Many curvy women tend to avoid wearing dresses out of the fear that they will be unflattering for their body. However, this is a big misconception because there are a lot of dress styles that can help you look gorgeous by emphasizing your best physical assets.

Summer dresses trends are far from being restrictive this year, so you should not miss the opportunity to show off your curves due to self-imposed limitations. Avoid the tendency to hide behind a boxy style dress and learn to play up your best features by choosing dresses that lengthen your body line and hide certain trouble spots you are not exactly proud of.

Empire dresses are by far the favorite choice of curvy women due to the fact that this type of dresses flow nicely on the body being able to cleverly conceal problem areas, elongating a full figure and drawing attention to the upper part of the body.

A-line dresses are another great choice, especially for pear shaped women because with this dresses, the upper body part is being emphasized, drawing attention from the more delicate areas such as the waist. Moreover, this dress style allows curvy women to show off their legs which is generally one of the best physical assets that they posses.

Wrap dresses are perfect for women with a big bust because they help emphasize this feature in a flattering way. Women with big breasts should avoid dresses with high necklines as well as sheath dresses which draw attention to the bust line and the neck line. Avoid wearing bold jewelery especially oversized necklaces and make sure that you choose a dress that does not have ruffles anywhere near the bust line for the best results.

As a general rule, ruffles just as sequins emphasize the area where they are placed on so only choose dresses that emphasize the body parts you are the most proud of.

Dresses with belts are very fashionable and trendy this year, not to mention the fact that they are very flattering for any body type. The main reason why dresses with belts are so flattering is that a belt placed in the right area will greatly contribute to creating the illusion of an hourglass body shape which is thought to be the ideal body shape. Another recommendation for curvy women is to avoid shiny fabrics which may make curvy women look even bulkier.

The fabric of the dress is more important than you might think at first. Make sure you choose dresses that are made from natural fabrics such as cotton, silk or cashmere which tend to flow more nicely than those made from synthetic fibers. Drape fabrics are another good choice that most women find very flattering.

For curvy women monochromatic dresses are ideal because they do not break the harmony of the body by sectioning it. It is advisable to stay away from printed dresses as well as polka dots and stripes which make curvy women appear heavier than they really are. Instead curvy women should try to create interest by using colorful accessories.