The Best Pleated Dress for Your Shape
Look for: Bias pleats across the torso, an Empire waist with crystal pleats, or an accordion A-line shift—all of which minimize midsection bumps. Also, “they help draw the eye to other assets, like strong arms or sexy legs,” says Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant.
Avoid: Pleats that begin at the fullest part of the midsection, because they highlight the stomach.
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