Every girl loves a dress. There is just something so unashamedly feminine and pretty about wearing a dress. For weddings, special occasions and just for feeling great on a drab Monday there is something about pulling a really fabulous dress that makes us all feel great! The problem is that it can be a tricky style to wear particularly if you are a curvy girl. The problem with moving away from separates is that when you carry weight in a particular area it can be hard to find a dress that fits well all over. Fear not, there is a dress for everyone whatever their body shape and size. We’ve looked at the best dresses and the best ways to dress to look thinner.
Check out the 5 best dress styles to look thinner!
The little black dress is a classic for a reason. Finding that perfect black dress to make you look thinner, feel gorgeous and up your confidence is a fashion goal for any woman. Black is a minimising colour, that means it makes things look smaller than they actually are (Hurrah!), combine this optical trick with a dress with great structure and you have found a winner. Look for materials that hold their shape, are form skimming but not form squeezing and stay away from baggy or oversized dresses.
We are big fans of a good wrap dress and think they should form a wardrobe basic for any woman.This dress style, worn well is a great dress to make you look thinner. The beauty of a good wrap dress especially one with a fuller skirt is they adjust to flatter your body. They also draw you in at the waist to create a flattering hour glass shape. Look for styles with verticalpatterns for an extra boost of super slimming style.
Focus on the Waist
For most body shapes creating drama and focus around the waist is the perfect way to emphasise the slimmest part of your body or create the illusion of the classic nipped in waist that is the ultimate feminine silhouette. So look out for dresses with great belts, waist focused embellishments or middle hugging styles.
Colour Block Skinny
Colour Block dresses can be a girl’s best friend when creating a skinny outline. The key here is using blocks of colour to create an optical illusion and give the eye a longer, slimmer shape. The best way to achieve this is to plump for a pop of brighter colours on the central panel of the dress and darker colours on the outside. This works really well on covered midi styles as this provides a wider area to rock this slimming illusion!
Vintage Pin Up
The ladies of the 50’s and 40’s knew how to dress for extra oomph and you can replicate this vintage gorgeousness with a belted A line or shirt dress with full skirt. This creates volume around the lower half emphasising a smaller frame up top whilst showing off the slimmest part of your legs.
Choose a couple of our favourite slimming dress styles to add some skinny credentials to your wardrobe. The perfect dress to look thinner is out there! Don’t be surprised if friends start asking ‘have you lost weight?’ without a single sit up on your part!