The Best Pleated Dress for Your Shape
Look for: A defined-waist style with pleats running over the bust and hip areas to create the illusion of curviness. “Dresses with layers of pleated fabric also add dimension to a straight body,” says Del Russo.
Avoid: Plain bodices with an inverted- or box-pleat skirt, which can make this figure look squarish, says designer Eva Franco.
Karen Millen dress.