Eliza J $138

The fit and flare dress can seem girly, but no longer. Women with no waist or narrow hips are celebrating. Prior to this year, most fit and flare dresses were far too girly for a woman over the age of 14. Now, with the style in full bloom in stores, there are options a lady can actually don without feelings of fake tea parties or an Easter Sunday egg hunt.

A fit and flare dress is form fitting at the bust and then starts to flare at your natural waist. It gives the illusion of hips to those without hips and the illusion of a waist on those without a defined waist. It also hides lower tummy bulge and an overzealous behind. With all this information you may think the pear shape, women with voluminous hips, are left out, but it turns out this baby works on everyone. Obviously hour glass and well proportioned bodies may also wear the fit and flare.

Each dress pictured was put on three different clients of mine to rave reviews and happy body images. The Hugo Boss dress is great for work, while the BCBG dress is great for a party. My client wore it to a wedding. The Eliza J frock could do work or weekend. Last tip, the fit and flare is best with a heel or wedge, not flats.


Hugo Boss $595


BCBG $338