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Best cocktail dresses for wedge body shapes

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Perfect party dresses

The wedge (also called inverted triangle or strawberry) body shape features broad shoulders and a big chest in relation to the hips. With the right clothes, you can balance out your wedge shape and soften your look.

Perfect party dresses

Cocktail dresses for wedges

"Strapless dresses (with an A-line skirt) show off arms and even out proportions," explains celebrity fashion stylist and TV personality Dawn Del Russo. Avoid off-the-shoulder dresses, halter dresses and fitted skirts, which will all broaden your top half.

A cocktail dress that is fitted through the bodice and has a flared skirt is a perfect choice. One-shoulder dresses, which are very popular right now, can also help balance out your figure. It probably goes without saying, but you should avoid puffy sleeves as well.

Celebrity wedges

Audrina Patridge, Charlize Theron, Renee Zellweger, Jessica Simpson and Angelina Jolie are just some of the celebrities with wedge body shapes.Perfect party dresses

What to wear

  1. Alyce Designs Strapless Cocktail Dress ($190)
  2. Donna Morgan Belted Chiffon Dress ($158)
  3. Jump Apparel by Wendy Chaitin One Shoulder Mesh Rosette Dress ($88)
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