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Updated: June 4, 2012 2:21 PM
The Best Dress for your Body

This summer find the best dress for your body type with our summer ready styles that flatter and flaunt, whatever your size and shape



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If You Need to Hide a Tummy
Fabulous for "I-feel-fat" days, this breezy body skimmer ($138, Muse Apparel) helps hide a protruding pooch. The drawstring detail suits any size of stomach, and the cinching creates a waist for anyone with an apple shape. Bonus: The refreshing orangeade shade proves that dressing slim doesn't have to mean defaulting to black.

LOOK-SENSATIONAL SECRETS
Beware of wide belts in high-contrast colours — they visually chop you in half, showcasing your stomach in the worst way. Smarter: a thin belt in a hue similar to that of your dress.

Choose dresses with ornamentation on top (like the flap pockets here) to de-emphasize your middle.

Accessorize with statement scarves or necklaces to direct focus to the face.

Necklace, $59, Chico's; chicos.com. Dress, $138, Muse Apparel; museapparel.com.

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Jun 6, 2012 10:20AM
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Please use REAL women, not stick thin models who don't have a round belly, or "hippy" or have "thick arms".

 

This is why people have issues!!!!

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