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Q&A: The Best Dresses for Extremely Curvy Petites

Q:  At 5′1, 110 pounds, and a size 32DD, I cannot find a dress that fits me correctly. Strapless dresses are impossible.  I really need a dress that I can wear a bra with and that doesn’t show off too much cleavage.

For maximum figure flattery, we’d recommend a scoopnecked or v-necked dress that hits at knee-length.  The neckline will allow you to wear a bra (and won’t show too much cleavage), and the knee length hemline will be especially flattering on your petite frame.  Here’s Omiru’s top picks for figure flattering dresses for extremely curvy petites:

Our $$$ Picks:

Maggy London Cascade Front Chiffon Dress
Maggy London Cascade Front Chiffon Dress | $158 at Nordstrom
Isn’t this color simply gorgeous?  The flowy fabric will drape nicely over your curves, though the hemline may need to be raised to knee length for maximum figure flattery.

Adrianna Papell Empire Waist Charmeuse Dress
Adrianna Papell Empire Waist Charmeuse Dress | $138 at Nordstrom
The color is great, as is the neckline.  What we don’t like is the full blouson sleeves–which may be too much for your petite frame.

Our $$ Picks:
Calvin Klein Voile Party Dress
Calvin Klein Voile Party Dress | $118 at Nordstrom
This dress is great for a summery occasion, and the scoop neckline will work well for your figure.

Maggy London Silk Chiffon Halter Dress
Maggy London Silk Chiffon Halter Dress | $98 at Nordstrom
The halter neckline and the knee-length skirt are excellent for figure flattery.

Our $ Picks:
Lush Bubble Dress
Lush Bubble Dress | $22.80 at Forever 21
The bubble skirt may help you balance out your figure…plus we love the gorgeous Jade color.

Ella Dress
Ella Dress | $22.80 at Forever 21
Thanks to the cutout, this dress reveals ever-so-subtly.  And the belted shape will help you naturally play up your curves.

Have a great tip about dresses for extremely curvy petite women? Share it with us in the comments!

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Metallic Sweaterdress

Metallic SweaterdressWe love how this knit metallic minidress flows over your curves.

$29  at Twelve by Twelve.

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