How to Choose a Sundress That Flatters Your Figure

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Choose a Sundress That Flatters Your Figure
Choose a Sundress That Flatters Your Figure

How to Choose a Sundress That Flatters Your Figure. The sundress is a fun and versatile summer piece. You can play it up with heels and accessories, or keep it simple with flat sandals. Choosing a silhouette that flatters your figure will let you step out with confidence.

Things You'll Need

  • Handbags
  • Sun Hats
  • Sundresses
  • Women's Sandals

Show off well-toned legs with a side slit or two in a column tank dress. Conceal heavier legs under a long dress with a flowing skirt.

Hide heavier hips under an A-line dress, or opt for a knee-length number that has a little flare around the edges.

Create the illusion of a larger bust with an empire-waist dress. You can also downplay a small chest by wearing a ruffled or gathered bodice.

Play up your well-toned shoulders and upper back with a halter sundress. An open collar or V-neckline will help minimize a well-endowed chest.

Choose a slip dress with darts positioned near the waist to give the illusion of curves. This works well for those with a thicker waist or gals with a boyish, not-so-curvy figure.

Go strapless or choose delicate spaghetti straps to reveal a long neck and sexy décolletage. Camouflage heavy upper arms by draping them in a delicate chiffon scarf.

Consider a minidress if you're petite. The shorter skirt length will create the illusion of longer legs.

Tips & Warnings

  • Although summer is the perfect time to experiment with a splash of color, a monochromatic dark dress will slim any figure.
  • Silk may be a lightweight fabric, but it's also an insulator. Choose cotton, linen or lightweight synthetics for the hottest summer days.
  • Choose the right bra to avoid strap slippage and the bulkiness of seamed or lace-trimmed cups.

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