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Linear Equation2 of 14
By Laurie Trott
Create the illusion of a longer, leaner silhouette in a boldly striped tank dress and sexy stilettos.
SHOP NOW: French Connection Tank Dress, $148
Pop Sensation3 of 14
Balance a neon-fueled, retro-print style with natural leather sandals. The loose, slightly A-line shape is also very forgiving.
SHOP NOW: Spiegel Print Dress, $159
Work It4 of 14
Slip this pretty printed style under a cropped blazer for a day at the office; then slip the jacket off for evening.
SHOP NOW: Single Printed Maxi Dress, $295
Right Angles5 of 14
Go for the elegant, slimming shape of an asymmetrical column dress — the black shade is extra-flattering.
SHOP NOW: T-Bags Jersey Dress, $275
Flower Girl6 of 14
This flirty floral number is perfect for layering, when you're moving from day to night. Strategically placed smocking enhances a smaller chest.
SHOP NOW: Old Navy Strapless Dress, $34.50
Earth Mother7 of 14
Pair this gauzy empire-waist sundress with metallic sandals; then add some oversize earrings for extra attention-getting sparkle.
SHOP NOW: Antik Batik Dress, $525
Rose Queen8 of 14
This elegant silk caftan is a nod to 1920s glamour and, trust us, the compliments you'll be showered with will make it worth every penny.
SHOP NOW: Roberto Cavalli Silk Caftan, $1,753
What A Waist9 of 14
Perfect for boyish figures, the color and print on this style fill out a slim silhouette — plus, the wrap knot detail defines a waistline.
SHOP NOW: Isabella Oliver Dress, $229
Plum Good-Looking10 of 14
Create curves with the flounces on this draped, strapless gown — and be sure to pile on the accessories.
SHOP NOW: Lotta Stensson Jersey Dress, $135
Do The Hustle11 of 14
Try a boldly printed one-shoulder style for a fun summer night. This dress would have killed at Studio 54 in its heyday.
SHOP NOW: Arden B. Dress, $69
Go For The Gold12 of 14
Easy to wear and appropriate for day or night, this long metallic shift also adds volume to boyish figures.
SHOP NOW: Tibi Metallic Linen Dress, $500
Peasantville13 of 14
Toss on this casual, bohemian-inspired frock for a day at the beach or an afternoon at the flea market. Flattering details slim the waist and, and an open keyhole neckline emphasizes your upper half.
SHOP NOW: Newport News Smocked Dress, $49
Jersey Girl14 of 14
For an updated take on '70s glam, try this drapey petal pink halter dress that draws eyes upwards.
SHOP NOW: Halston Heritage Jersey Dress, $463