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Dresses for My Body Type

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Dresses for Heavy and Apple-Shape Girls
Dresses for My Body Type

Delicate sleeves, a loose skirt and forgiving fabric are great for heavier gals.

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  • Try empire waists that define your bust and flow over the rest of your body
  • Try form-fitting drop waists with flowy skirts
  • Look for forgiving fabrics like mesh, chiffon and loose satin
  • Delicate sleeves create balance
If you’re a heavyset gal, look for a dress that hugs your top and flows out over your butt and hips. How much of a form-fitting bodice you want is up to you. Empire waists hug only your chest, while drop waists will cinch all the way to your belly button before flaring out. If your mid section needs a little slimming, throw on a body-shaper (these are the best kept secret on the red carpet).

A dress with delicate sleeves or shoulder detailing will balance out your flowy skirt and draw attention to your face by choosing.

If you want a shorter skirt but need to hide your thighs, go for knee-length or tea-length hems.

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