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The perfect dress for the curvy body type

The perfect dress for the curvy body type

Curvy is coming back into fashion, and if you have a bombshell hourglass shape, you’ll be ready to showcase your figure this summer. Need help identifying your shape? Take your measurements using this helpful guide.

The Slimming Sassy Dress is the dress every woman needs. It is fitted enough to accentuate your curves, while the flattering flow drapes away from your body, effectively hiding any problem areas. The versatility of this dress makes it the go-to garb for any woman, regardless of her shape. Find out how you can strike the balance between fashion and fit with this perfect little black dress:


The neckline can often be a problem area for curvy women. While you may be tempted to draw attention away from your bust, don’t do it by covering up. The V-neck of the Slimming Sassy Dress shows off just enough to flatter your figure, easily solving this common fashion struggle.

However, that doesn’t mean you can completely forget about the top half of your body. Draw eyes toward your face with statement earrings. Bold studs or gorgeous dangling hoops create visual interest and won’t get lost in your curvy shape.


Proportions are important with all accessories, so opt for a larger fashion bag to complement your hourglass shape. While the size of the bag should be balanced with your body, you can create more dimensions by using straight lines to offset your curves. Opt for a bag with more structure, like a box-shape tote. You can also achieve this contrast with the pattern of the purse. For example, a handbag with a striped pattern would work better with your shape than rounded polka dots.


Curvy women are often looking for ways to look long and lean, and shoes provide the perfect opportunity for that. While heels deliver an obvious way to lengthen legs, the shape of the shoe is just as important as the height. When selecting your pair of pumps, make sure they have a lower vamp – the part that cuts across your foot. Heels that only cover up just the toes create that long-leg illusion. The black color of the Slimming Sassy Dress means you can use the shoes to bring in a pop of color without worrying about clashing.


Want a little more leg coverage to transition your style into the cool summer nights? Go for a colorful pair of tights. The vibrant-hued legwear will accentuate your curves, and the additional layer will provide extra warmth.


Shapewear doesn’t have to just hold you in – it can add volume to balance out your shape and accentuate your curves in all the right places. However, it can also smooth out your body and add firm control. Selecting the right pieces is important for feeling confident and comfortable. If you’re looking to minimize your bottom and thighs, go with shapewear in the form of briefs or shorts. On the other hand, if you want to create even more curvature on the bottom to balance out a chestier top, go with shapewear that adds dimension, such as the Four Paddled Girdle.

4 different woman wearing the same dress

The Slimming Sassy Dress will deliver a flattering fit for your curvy shape so you can feel confident in your LBD. For other body types besides curvy, check out our other articles about how this dress fits:

Click here to learn how to take body measurements for a dress.

Comments (2)

I need size 16 but with long sleeves

Hi Wilma,

Follow this link and it will take you to exactly what you are looking for! Check out our sizing chart for more specifications with sizing, but size 16 typically corresponds with an XL or a 1X. Monroe and Main offers both of those sizes and many more!

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