Universally Flattering Dress Styles

Few dress styles are as universally flattering to all body shapes as the fit and flare silhouette.  Why?  The fit and flare cinches at the waist, creating the illusion of a waist on those that aren’t blessed with a tiny waist and flares over the hip area creating curves when needed and concealing larger hips.

Take a look at the fit and flare in action on “How to Style the Pear Body Type“:

Universally Flattering Dresses
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Pretty amazing huh?  This dress type is one of my favorite secrets to share when shopping with my girlfriends.  There are so many ways to cash in on these dresses from work to date night to fancy nights out.

Work Dresses
Universally Flattering Dresses
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Burberry London, ‘Sinead’ Cotton Fit and Flare Shirtdress, $995

Universally Flattering Dresses
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Calvin Klein Colorblock Fit and Flare Dress, $118

Universally Flattering Dresses
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Lauren Ralph Lauren Two-Tone Dot Fit and Flare Dress, $95.40

Universally Flattering Dresses
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Slate and Willow, White Picnic Party Dress, $40 rental $225 retail

Universally Flattering Dresses
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Carven, Grey Popover Dress, $55 rental, $320 retail

Date Night Dresses
Universally Flattering Dresses
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Cynthia Rowley, Wild Flower Lace Mini Dress, $398.

Universally Flattering Dresses
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Z Spoke Zac Posen, Navy Flirt and Flare Dress, $35 rental, $350 retail

Universally Flattering Dresses
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Elizabeth and James, Cecil Dress, $70 rental, $385 retail

Universally Flattering Dresses
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Lovers and Friends, Abbie Fit and Flare Dress, $57

Universally Flattering Dresses
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David Koma, Dangerous Minds Dress, $115 rental, $3000 retail

Fancy Affair
Universally Flattering Dresses
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Oscar De La Renta, Illusion Yoke Hand Beaded Lace Dress, $5,890

Universally Flattering Dresses
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Iliza J. Illusion Lace Bodice Boat Neck Fit and Flare Dress, $158

Universally Flattering Dresses
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ML Monique Lhuillier Calla Lily Gown, $120 rental, $1000 retail.

Universally Flattering Dresses
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Allison Parris Cobalt Marilyn Gown, $100 rental, $485 retail

Universally Flattering Dresses
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Halston Heritage, Noir Singapore Sensation Gown, $80 rental, $895 retail

If you’ve been following along, you know that the Rent The Runway Rental Program and Unlimited Rental Program are the two best things that have happened to my closet.  Check them out!

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Kate Thakkar

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