Friday, 6 March 2015

12 Sexy Super-Slimming Dresses for Curvy Girls

If you’re curvy (any size) and looking for a new dress, there are some aspects that will make a dress super-slimming.  And here are 12 super slimming dresses that will flatter just about any size.

Firstly look for a dress without a defined or seamed waistband.  Forget the waistband detail, the peplum and avoid fit and flare dresses, they will almost always make you look wider and shorter.  Fixed wrap dresses are more flattering than tie wrap.  V necks will be the most flattering and lengthening.

Phase Eight Butterfly Print DressMichael Michael Kors Wrap Effect Stretch Jersey DressDiane von Furstenberg Stretch Bevina DressPrinted Jersey Fixed Wrap Dress
Then make sure your dress has stretch in it.  We’ve become so used to elastane and lycra that most of us have forgotten the day of the unforgiving stretchless dress.  But there are still some around.  So look for a small amount of stretch to make sure that your dress hugs and still smooths rather than restricts.

Diane von Furstenberg Stretch Ponte DressEpisode Leo Print Wrap DressGina Bacconi Amethyst Jersey DressBlossom Print Stretch Wrap Front Dress
Dresses that are super-slimming need to be one colour or print from top to bottom, so avoid colour blocking where there is contrast in skirt or top and look for all over prints.
Coast Floral Print DressJoules Jersey Fixed Wrap DressFrench Connection Red Leopard Print Jersey Fixed Wrap DressLace Print Dress
Look for a small amount of ruching or draping.  A dress that is tight and very ruched will not flatter but a small amount of help is good, particularly over your middle.

Avoid shiny fabric.  Cheap lace and satin with a sheen will emphasise the bits you don’t want emphasised.  ‘Dry’ fabrics such as high quality jersey and lace are completely different and will work in your favour.

If you want a body-con style don’t buy a dress that is too tight.  And a lining, even if it is front only, can make a dress look so much smoother and more slimming.