Flattering Little Black Dresses for Every Shape
Dress to Play Up Your Waist
Look for: Belts, bows, seaming, or gathers, all of which make the middle the focal point. “Full, 1950s-style silhouettes are back in
fashion and do a great job of flaunting a svelte waist while hiding the hips,” says Adam Yankauskas, the creative director
of Maggy London. The dress shown here marries timeless romance with an utterly flattering silhouette.
Avoid: Empire cuts, shapeless shifts, and drop-waist dresses, which skim over the midsection entirely.
To buy: Tracy Reese lace dress, $398, Olive & Bette’s, 212-712-0473.
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