Dresses will always be one of my favorite types of clothing. They’re flirty and fun, instantly elevates your outfit and are oh so comfy! Dresses are a piece of clothing that can be flattering on every body type, but the key is finding the right shape. As a curvy girl, I’ve learned over the years what type of dresses will look stunning on my body shape, and what to avoid. (As much as I love the look of a bodycon dress with a leather jacket, they will ALWAYS hug me too tightly).
My favorite shape of dress is the A-line dress. They hug you tighter on the chest and usually taper off into a flare around your waist, covering your larger bottom portions while still creating a sleek silhouette. Wear them alone, or pair them with a crop jacket (like jean or leather) and a cute pair of heels.
Sometimes I consider maxi-dresses as socially acceptable ways to wear blankets in public. They are just so comfortable! When you’ve got curves, the only thing to look for in maxi-dresses is the size. You don’t want them to squeeze you too tightly and looser is always better in this dress type. My favorites are ones that are flowy and/or have a fun pattern or color to make it a perfect statement piece.
Off The Shoulder Shift Dress
When shift dresses started popping up a few seasons ago, I instantly pounced and bought one. Because they basically lack any shape, It thought they would be the perfect dress for someone with curves – basically just covering everything up in one, loose fitting go. But I was sadly proven wrong – the utter lack of shape actually made me look very boxy and heavier than I am. Not something to aim for. I later discovered that shift dresses with more shape, like off-the-shoulder ones, lend to a much better look. This helps add shape and lines for the eye to follow.