Summer wouldn’t be complete without those lovely bright-colored and lively-printed dresses that make this warm season more fun fashion-wise. Some curvy women, however, find it a challenge to slip into summer dresses, especially when fashion magazines showcase those that would fit a size zero. If you belong to those fabulously curvy types, fret not. You can actually still wear a summer dress that’s perfect for you. The secret to doing that is just to find the right types of dresses that would complement and flatter your figure. Go over the list below, do some online shopping, and then start strutting in stylish summer dresses this season.
Empire Waist Dress
Empire waist dresses bring balance to your bottom portion and emphasize your shoulders and chest. If you’re not pregnant, however, don’t choose those babydoll styles as they tend to make your tummy look bigger. Try this beautiful empire waist maxi dress in olive shade from Wyatt.
Wyatt Olive Twill Strapless Hi-Low Maxi Dress, $125.00 (Sold Out)
A cinching at the waist provides definition that would be great for curvy women. When choosing summer dresses, look for styles that have details in the waist like ruchings or sash. A belt would be fantastic as well as it would define your middle, create an hourglass shape, and bring attention to a slim waist. Stay away from shirred silhouettes if you have an ample bottom as these styles make you look bigger. Try this sexy belted number from MICHAEL Michael Kors.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Safari Green Chevron Printed Linen Strapless Dress, $139.00 (Sold Out)
As its name implies, a wrap dress wraps your figure, yet does so in a flattering way. Its v-neckline shows to advantage that lovely chest, its waist tie defines the middle, and its flowing skirt glides over the hips in an attractive way. When choosing wrap dresses, go for the ones with dark backgrounds as they are more slimming. Try this wrap dress from BCBGMAXAZRIA.
BCBGMAXAZRIA Dark Ink Printed Jersey Faux Wrap Dress, $119.00 (Sold Out)
Contrary to the widely-held belief that stripes make you look bigger, there are actually stripes that do not do that. Wide-spaced stripes do not create that bigger image as opposed to narrow stripes that do. Choose stripes in dark and bold colors as well, like black and red since they provide that svelte look. Try this tribal print dress from Diane Von Furstenberg.
Diane Von Furstenberg Black Tribal Print Silk Strapless Dress, $325.00 (Sold Out)