An A-line silhouette, cut close to the hip and with a slight flare at the hem, is flattering for all figures. It can balance a figure that's small on top and fuller on the bottom. The skirt has a smooth, perfectly continuous shape all the way around because it doesn't require a vent.
An Empire waistline flatters a range of figures. It hits high, at the smallest part of the waist. The effect lengthens the body and the legs.
Full-length dresses have been worn for centuries, but there's a reason they're still popular today: an unbroken line almost or all the way to the floor has a graceful, elongating effect. A train in the back adds the illusion of floating across the floor.
A halter neckline is a sophisticated look that works well with broad shoulders or a tall figure.
A dress cut low in the back will emphasize a feature that looks beautiful on every figure. It looks sophisticated and modern but still classic.
An asymmetrical neckline draws the eye up and flatters features like your arms and collarbone.
A scoop or U-shaped neckline flatters all figures. It elongates the neck with more subtlety than a V-neckline, and it reveals a flattering glimpse of the collarbone.
Although traditionally worn during daylight or cocktail hours, knee-length dresses have a fresh, modern feel that works for semiformal events at night. Short dresses look most flattering when the hem hits anywhere from the lower part of the knee to just above it.
A strapless design accentuates great shoulders and works well on a fuller bust. It brings the eye to the collarbone, always a beautiful feature on any figure.
A V-shaped neckline has a graceful effect because it elongates the neck. It's particularly flattering for a B- or C-cup figure.