The Right Cocktail Dress For Your Body Type

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Your summer calendar is no doubt overflowing with weddings, events and dates, all of which underscore the importance of owning a go-to cocktail dress. When shopping, it’s important to stay laser focused on playing up your assets so to help, we rounded up the most flattering dresses according to body type. Here, the design elements to look for—choose wisely and this will be the only dress you need to make it through the marathon that is wedding season.

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Find The Right Cocktail Dress For YOU

Della Metallic Fringed Mini Dress

$495

Rachel Zoe

Tiers of fringe or ruffles will add a feminine vibe to boyish figures.

Sleeveless Embroidered Gauze Dress

$395

Rebecca Taylor

Accentuate your waist with a tie detail or belted dress.

Side Slit Dress

$50

Mango

Show off your toned abs via subtle cutouts.

Lace Mini Dress

$135

Topshop

A V-neck dress with sleeves highlights your assets while allowing you to wear a supportive bra, without revealing the straps.

Two-Tone Dress With Frill

$40

Zara

No cleavage? No problem! Opt for a silhouette with a ruffle detail at the neckline.

Embellished Crepe Dress

$2,450

Balenciaga

For pear shape bodies, look for A-line dresses with a design element to draw the eyes up—or add a statement necklace.