Whether you're looking to make out under the mistletoe or just want to look your best as you bring in the holiday cheer, here are some beautiful and affordable dresses that make the most of your figure in a festive way!
Hide Your Hips
If your hips tend to bulge, change the cut to an a-line dress that hides your hips while accentuating the rest of your curves. Throw in an empire waist for maximum slimming, like this Soprano Plus Size Dress, Long Sleeve A-Line Empire
Minimize Your Bust
For those of you blessed in the chest, there are ways to dial the attention down. Minimize your bust with a drape neck that covers beautifully, like this Alex & Ava Drape Neck Jersey Dress
Show Off Your Arms
Uncertain of your assets? When in doubt, show off your arms. This David Meister Jeweled Satin Cocktail Dress
($312) boasts a detailed bodice and cap sleeves – the perfect dress for an upper body focus.
Hide Back Fat
Some dresses are cut too tight, highlighting back fat. Hide this problem with a simple cape dress, like this MCQ BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Jersey Cape Dress
($304), which slips on easily and provides an elegant flow.
Lengthen Your Neck
Lengthening your neck means lengthening your figure for a leaner look. Try a deep v-neck dress like this Ella Moss Shayna Striped Jersey Dress
Maximize Your Curves
Don't hide curves – highlight them! Use a wrap dress like this Anthropologie Corliss Dress
($168) for a feminine, throwback style that accentuates a fuller figure or a leaner hourglass.
Shave Off 10lbs
Lose 10 pounds the easy way, by simply creating an optical illusion. Dresses with black panels on the side create a visual effect that's slimming, like this David Meister Lace-Side Belted Dress
($355). The panels and belted waist slim your figure while maintaining a sophisticated style.
Embellish Your Bust
Instead of lowering your neckline and showing skin, why not add something different? Add a bow to your bust, like this Gosh You're Swell Dress
($190). This fitted dress features a dramatic rose with sparkling silver thread running through green stripes.
Hide Thick Arms
Sheer sleeves make it so you don't know where wobbly arms begin or end. Try this Rise Jewel Shoulder And Cuff Embellished Dress
($81.81) that hides your arms while keeping the attention on your legs.
Accentuate Your Tiny Waist
Flaunt this classic, feminine feature by drawing attention to your waistline. This Milly Dani Ruffled Bow-Waist Dress
($450) features ruffles framing the front and a bow tying at the waist. A flattering cut for smaller frames.
Draw Attention to Your Beautiful Face
Sometimes a simpler design focuses attention on your gorgeous face. Try a turtleneck cut for a more understated, intimate look at the real you, like this Karen Kane Turtleneck Dress
Minimize Your Belly
Change the perception of your belly size by combining styles. A wide belt cinches your waist while slimming your frame. Match with a unique print and the illusion is complete, like this Tracy Reese Printed Dress with Belt
Draw Attention to Your Décolleté
There is nothing more sensual than a women's décolleté. Go strapless and indulge in this undeniably feminine (and flattering!) design. Try this Tibi Beaded Jersey Long Strapless Dress
($462) for a dramatic look and comfortable, jersey feel.
Show Off Your Legs
If you've got them, flaunt them! Go with a flirty feel, like this French Connection Fast Shelby Stripe Dress
($228). With slimming black on the upper body and sexy red at the bottom, this will leave all in awe of your stems!
Show Pride in Your Pregnancy
Show off that baby bump in true style with this Isabella Oliver Sequin Tunic Dress Sequined maternity dress
($299.25). This gorgeous, sequin dress features a satin tie for a finishing cinch. Look fabulous while showing your pregnancy pride!
For those of you who are vertically challenged, try vertical stripes to create the illusion of length. Check out this Roland Mouret R&M Richards Dress and Jacket, Sleeveless Glitter Striped Evening Gown
($129) for a fabulous, glittered touch.
Got any tips and tricks of your own to look your best? Share in the comments section below!
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