Dresses That Flatter Your Figure
This is a very forgiving silhouette and can work for all shapes, depending on the neckline. For instance, with a halter top, this is perfect for a triangle; however, with a wide set straps, it's perfect for an inverted triangle.
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.
If you are a rectangle, pick an empire dress that fits snugly around your chest and flares out to give you the illusion of a high-defined waistline. For a triangle, this silhouette will pull the eye up and make your legs seem long and lean.
It's the perfect piece for a triangle in a fluid, midweight fabric to down play your bottom half.
If you are a rectangle, pick an off-the-shoulder dress with a flared skirt—this will widen both your shoulders and your hips to create an hourglass figure.
If the polo has a bit of a cap sleeve, it will work for a triangle to create a squared-off structure to your shoulders. It's also good for an hourglass shape, especially if you wear the top two or three buttons open to create a V-neck to flatter your top half.
Princess seams work great on all shapes, as the seams define and slenderize your frame.
Sheath dresses work on all shapes, but chose one with a shoulder that best suits your frame. Also be sure to choose one that is slightly fitted and not too boxy.
The slip dress is similar to the sheath and will work on all shapes, depending on the placement of the straps.
Strapless dresses are best suited for an hourglass-shaped body.
This style is good for everyone and is such a flattering silhouette! The faux wrap creates a V-neck, gathers at the waist and releases at the hip.
A wrap dress also works for everyone, the same way a surplice dress does. There is no way to lose with either piece.
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