Perfect Fit: Garden Party

The latest crop of long dresses works for every shape and size
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 16, 2009

The latest crop of long dresses works for every shape and size

 

 

 

SIZES 8-12

An A-line cut is ideal for petite-yet-curvy proportions-it lengthens and trims the figure. Pair with embellished flats and bold jewelry for an effortlessly chic look. Rebecca Taylor dress, $435, Neiman Marcus stores nationwide. Kenneth Jay Lane earrings, $45, select Bloomingdale’s stores. Kenneth Jay Lane wavy bangle, $45, 877-953-5264 for more information. Nine West wide bangle, $95, 800-999-1877 for store locations. Via Spiga sandals, $165, select Bloomingdale’s stores.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIZE 14+

Long doesn’t have to mean frumpy. A maxidress that’s fitted in the waist brings out the best in every shape. Look for styles with a V-neckline for an ultraslimming effect. Abby Z. dress, $148, abbyz.com. Alex Woo earrings, $298, necklace, $148, and bangles, $378-$418 for set of three, alexwoo.com. Mia thong sandals, $39, miashoes.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIZE 16+

The halter top provides full coverage, while the forgiving silhouette conceals the tummy, hips and thighs. Add a pair of drop earrings to elongate your neckline. Old Navy dress, $50, oldnavy.com. Nine West earrings, $22, 800-999-1877 for store locations. Ben-Amun bangles, $30-$65 by special order, 866-921-AMUN. Tory Burch sandals, $210, toryburch.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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