Strapless. A dress with either a pencil skirt or a gored one (with triangular panels inserted at the hem) will be flattering. A thin belt, or an obi or sash at the waist will create additional curviness.
Valentino Strapless Cotton Macramé Lace Dress / Hobbs Invitation Jewel Jacket / Mary Portas for Clarks La Magdalene Sandals / Accessorize Suzie Rose Clutch Handbag / Monsoon Priscilla Fur Stole / Andara Peacock White Pearl and Druzy Mosaic Ring / Andara Peacock Druzy Mosaic Bracelet / Andara Peacock Square Druzy Tassel Earrings / Estée Lauder Lipstick in Modern Mercury / Lancôme Vernis in Love Nail lacquer in Infusion de Prune.
Kimono-sleeved. Rectangular sleeves in drapey materials will create a soft construction for Body type Cs' broad shoulders. A slim skirt silhouette could go over trousers.
Elie Saab Printed Kaftan Dress / Burberry London Worsham Coat/ Nine West Just Right Boots / Tory Burch Flora Handbag / Céline Leather Opera Gloves / Rossana Fani Isabella Necklace / Tom Ford Lipstick in Wild Ginger/ Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Ginger Fire.
Wrap or surplice. Look for a deep V neckline to create a longer torso. Side ruching will create flattering lines across the belly.
Liam Wrapped Long Sleeve Dress / Burberry Prorsum Metallic Corset Jacket / Louis Vuitton with Yayoi Kusama Dots Infinity Handbag and Pumps / Paco Rabanne Square Bangle Bracelet / Victorian French Jet Earrings at Trocadero (antique) / Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in Pirate / Yves Saint Laurent Nail lacquer in Contemporary Amazon.
Drop-waist or torso. The skirt of this dress is attached at the hip, which creates the illusion of a longer torso for both average and short-waisted Body type C women.
Prabal Gurung Printed Wool and Silk Dress / Hobbs NW3 Swing Mac Coat / Nine West Just Right Boots / Aspinal of London Hepburn Handbag / Missoni Jungle Orange Wool Scarf / Miu Miu Cameo Necklace / Miu Miu Cameo Bracelet / Estée Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Scarlet Siren / Estée Lauder Nail Lacquer in Pure Red.
Best Dresses for Body type Cs: Part 1
Learn about this silhouette following the label Body type C.
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"Best dresses for Body type Bs" was first published January 15th, 2013 in "The Red Lipstick. Own Your Style". It has been edited and re-posted on July 1st 2016.