Although you might think there isn't one dress that suits every single body type, there are a number of styles that look good on every figure—regardless of size or shape. We all know that black is considered to be the most forgiving colour, but that doesn't mean you don't have to stick to it. There are so many more inspiring options out there. Keep scrolling to see our guide to the five most slimming dresses that always celebrate your shape. Trust us—these dresses suit everyone we know.
1. Ruched and Draped Dresses
A trend that's going to be big next season but has been masterfully perfected by the likes of Vivienne Westwood over the years (and who else is known better for flattering dresses?) draped and ruched dresses can literally be adapted to suit your figure.
Not to sound clichéd, but shirtdresses are truly versatile. For those of you who like to wear looser-fit shapes they can be a dream when you buy them a size up, but for others who like their waists to be defined and their silhouette a bit sharper, add a belt and go.
3. Wrap Dresses
The wrap dress is perhaps one the most popular dress type out there—and in 2018, no two wrap dresses look the same. From the knit ribbed Arket midi to Ganni's floral wrap maxis, there is a finish to suit all tastes and figures.
4. Tea Dresses
Midi tea dresses have been a hit this summer, and the good thing about this trend is that it's really flattering, thanks to the capped sleeves, button-down front and midi length.
5. Little Black Dresses
There's a reason black has always been considered the most "flattering" colour: it always looks streamlined. A little black dress is an undeniable wardrobe winner once you find the silhouette you love.
See more of the year's dress trends here.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.