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All women want to look their best when the occasion calls for it, such as when the dress code dictates you have to don an evening gown. Like most women, you will probably be interested in minimising your “figure flaws”.

In this article, Style Lease shares some tips on selecting the best dresses for each area of concern to hide your flaws and flaunt your strengths.

If your area of concern is flabby arms:

Fret not if you don’t have perfectly toned biceps and triceps, as sleeved dresses or pieces that incorporate a cape would help hide your weaker points.

Recommended picks from Style LeaseCristallini lace sewn velvetHalston Heritage bronze drape gownHalston Heritage white cape gownCristallini sheer sleeved pleated gown.


If your area of concern is having broad shoulders or being busty:

Most women are the object of envy when they have broad shoulders or a large bust. However, not all styles flatter these assets. In particular, you should avoid pieces with heavy detailing on the top such as halter neck styles as these will draw attention to your torso.

Instead, a good choice would be something similar to a mermaid style dress with a defined corset. Alternatively, pick a piece with diagonal details at the top or one with cut-out shoulders to create an illusion of a more proportionate figure.

Recommended picks from Style LeaseAG Studio Theia spaghetti strap embellished bodycon dressCristallini silk pleated gown in burgundyHalston Heritage metal crepe gownBCBGMAXAZRIA contrast gown. 


If your area of concern is not having a flat tummy:

This is one of the areas that most ladies are concerned about but the good news is that there are still many ways to look stylish while hiding your flaws. Styles that flatter this body type include layering, vertical lines, asymmetrical tops, drapes, or peplums. These add structure to your figure by defining your bust and waist area while covering up the tummy area.

Recommended picks from Style LeaseHalston Heritage chiffon gownHalston Heritage green drape gownBCBGMAXAZRIA coral drape gownSheike prestige maxi dress.


If your area of concern is larger hips:

Sexy and feminine hips are definitely a good asset, but pieces with a maxi cut won’t flatter your feminine figure. If you want to draw the attention away from the bottom part of your body, opt for dresses with a high slit that show off your legs or those with an A-line silhouette and a flowy empire waist cut.

Recommended picks from Style LeaseVera Wang cross back gown; AG Studio silver beaded gownAG Studio black beaded bustierExcape nightway plunging illusion velvet gown.


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