Finding a dress comes easy. However, finding a dress that is sexy, pretty, feminine, or edgy while also being flattering can present certain challenges. Whether you're looking for a trendy-fashion-forward design or a classic silhouette, it's important to seek out styles that are meant to complement rather than obscure the female shape. Don't know where to start? How about here, by checking out the top 10 most flattering dresses on all body types.
The Faux Wrap
One of fashion's biggest myths? That all prints result in an unflattering silhouette. Prints and patterns can not only be flattering, but certain designs can even minimize problem areas. Take this multi-colored floral design on this Three Dots dress, a colorful digital print that uses different contrasting shades like purple, turquoise, and red to complement rather than highlight a curvy body . Additionally, the faux wrap-draping helps create a feminine silhouette, a great trick for curvier figures. Did I mention how fresh and young this digital print looks?
The Shoulder Reveal
Looking for a way to minimize a certain body part? Easy, just pick an outfit that highlights another part of your body that you want to showcase. Tibi's two-tone dress features sexy cut-outs that highlight the shoulders, a universally flattering body part. The two-tone colorblock is clean and minimal, a modern combination that is both fashion-forward and elegant. Pair this frock with silver-toned jewelry for edgy appeal.
Take a cue from one of the most iconic fashion figures, Jackie O, and add a form-fitting dress to your wardrobe. Unlike shapeless styles, structured dresses like this one from Black Halo will complement, rather than obscure, your figure. The cowl-neck feature reveals and highlights the clavicle, another body part that is universally flatttering. Seamed detailing at the waist combined with a buckled leather belt, further favors the female form. Wear this classic dress with pewter caged sandals for a more modern edge.
Take advantage of one of the biggest fashion trends this year, the peplum, to accentuate your figure by whittling down your waist and highlighting your hips. DKNY's black lace dress is the perfect way to try out this style as it features a mini-pep that won't distract or overwhelm your frame. The lace design is feminine and edgy, and versatile enough to wear at either a formal or casual occasion. Add a studded belt right above your mini-pep to further whittle down your middle.
Whether you want to show off your summer tan or SPF pallor, choose a bright color to liven up your ensemble. Topshop's coral crepe dress feels summery and young. The draping and cut of the dress give off a sophisticated vibe while the bright hue adds a twist of fun. Additionally, the draped silhouette on this dress flatters all body types, creating an alluring and womanly shape. Pair this dress with red suede pumps for a fashion-forward contrast.
Upgrade your chambray with this sweet frock from ModCloth. Its well-crafted A-line cut, dapper ruffles, and matching bow sash make for a delightful piece that feels vintage while accentuating the female shape. Adorn this fetching frock with patent leather pumps and netted stockings for a full on retro look.
The Rocker Dress
Channel your inner rocker in this strapped dolman dress from NastyGal. Cinch the draped jersey fabric with an animal print belt to create a waist and add femininity to this loose frock. The slashed arm sleeves draw attention to the front of your arms while the stretch panel at waist focus on the smallest part of your midsection. Give it a rock star finish by adding platform sandals and chunky silver jewelry.
The Vacation Dress
Work delicate ruffles vertically to elongate your frame while distracting from your midsection. Milly's Madeira dress features such ruffles which descend from the neckline down one side of the boldly patterned chiffon. A skinny built-in tie nips the waist to further create an hourglass shape. Additionally, the bold turquoise print is a fail-proof pattern, guaranteed to look good on almost everyone.
The Miracle Dress
Cut a sleek silhouette in this DVF solid blue dress, complete with a full length two way zipper. Inside-out darts at the bodice create the illusion of a smaller waist and a smoother figure. Because of its classic silhouette, you will find yourself pulling out this desk-to-dinner stunner more frequently than not. The bright blue hue is also a perfect summer color and will liven up any ensemble.
The Vintage Frock
One of the most complimentary dress silhouettes are fit and flared, incorporating a body-skimming bodice and full skirt. These full-formed frocks create the perfect hourglass, a shape that favors every type of figure. Eva Franco's Change of Greenery dress not only features a fit and flared shape, it also boasts a wide belt that further enhances the smallest part of your midsection, the waist. In addition to its flattering shape, this gorgeous dress features a beautiful garden print filled with pink blossoms and green vines. Part retro, this ladylike dress will have you looking and feeling as gorgeous as its print. Pair with metallic sandals to add a modern edge.