DRESSES TO SUIT YOUR SHAPE
Whatever your body shape, we'll help you find the new-season silhouette that will make the most of your assets
STYLE EDIT TEAM
LOVE YOUR CURVES?
TRY THE POWER PEPLUM
A peplum detail at the waist is a clever bit of tailoring that shows off an hourglass figure if you've got one (and helps create the illusion of curves if you don't). Little wonder that they're a
firm favourite with confident, curvy stars like Salma Hayek.
Next season's peplum dresses are smart, beautifully tailored and ideal for the office – think power dressing with a feminine, figure-flattering twist.
M&S Collection Zipped Shift Dress with Belt €60.00
LOVE YOUR LEGS?
TRY THE SHIRT SHIFT
This season, the shirt dress meets the shift
dress to create a silhouette that's fluid, rather
than fitted – perfect if you'd like to emphasise
your legs rather than your waist or arms.
This cut is a great choice for slim or athletic figures,
as you don't need curves to pull it off. Take a tip from
Naomi Watts and team a floaty shirt dress with heels
for relaxed, tomboyish chic.
M&S Collection Multi Diamond Print Tunic Dress €60.00
LOVE YOUR WAIST?
TRY A FIT & FLARE DRESS
Nipped in at the waist with a full skirt, the fit &
flare dress is a classic womanly shape that suits
most body types.
The flared skirt and fitted waist accentuate your
curves while giving you plenty of coverage in the
thigh area, making it ideal if you're not so confident
about your legs. Whether you opt for block colour or
intricate pattern, a fit & flare dress is one of the most
feminine styles around – just ask stars like Jessica
Limited Edition Floral Lace Skater Dress €82.00
LOVE YOUR ARMS?
TRY A COLUMN DRESS
If you're lucky enough to have toned arms, be
sure to show them off in one of this season's
sleeveless column dresses.
Take inspiration from Rose McGowan and choose a
bold colour or eye-catching print to add interest to a straight-up column shape. And if you need a little extra
coverage on top for cooler days and evenings, just
add a cropped cardy or chic bolero.
M&S Collection Striped Tunic Dress with StayNEW™ €54.00