Selena Gomez stops for Sushi rocking a burgundy polka dot dress
Relatively short at 5’5″ and also very thin, Selena’s body type is perfect for figure-hugging dresses with plunging necklines. Note how she elongates her legs with sky-high, neutral-colored heels — brilliant!
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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez out and about, New York, USA – 26 Sep 2017
Jennifer Lopez prefers to put her toned curves on full display in skin-tight shift dresses. If you’re proud of your curves, the best way to highlight them is in a dress like J.Lo’s. The goal is to minimize your midsection by highlighting your shoulders and legs.
Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner out and about, New York, USA – 01 Aug 2017
Kendall Jenner gives the illusion of having more curves in a frilly, tiered frock. If you’re super tall and lean like the model, show off your thin shoulders in an off-the-shoulder dress while giving yourself an hourglass shape with a flared, busy skirt.
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Michael Kors show, Runway, Spring Summer 2018, New York Fashion Week, USA – 13 Sep 2017
Fiercely curvy Ashley Graham rocked a wrap dress on the runway earlier this month, and looked gorgeous while doing it! There’s a reason volumptious ladies gravitate towards the ever-flattering style. While the v-neck makes your bust look amazing, the wrap detail highlights the sexy curve between your waist and hips.
The Rachel Zoe Collection, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 05 Sep 2017
If you’re a banana shape — aka someone who’s not very curvy with hips are around the same size as your waist — take a cue from Chrissy Teigen and embrace the side-cutout dress. This type of ensemble works to make you look curvier than you are IRL. The secret? The inward-pointing lines whittle your waist, making it look smaller in proportion to your bust and hips!
Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Launch, Paris, France – 21 Sep 2017
Apple shapes tend to have lean legs while carrying most of their weight in their mid-section. If this is you, try a swing or empire dress, which will flow over your middle, thus creating a flattering effect. Here, Rihanna’s legs look stellar while her billowing dress makes her neck and shoulders appear even tinier than they already are. But notice how we can’t even see any part of her torso? Genius!
Demi Lovato London, UK – 26 Sep 2017
Another curve-embracing star is Demi Lovato. If you love your butt and bust, flaunt them in a tight high-low dress with a cleavage cutout. Demi, who’s only 5’3″, looks way taller than she is thanks to this asymmetrical hemline that’s nearly floor-length in the back and above-the-knees in the front. Talk about a great style hack!
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini show, Runway, Spring Summer 2018, Milan Fashion Week, Italy – 23 Sep 2017
Taylor Hill shows us the perfect way to wear a dress if you’ve got that covetable hourglass shape. To show off your tiny waist, highlight your midsection with a belted dress — extra points if it’s flowy at the bottom like this one.
Harper’s Bazaar Icons, New York Fashion Week, USA – 08 Sep 2017
Giving the illusion of curves, Paris Jackson owned this floral tiered dress on Sept. 8. If you’re relatively straight up and down and have more of an athletic figure, rouching and ruffles play up the curves you DO have. A cinched mid-section (or in Paris’ case, a side cutout) is also ideal for giving the illusion of a more feminine shape.
‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ TV show, New York, USA – 19 Sep 2017
For those with flatter chests, try a dress with a sexy sweetheart neckline. Here, Emma Stone looks stunning in a frock with a bustier-style top. Because it’s so structured — and mimicks lingerie — it gives the appearance of a fuller bust.
‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’, New York, USA – 05 Jan 2017
At only 5’0″, Hayden Panettiere knows what all short girls should know — mini dresses are your friend! Take advantage of your fun-sized height and show off your legs with short hemlines and high heels. This dress in particular is perfect for fall because the long sleeves balance out the shortness of the skirt.
Rebecca Minkoff presentation with Fiji Water, Fall 2017 Collection, New York Fashion Week, USA – 09 Sep 2017
Victoria Justice looks amazing in this A-line/fit-and-flare dress. Universally flattering, this style looks amazing on virtually every body type as it accentuates the waist while disguising fuller thighs and drawing attention away from potential problem areas.