60s-inspired shift dresses are perfect for the office. They have a columnar cut and no defined waist. Shift dresses look best on those with a column or straight, boxy shape, who can more easily pull off a looser fit without looking like they're drowning. If you have a tummy, look for a silhouette that is neither boxy nor tight. A dress is most flattering when it skims the outline of the body. If you have full hips and thighs look for an A-line shape, so the material won't pull across the hips. If you have a straight figure look for a shift dress with some detailing, whether it's pleating, darts, a pattern, or a low neckline, to add curves and definition to the figure.
Shirtwaist dresses are a practical, easy-to-wear look, with a collared bodice that buttons up like a dress shirt and end at the natural waistline. The skirt flares out, and its volume can range from a subtle A line to a full circle or more. Because it has an A-line silhouette, shirt wait suits all body types. It's a wardrobe classic: wear it loose, or with the rope belt, ballet slippers, trainers or smart lace up.
Pencil dresses are fitted from top to bottom, with a straight or slightly tapered narrow skirt that usually falls somewhere near the knees. The pencil silhouette is a sexy style that accentuates and flatters the feminine shape on women of all sizes. Wear it with classic heelsor ballet slippers.
OFF-THE- SHOULDER DRESS
Great for the day and perfect for the night, these sexy and classy dresses are a great tool for showing off your body. These types of dresses have a beautiful neckline that unfortunately does not suit every body shape. It's particularly tricky if you have big breasts, so when you try it on make sure that it fits you and flatters your body. Wear these dresses with a strapless bra underneath. Make also sure when trying it on that the bra does not show in the back. Wear them with a pair of flat sandals or some colorful strappy wedges.