Dresses for Every Body Type
Flattering Dresses for Every Body Type
The easiest way to balance a bottom-heavy figure is to choose a dress that skims over the lower half of the body. Fuller skirts, like this Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Silk Dress, disguise heavy hips, while showing off the waist. Fuller sleeves also help balance out the bottom half.
Don't worry: you don't have to look matronly to cover up flabby arms. The trick is to keep the sexy element with one of the pretty sleeves that are popular right now like lantern sleeves, puff sleeves, kimono or bishop sleeves. This 3/4 sleeve dress from Old Navy features a slight puff.
Go ahead and wear jacket dresses, like this houndstooth version because the cropped jacket shape over solid black dress is scaled just right for your figure. Avoid too-cutesy looks (like puffed sleeves) so you won't look little girlish.
Just because your figure has curves doesn't mean you can't enjoy a pretty fitted, sleeveless dress. Show some skin and enjoy the slimming capabilities of a sleek sheath from Anne Klein.
Don't want to show off your legs? You can still look gorgeous in a dress, instead of hiding your legs in pants. Try wearing a longer skirt (midcalf or longer). This surplice-top dress from Lew Magram gives you extra coverage but plenty of sensual appeal with a sexy wrap bodice.