White dresses are simply timeless. This closet staple looks good no matter the season, and is equally easy to dress up or down with the right shoes and accessories. That said, every girl should own a flattering frock that could be worn any day of the week. No matter your body type or size, there’s definitely a pretty piece that will flaunt what you’ve got!
Though shopping for a little white dress can be tricky for girls with curves, it shouldn’t stop you from finding your go-to dress. To kick start your search, here’s a quick guide to the best styles to shop and some style formulas you should consider for your next OOTD!
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Square neck midi dress
If you’re top heavy, you actually don’t want to cover up too much of your neck and cleavage. Too much fabric might drown your torso and make you look shorter or wider than you are. A square neck midi dress strikes the perfect balance when it comes to showing off skin.
Contrary to what most people think, a slip dress is flattering even when you aren’t stick thin. Make sure to pick one that hugs your curves right but is loose in areas you want to feel comfy (like your stomach and legs).
This silhouette is slimming no matter its length! Whether you pick a piece that falls above or below the knee, a cinched waist is always a good idea to create an hourglass figure.
Bodycon midi dress
Got an hourglass figure? A bodycon dress can actually look slimming with the right length. A midi dress is perfect if you’d like to look a little taller even in a pair of sneakers or sandals.
We’re calling it: the puff-sleeved dress is here to stay. This feminine and romantic silhouette will make you look and feel pretty almost instantly. Just be sure to pick one with a low neckline, a drawn in waist, and preferably falls at the knee.
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Slip dress + strappy heels or sandals
Echo the thin straps of your slip dress with delicate heels that wrap around your ankles. This will keep your look light, breezy, and undeniably sexy.
Square neck dress + ankle strap heels or wedges
If you have thick ankles (or cankles), opt for shoes with a strap that cuts you off there to give an illusion of length. This also looks really slimming when paired with a flattering midi dress.
Wrap midi dress + heeled mules
Wrap dresses are figure flattering as they are comfy! Pair one with thin-strapped mules to look dressy without even trying. On lazy days, even a pair of white sneakers will do the trick.
Puff-sleeved dress + espadrilles + straw bags
You can call this the perfect summer ‘fit! The smocked detailing is a great way to cinch your waist and add shape to your OOTD. And being in a tropical country, you can wear this comfy and chic outfit combo all year round.
Shirt dress + strappy sandals + tote bag
This outfit looks great for work or play. An office to errands style combo that makes you look effortlessly chic, the key here is to keep your beauty look clean and fresh just like your crisp frock.
Bodycon midi dress + strappy heels
It’ll be a shame if you’ve got the curves but aren’t wearing the right pieces to flaunt them. Take cues from model Ashley Graham and pick a tight fitting midi dress that fits you like a glove. Finish it off with minimalist heels for some extra height. (Though a pair of sneakers would look cool, too!)
Deep-v wrap maxi dress + heels + minimalist accessories
A V-neckline is definitely flattering if you’re busty. In a long wrap dress with a beautifully cinched waist, the sexy neckline draws your figure in and gives you even more curves. Always a plus, in our book!
Slip dress + cardigan + sneakers
Looking for a cozy ‘fit on chilly days? This look isn’t only great for traveling, but is perfect for rainy or errand days.
Off-shoulder dress + minimalist slippers
Here’s an outfit combo you can wear straight to the beach! To make the most out of this summer-ready 'fit, be sure to keep your beauty look simple and flaunt those shoulders with your hair tied in a ponytail or a chic bun.
Lace mini dress + belt +minimalist accessories
We’re all for belts to add shape to a loose-fitting frock! Invest in a leather piece in classic brown and black and see your white dresses transform almost instantly. This is the perfect outfit combo if you don’t have a small waist and would like to create that hourglass silhouette with a simple styling trick.
Smocked dress + slides + tiny handbag
A smocked frock is perfect when you want to have more support and fit on your torso. Whether it's a mini or midi dress, this style looks put together even when paired with simple slides.