4 Styles of Dresses That Are Forever Flattering

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Lots of dress trends come and go but the shapes remain the same. Your work is to identify the basic silhouettes that complement your figure. These four styles – shirt, fit and flare, wrap, and sheath – are proven to be the most flattering classic dresses that are friendly to most body shapes.

Shirt Dresses

Classic dress style giving you fluid, body-skimming fit.

forever flattering shirt dresses
Abstract Shirtdress, Turquoise Shirtdress, Zebra Print Shirtdress

Inspired by the silhouette of a man´s button-front shirt, a shirtdress can be collared or not and is often belted.

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It softly follows the curves of a curvy figure. If you´re short, it accentuates your petite frame without overwhelming it. It´s also perfect for boyish figures, as well as girls with full or small busts.

Fit & Flare Dresses

Flatter your curves in a perfectly sculpted yet feminine silhouette.

forever flattering fit and flare dresses
Ponte Pleated, Monogram Diamond, Piped Tweed

Fitted at the torso and full at the skirt, a fit and flare dress is probably the most figure-friendly silhouette that complements most body type. It´s also been trending for how many seasons now, literally, and isn´t going anywhere anytime soon.

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But if you have a rearview that you´re proud and confident of, you better try the season´s new fit and flare, trumpet silhouettes.

Wrap Dresses

Giving you a flexible shape that drapes like a dream.

forever flattering wrap dresses
Gemma Wrap Dress, Faux-Wrap Dress, Geo-Print Wrap

Taking a cue from the traditional Japanese kimono, the wrap dress crisscrosses the front of the body and ties at the waist. It´s a fitted style that flatters many shape.

This shape looks best on curvy, full bust, or short women. It also complements a boyish frame.

Sheath Dresses

Play it straight and polished with sleek lines that elongate.

forever flattering sheath dresses
Colorblock Tweed Sheath, Three-Quarter Sleeve, Framed Turquoise Tweed

This is a clean-cut, often sleeveless dress, similar to a shift dress but fitting closely to the body. It is nipped at the waist with knee-length hemlines.

Unless you have a tummy, this silhouette flatters any body type. But if you have a short torso and long legs, you better opt for a straight sheath dress.

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Now over to you, girls. Which of these ever gorgeous classic dresses flatter your figure the most?

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