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The Best Dress Styles for Curvy Women

Dressing up a curvy figure can be pretty tricky but if you do it right, you can be the belle of the ball. Take inspiration from Dita von Teese, Jennifer Hudson and Christina Hendricks – three curvy ladies who are experts in dressing up their shapely figures. Here are some ideas:

1) Wrap Dresses

Wrap dresses may just be God’s gift to us women. They look great on all figures but are most flattering on women with curves. The tie-waist look on these frocks cinches the waist and draping also gives a sultry vibe to the hourglass figure.

Curvy Wrap DressesLeft: ISSA V-Neck Front Wrap Dress, $650; Right: Diane von Furstenberg Julian Mini Wrap Dress, $285

2) Shirtdresses

Who doesn’t love a comfy shirtdress? These are great options for casual days because they are stylish and cozy at the same time. Add a contrasting belt if you want to define your waist and remember to be wary of the prints. Bolder prints have a tendency to add bulkiness.

Curvy ShirtdressesLeft: Osklen Vichy Wrinkle Shirtdress, $269; Right: Hatch The Pocket Shirtdress, $248

3) Flared Dresses

Dresses with full skirts or flared hems also do great in accentuating an hourlass figure. Fit and flare frocks are also super trendy right now! They highlight the daintiness of the waist and conceal fuller hips.

Curvy Flared DressesLeft: Timo Weiland Inez Dress, $495; Right: Free People Foil Ombre Lace Fit N Flare Dress, $98

4) Contoured Dresses

If you shy away from those body-con dresses that are too fitted, opt for ones that are a little more loose-fitting but still have some contouring. Vertical lines like stripes do not just add height, they also create a slimmer illusion. Additionally, look for paneling details that provide a contoured, slimming effect to your waist and hips.

Curvy Contoured DressesLeft: Madewell Kasia Stacked Sequin Dress, $298 Right: Milly Space Dye Stretch Flare Dress, $376

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