4 Slimming Dress Styles to Flatter Your Figure

The ideal dress will enhance your assets and complement your figure. Unflattering styles often add on pounds, making you look bigger or heavier than you actually are. To avoid this typical fashion faux pas, it’s important to choose the right dress styles that will flatter your figure.

If you want to appear sexier and thinner, here are four slimming dress styles to flatter your figure.


Midi dresses are not just right on trend for the season, they also disguise wide hips. Choose mid-length frocks that feature A-line or flouncier skirt silhouettes to minimize a boxy frame.

Yumi Kim Pretty Woman DressYumi Kim Pretty Woman Dress, $248 at Shopbop

Keepsake Laika Midi DressKeepsake Laika Midi Dress, $122.50 (before: $175) at Shopbop

Vertical Stripes

Dresses with vertical stripe patterns will instantly make you look slimmer and taller. This chic pattern draws the eyes vertically, creating the illusion of an elongated figure.

Faithfull the Brand Mustang Midi DressFaithfull the Brand Mustang Midi Dress, $155 at Shopbop

Rails Julian DressRails Julian Dress, $168 at Shopbop

Bell Sleeves

The best way to conceal arms? Bell sleeves. This trendy detail is flattering on most figures and also adds a feminine touch to your look.

WAYF Sutton Shift DressWAYF Sutton Shift Dress, $43.20 (before: $72) at Shopbop

Milly Bell Sleeve DressMilly Bell Sleeve Dress, $297.50 (before: $425) at Shopbop

Belted Dress

Cinched waists and belted dresses will highlight your small waist and also create a nice hourglass figure. Aside from belted dresses, wrap dresses also do the trick nicely.

Keepsake New Bloom DressKeepsake New Bloom Dress, $175 at Shopbop

Intropia Long Sleeved Belted DressIntropia Long Sleeved Belted Dress, $251 at Shopbop

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