In today’s Fashion Lesson, we will take a look at dresses that flatter several body types and some tips on what to look for when you are out dress shopping.
All items from Anthropologie.com
Starting with the petite woman, this strapless dress elongates a small frame with the clever black and white stripes and the shrunken khaki overlay. Finishing touches include a punch of warm color.
A straight shape is sometimes also referred to as a “boyish” figure due to the decreased definition in the waist. This turquoise dress adds just enough definition with a empire tie waist to flatter a straight figure. A big trend for spring, snake skin shoes complete the look.
When I saw this dress, I immediately thought of Charlotte from Sex and the City. Kristen Davis who plays Charlotte, is a sister pear shape and would look amazing in this floral print dress. The nude pumps are one of this seasons “it” shoes. The fantastic benefit of a nude shoe, is the illusion that it provides in elongating the leg.
A mix of several trends—bold color, metallics, asymmetrical lines and a floral print—this dress’ assets are the undefined waist, bold print and asymmetrical line which draws attention away from an apple shape’s middle and up toward your face. Don’t forget your shapeware with this dress for a sleek silhouette.
If you are an hourglass shape, the most important feature you should be looking for in a dress is a cinched waist. This dress is a take on the khaki/safari look that is popular for spring and summer. Feel free to add a little color to this ensemble to make it special.
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