How to Find a Flattering Dress

Every woman should have at least one dress in her closet that helps her feel confident and beautiful. A flattering dress can help you look and feel your best. For tips on how to find flattering dresses, continue on:

A flattering dress doesn’t necessarily have to be a tight dress. Dresses that flatter your shape can come in any color, cut, silhouette, or style.

Ellowyn Black Dress

Before you start shopping for dresses, think about what parts of your body you want to show off. If you want to draw the eye down, go for the inverted triangle shape. A pleated maxi dress with a deep v-neck adds volume where you want it. It also helps your legs look long.

If you are more interested in drawing the eyes up, pick the triangle shape. Dresses that accentuate your upper half can help you feel more confident. Pick dresses with unique necklines or bold shoulders to achieve this look.

For those who want a dress that accentuates the waistline, consider the rectangle shape. This shape adds volume to the top and bottom, while using a belt or waistband to synch in the waist. A dress with puff sleeves, a ruffle skirt and a belted waist can help you achieve the waistline you want.

Want to look taller? An oval dress can help elongate your frame. A dress that hits at the mid-calf and has a high waistline will help your legs look longer. If this dress also has an unstructured shape, it can draw attention to your shoulders and face as well.

If you do decide you want to wear a fitted dress, it’s key to keep your curves in proportion. Pick a dress that emphasizes your waistline, while also balancing out your bust and hips. If you have a fuller chest, pick a dress with a ruched skirt to draw attention to the hips. On the other hand, if you have fuller hips, pick a dress with embellishments or a unique neck-line to draw attention to the chest.

Find your new go-to dress at Scout & Molly’s Boutique Shops at Legacy. We are located at 7201 Bishop Road, Suite E12, in Plano.

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