Jersey dresses

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The Effortless Dress
The jersey fabric is soft; the shapes are body-friendly and chic. 

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Steal: The flattering drape of this easy chemise offers camouflage (should you need it) for hips, stomach, and thighs. And the color is no shrinking violet. Necklace, Miriam Haskell. Simply Vera Vera Wang; $78; 

Good Deal: Modern goddesses, take note: A wrapped and knotted dress in heather gray sculpts your figure without sit-ups. It works equally well over a casual tank or upgraded with silver party shoes. Osklen; $247; 212-219-8250

Splurge: Here's a silhouette designed for a woman's body: a short-sleeved bodice (lovely upper-arm coverage) bloused over a slender ruched skirt, in cooler-than-cool lemon ice. Necklace, Devon Leigh. Yigal Azrouël; $940;