Best Dresses for All Body Types

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(KTVI) - A dress is a wonder piece for the wardrobe. It's an all-in-one outfit. East to pack, easy to wear and more flattering to a woman's body.

Mary Clarke from Mother Model Management talks about picking the best dress for your body type.

  • If you're small-chested: Choose a ruffled or tiered neckline. The extra fabric will add a cup size.
  • If you're athletic or boyish: Look for Asymmetrical cuts or ruched details, which instantly create curves.
  • If you're apple-shaped: Opt for a dress with a loose torso and an eye-catching skirt. It'll hide your tummy while highlighting a slimmer lower half.
  • If you're pear shaped: Find a V-neck top and pair it will a full skirted bottom. The V shape draws the eye to your natural waist instead of wider hips.
  • If you're busty: Choose a neckline that offers coverage and bra-wearing capability but isn't too low or too high.
  • If you're top-heavy: Find wider, bigger shapes and prints on the bottom to bring attention to the bottom half.
  • If you're petite: Pick a solid, body-skimming dress. One color gives smaller figures a columnar, elongated appearance.

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