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Fashion Closet: Summer Dresses

Fashion Editor Celia Smith on the fab frocks to rock for your shape.

SHOW TRANSCRIPT

What do I love about summer? The ease of throwing on a perfect summer dress, a maxi, a mini, a floral, a striped, sleeveless, halter, you name it. I think petites can have fun with shorter hemlines. I love a good little 60s number, which is perfectly on trend on the runway. And for petite shapes like myself, we've got to show off all of the legs we've got. The same goes for fuller figured women. Don't be afraid to show a little skin, either. The tip is, just find a dress that cinches and flares at the waist. I think Chrisette Michelle does an awesome job at wearing fun, flirty dresses. Queen Latifah, you've seen her on the red carpet, she knows what fits her precisely. Hourglass darlings, you have DBS to thank for the perfect wrap dress that never gets old. One of the best trends this season are cut-outs, and hourglasses can work cut-outs like no other. Usually, when you see cut-outs, there in the mid-section area. And that's exactly what an hourglass wants to show off. Cones flatter your figure by incorporating a dress that's fitted up top and flared down below. Add polish and style by adding vertical stripes to elongate your figure even more. And lastly, triangles shapes maximize your curves with A-line dress that falls gracefully over your hips. Flirt your way into a princess frock. And, add a statement belt cuz it's all about the details. [NOISE] Ladies, get ahead of the curve and check out our hand-picked selection of Summer dresses. And, you can shop this funky graphic one I'm wearing, too.