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Real Simple Best Shirtdresses for your figure

 


Fashion Fit Lab

Find the Right Shirtdress for Your Figure

 

 

If You Have Full Hips

Look for: A defined waist, which nips you in at the middle, and a roomy A-line silhouette that offers a forgiving fit below. “A-line dresses in a woven cotton or a not-too-flimsy synthetic blend mask the lower body,” says Alexandra Greenawalt, a New York City–based stylist. Another trick: Opt for styles with buttons that stop at the waist to prevent pulling across the hips. Also, choosing a defined waist nips you in at the middle. Knee-length hems are the most slimming.

Avoid: Below-the-belt pockets, which add bulk.

To buy: Tory Burch cotton-poplin dress with cotton lining, $350, bloomingdales.com.

 

 

If You Have a Straight Figure

Look for: Prints or three-dimensional details—ruffles, pleats, breast pockets—to add oomph to a boyish frame. “Cinched styles are especially great if the skirt area has some fullness to create curves,” says Greenawalt.

Avoid: Unaccentuated waists that make you look shapeless, says Staples. Plain and solid-colored silhouettes will also create the same effect.

To buy: Kate Spade New York cotton-linen dress, $325, katespade.com (available May 1).