Look for semi-fitted styles that follow your curves and highlight your waistline. Avoid high necklines and anything too loose or too fitted.

Look for loose or semi-fitted shapes that have open necklines. Avoid high, off-the-shoulder, and boatneck lines; formless A-lines; and styles with wide belts.

Look for strapless styles that add definition to the bust. Avoid anything with built-in boning or darts that you can fill out.

Look for simple silhouettes that will accentuate your petite figure without overwhelming it. Avoid full skirts and anything with a large amount of embellishments.

Look for belted styles that add curves. Avoid t-shirt and tank dresses, or any voluminous styles.

Look for dresses that do not accentuate the waistline. Avoid anything that highlights the waist and dresses that are too tight.

Look for dresses with torso-lengthening cuts. Avoid anything that accentuates your natural waistline.