I love wearing feminine pieces & feel super girly, so obviously, dresses are one of my favorite items to wear.  Personally, because my body shape is boyish & straight, I love swingy tent dresses or shift dresses that show off my arms and legs, but hide my lack of waist.  I understand that this isn't everyone else's favorite look.  Most people like to show off their shape, so I have compiled my list of dresses with this in mind. 

Fit & Flare Dress:  Lauren Conrad's motto when it comes to this dress shape, 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it.'  She has been spotted wearing fit and flare & A-line dresses more times than I can count & she always looks fabulous.  This universally flattering shape cinches in at the waist, a woman's smallest section, & flares out at the hips & thighs (an area most women want to conceal) making it the perfect daytime or special occasion dress.

Little Black Dress: Of course, I had to include a little black dress on this list.  A black dress really leaves you a very generic palette so it can be accessorized in so many different ways depending on the occasion. I have worn the same black dress to work and to a cocktail party just by switching up the accessories and styling.  It doesn't get much better than that!

Maxi Dress:  For those summer days when you feel too hot to get dressed (which currently only exists in places like Puerto Rico), a maxi dress is the perfect go-to piece.  It is loose & flowy so you will feel cool as a cucumber.  But it gets better, recently, I received a long sleeved maxi dress, which turns out to be perfect for those cooler days as well. 

What is your go-to dress style?

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