We all know that one of the best things about fashion is the art of illusion; just look to Dita von Teese and her endless supply of corsets for proof! But, we’re not asking you to get your Dita on everytime you want to step out in a figure-flattering outfit, which is why we’ve selected five of the best dresses in the shops right now to hug and flatter every single curve in a slightly less provocative way. No Martini glass necessary!
We’ve got all the tricks in the book for you; vertical stripes, maxis, wraps and panel dresses all covered!
1. Paisley print maxi dress, £30, available at Dorothy Perkins
2. Candy stripe dress, £26.99, Yumi available at House of Fraser
3. Silk wrap dress, £229, Diane von Furstenberg available at Farfetch
4. Ruffle shoulder contrast dress, £149, Ted Baker available at John Lewis
5. Aztec panel dress, £20, Blonde & Blonde available at Bank