Tuesday, 3 September 2013

How to Find Dresses with Sleeves that Flatter a Curvy Girl

Dresses with sleeves are now blooming in the stores both online and off, and although there’s a huge choice of sleeveless dresses, if you’re anything like me you want  sleeves throughout the autumn and winter months and also dresses that flatter everywhere, so not your body-con knit version that won’t do anything for a few extra curves.

Michael Michael Kors Red Jersey DressLK Bennett DressDay Birger et Mikkelsen Jersey DressLK Bennett Floral Print Jersey Dress

Every mainstream designer is now producing their version of the wrap dress, but I find that many of these have skirts that are too full and so add width to the hem I’m not looking for.  I love dresses that are slim and sleek, that have a bit of ruching at the front, preferably a v neck as it tends to be more flattering, and…….yes……..sleeves.

Michael Michael Kors Knot Effect Jersey DressDiane von Furstenberg Wrap DressPhase Eight Ruched Wrap Dress.Avoca Anthology Wrap Dress with Ruched Side
Kala Floral Print Jersey DressMichael Michael Kors Wrap Effect DressPhase Eight Feather Print Wrap DressDiane von Furstenberg Jersey Dress

Stay away from too much fabric, full skirts, frumpy prints and make sure that you get the length right on your dress.  It’s worth every moment (or penny) getting a dress shortened if you want to look sexy rather than frumpy.

Oasis Rose Floral DressAnna Purple Jersey DressRosebud Print Wrap DressKala Deep Red Jersey Dress
These are all from the new collections – most are wrap or fixed wrap which again is very flattering.  All my kind of dress.  Have I?  No not yet……………