Three Dress Styles That Flatter All Body Types

Peplum Shift and Wrap Dresses

Though it has not officially arrived yet, it feels like the busy summer season is already here, with proms, graduations and weddings in full force. Dress shopping for all of these special occasions doesn’t have to be stressful. I’ve picked out three silhouettes that work well for pretty much all body types.

1. Peplum
The peplum dress accentuates your figure. It slims down your waist and highlights your hips. Depending on your body size you can go for a mini-pep that won’t distract or overwhelm your frame or a bigger peplum to accentuate your frame.

2. Shift
The shape of this dress works on almost all body shapes. The relaxed fit along with the body skimming silhouette highlight and hide all the ride spots. This is a very popular dress style that you can find with long, short, cap or tank sleeves for whichever compliment you best.

3. Wrap
2014 marks the 40th Anniversary of the wrap dress known as the most figure-flattering dress created by designer Diane Von Furstenberg. This style looks good on all body types and does wonders to show off the female shape. You can’t go wrong with it!

What is your go-to special occasion dress style?

Don’t forget you can always visit your local Goodwill Store to shop for dresses!


Nicole Colon is a lifestyle blogger and designer from Long Island, NY, who is reinventing what it means to be “bad” by empowering women to discover their inner B.A.D. Girl and be Beautiful, Authentic and Determined. She provides her readers with tips, advice and fashion that aim to inspire them to get what they want out of life. Check out Nicole’s blog at

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