Spring is finally here! Wave goodbye to layers brought on by harsh winter climates, and say hello to breezy, effortless dresses.

Besides being so easy to wear, dresses have the unique ability to mask problem areas and flatter your silhouette. Whether you want to add curves to a boyish shape or cinch a thick waist, we’ve found a dress style that will flatter you.


If you have a body built like a Coke bottle—full breasts, shapely hips, curvy butt and tiny waist—don’t be afraid to show it off. Fitted dresses that tastefully skim your curves rather than cling are the most flattering. Wrap dresses look especially sexy on you.

Thick Waist

Don’t have a tiny waist? Create one. A-line and empire dresses with cinched waists compliment thick midsections. The cinching will create an hourglass figure and the silhouette will camouflage your tummy.

Top Heavy

If your bra-cups runneth over, avoid too much detail on the neckline like ruffles or embroidery that add volume. Look for dresses that have a defined waist and full-skirted bottom that will even you out. Also, trendy draped dresses that are cut diagonally will be your best friend. They skim your bust, nip in at the waist, hug the hips and fall loosely over the thighs and calves.

Boyish Figure

If you have a boyish shape, spice up your femininity with volume. Dresses with ruffles and flouncy skirts will fill you out on the top and bottom. Voluminous cuts look amazing on your figure. Stripes are also great to help create the illusions of curves.


Dressing is all about finding the right proportions for your figure. If you’re bottom heavy, look for dresses with details on the shoulder, ruffles or embellishments. Stay away from flouncy skirts, bottom ruffles and dresses with volume.


What dress styles do you find are best for your shape? In need of more style advice? Write us in the comment section.

-Krystal Franklin


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