1. Dress, $49, from The Editor's Market
A neutral brown dress will get you plenty of wear, thanks to its versatility and classic elegance. Even on its own, it looks chic when worn with jewellery! This fit is great for women with more boyish figures, because the stiffer flare below the waist gives you the illusion of curves.
2. Dress, $89.90, from Zara
An LBD should belong in everyone’s wardrobe, but in case you are still searching for the perfect little number, here’s a romantic black design to consider. With contrasting panels of lace and pleated fabric, it’s swishy, fun and flirty at the same time. Plus, the lace fabric adds a little bit of visual weight, which is great for women who are bottom-heavy and need to balance out their hips.
3. Dress, $39.90, from Mango
Here’s a little secret: if you want to look slimmer without defaulting to the obvious choice of using shapewear or stripes, a vertical line of visible buttons is your next best bet. This is because they sit on a singular line that drags the eye up and down, resulting in you looking leaner and longer. Plus, this grey checked dress makes for a fab addition to both your work and your weekend wardrobe.
4. Dress, $59, from Pomelo
The ruching around the neckline makes this a great dress option for women who have smaller busts, because the extra fabric helps create a fuller-looking chest. Plus, we’re in love with this white floral prints — it’s such a great option for looking fresh in our humid weather!
5. Dress, $44, from Pomelo
Black and white’s always right, because no matter what you pair it with, you always look great. The key is to make this black and white print the star of your outfit, which means that your accessories should be plain-coloured items so as not to draw attention away from this dress. The puffy sleeves on this dress is also a great way to balance out heavier hips, so it’s a double win!
6. Dress, $59.90, from Mango
The first reason why we love this dress is because it’s an extremely versatile design that you can dress up or down. For the office, match this with a blazer, and then swap that out for a denim jacket when the weekend comes around. Secondly, the wrap design on the top makes this really flattering, because it accentuates your shoulders and your waist, giving you the illusion of an hourglass figure.
7. Dress, $116, from Dorothy Perkins
Channel ’50s vibes with a prim pussybow dress that mixes up a sweet floral print with fun pops of snakeskin texture. The flutter sleeve is very flattering for women with rounded shoulders, and the little bit of peplum definitely helps define a smaller-looking waist. Match this with white sandals and gold jewellery and you are all set.
8. Dress, $99.90, from Dorothy Perkins
A fun paisley print is always a welcome sight amidst the sea of navy-wearing women in the CBD. To tone down the print, you can always wear this underneath a grey checked blazer, so it dresses up your look a bit more.
9. Dress, $94.95, from H&M
For women who are a bit more petite, a high-waisted dress like this white number from H&M will help work wonders on you because it makes you appear taller. Keep your look classy by sticking to simple shoes and a chic leather bag.
10. Dress, $74.95, from H&M
If your shoulders are your best part, you should highlight it with this breezy yellow dress. The subtle sheen in the fabric automatically makes this dress feel more elegant, but the pale yellow colour makes it a great candidate for work.
11. Dress, $89.90, from Topshop
A pinafore dress provides you with endless styling ideas, because you can layer something over or under it. Pair this green dress with a printed floral t-shirt, or style it up with a cropped denim jacket over it for the weekend! The front pleats on this design also ensure that this dress won’t cling to your body as you move, which means you don’t have to feel so self-conscious about your midriff area throughout the day.