the narrowest part of the body. 

George; Wal-mart; for stores call 800-925-6278
Tiana B green dress

A twist at the bust of this jersey dress directs attention to the neck and décolletage. 

Tiana B.,
Lush blue sheath dress

Strategic seaming on this sheath helps the fabric drape in all the right places. 

B-Slim by Elementz wrap dress

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)
ShapeFX colorblock dress

Color-blocking, a wide belt, and interior shapewear create a proportioned hourglass silhouette.
The Limited grey dress

Vertical folds give the illusion of height; a fitted bodice and flared skirt play up shoulders while downplaying thighs.
Ella Moss jersey dress

This versatile jersey day dress combines slenderizing accents with dependably minimizing black. 

Ella Moss;
Donna Morgan ruffle dress

Perfect for pear shapes: The ruffle fills out your top half, the simple bottom conceals hips. 

Donna Morgan;
Trina Turk print dress

A graphic print that narrows at the middle adds personality to this navy number. 

Trina Turk; 949-717-7881
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