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Flattering dress styles for moms

Flatter yourself!

If you are looking to add a new dress to your wardrobe, be sure to choose the best style for your body type! Here are some tips on how to pick the best clothing for you.

Flatter yourself!

Pear shaped

If you have full hips and thighs and a smaller upper body, look for a dress that has an A-line skirt but isn't too full. Be sure to choose a dress that's knee length or below.

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Thick waist

If you are thick around the middle, draw the attention away from your waist by wearing an empire or drop waist dress. Also avoid belts.

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Heavy arms

Look for dresses with billowy sleeves, either 3/4 or full length. Don't wear anything sleeveless obviously and no cap sleeves, which may actually make your arms look even bigger.

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Small bust

Choose dresses with embellished necklines and in bold prints. Avoid anything with a deep plunging neckline. Add a long necklace or a pendant to add a little more up top.

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Big bust

Dresses with a V-neck are attractive on women with big busts. Also select fabrics that are not too clingy. Choose an A-line skirt that hits at your knees or below to draw the attention downward.

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Plus-size

Don't try to cover up with a baggy dress - it will only make you look bigger. Choose fabrics that skim the body, but don't cling or pull.

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Thin body types

Dresses in knits or wool are great for fall for thin women. Try adding layers over your dress such as a cardigan. Wrap dresses and coat dresses will also give you a little extra bulk.

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Petite body types

If you are short, wear a dress that skims your body and is not too short or too long. Don't wear a dress longer than knee-length, it will weigh you down and make you appear shorter. If you must wear a mini-dress, make sure it has a straight skirt.

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