Come summer, you'll want to still dress up for formal events, while keeping colors, silhouettes and fabrics light enough to beat the heat. Here are our ideas -- all dresses that will look good on many body types -- for summer special occasions.
This unassuming sheath is just the type of style that will surprise you once you try it on: there is interest and softness from an asymmetric neck and draping at the waist to help give you an hourglass figure. Provides a perfect backdrop for knockout shoes, jewelry and bag and to show off your face and hair. Blue or black.
Want some drama? Try this spectacular one shoulder dress by Notte by Marchesa. It has a show-stopping rosette on one shoulder and an easy tiered fit (perfect to accommodate different body types.) This is the little black dress you'll wear forever.
This sleeveless dress has a lovely retro fit (sure to make you look like you have a tiny waist) and an eye-catching black and white graphic print.
Here's a one-shoulder silhouette by JS Boutique that works for so many body types because the chiffon style suggests -- rather than hugs -- the body. The draped panel on one side is accented by rhinestones; red or fuchsia (it's also well-priced at $138.)