1. Dress, $600, from Bimba Y Lola.
This dress cuts out from under the bust into a subtle flare, creating a longer silhouette that is guaranteed to skim your curves and create the illusion of height. The waist is cut higher as well, which helps cheat your proportions to give you that “long legs” effect.
2. Dress, $59.90, from Ines de la Fressange X Uniqlo.
Inverted box pleats help to create the look of a smaller waist, and the extra fabric also helps to cover up any cake-induced bulges.
3. Dress, $346, from Topshop.
For a more elaborate option, this dress features intricate laser-cut filigree patterns that resemble a Faberge egg. Perfect for making an entrance at Easter brunch when you pair it with white flats and a slouchy bag.
4. Tory Burch dress, $688.56 (US$453.25), from theoutnet.com.
Another easy way to look slimmer is to go for a dress that features heavy embellishments around the neck. This draws the eye upwards and distracts from the midriff area.
5. Dress, $109.90, from H&M.
A loose-fitting dress is an obvious choice for those who don’t want a dress that clings. Avoid one that comes with small patterns and dress it up with your favourite necklaces and bangles for a chic daytime look.
6. Dress, $159.90, from Warehouse.
Instead of relying on roomy dresses, try a flute-hem piece. Even though it’s fitted, the flare in the lower part will create a flattering shape that takes the attention away from your hips and waist.
7. Dress, $139, from Mango.
Pull double-duty with this dress, by pairing it with white sneakers for your Sunday picnic, or with leather heels for an effortless office look. The flared shape of the dress is incredibly for curvy women who want to appear slimmer and taller.
8. Dress, $89.90, from H&M.
A strategically-placed knot does wonders for those who want to hide their paunch. Dress up this pleated number by stacking colourful chunky bangles and flatforms.
9. Dress, $190, from Majé.
What we love about this dress is that it flares out from the neck. This tent shape cutting is the perfect go-to for many problem areas, and the shorter hemline makes it appropriate for day.
10. Dress, $39.90, from Forever 21.
With the babydoll shape and the smocked waistline, this tulle dress is a comfortable option to layer over a classic white tee and your favourite pair of mom jeans. Throw on some sandals or pointy-toed kitten heels for a girlish look.
11. Dress, $136, from Topshop.
Having an extra piece of fabric draped over your tummy is the easiest way to look less bloated. Plus, this dress also incorporates an in-built waistband to do some extra cinch-work.
12. Alexis dress, $359, from theoutnet.com.
The A-line shape of this number will come in handy for when you’ve had one too many chocolate eggs. Plus, the sunny shade of yellow and the summery borderie anglaise design will add a spring to your step.