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8 Spring Dresses That Will Slim Your Midsection

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Do you carry your weight in the mid-section? The secret to a no-frills wardrobe this spring is dressing for your body type. With smart designs, cute patterns, and a few fashionable accents, these dresses hide bumps and bellies you'd rather not show. You can make anything work, as long as it works for you! Try these silhouettes on for size.

  • The Pleated Skirt
    This number has many factors working in your favor, the first three being key spring trends - windowpane printing, pleats, an
    Coldwater Creek
    This number has many factors working in your favor, the first three being key spring trends - windowpane printing, pleats, and a cool pastel shade. Getting down to logistics: the empire waistline gathers at the bottom, highlighting hourglass curves, while clever pleating conceals any flab. Mini Check Dress Available at: Coldwater Creek, $119.95
  • The Pattern Play
    Patterns are excellent at tricking the eye. Larger sized polka dots (ahem, another spring trend) are designed to draw the eye
    Coldwater Creek
    Patterns are excellent at tricking the eye. Larger sized polka dots (ahem, another spring trend) are designed to draw the eye up, while smaller ones shade and slim potential trouble areas. This shirtdress style is a classic winner for warmer professional days at the office. Dotted Shirtdress Available at: Coldwater Creek, $129.95
  • The Peplum
    When shopping for the right day-to-night dress this spring, keep your eyes peeled for peplum. Peplum, a pretty and feminine d
    Talbots
    When shopping for the right day-to-night dress this spring, keep your eyes peeled for peplum. Peplum, a pretty and feminine detail, is in the simplest terms a really clever flap to conceal your tummy! Ponte Peplum Dress Available at: Talbots, $129
  • The Twisted Front
    The twist-front design adds a little visual interest, sprucing up an office or after hours look. An attractive v-neckline com
    Nordstrom
    The twist-front design adds a little visual interest, sprucing up an office or after hours look. An attractive v-neckline combines with artful knotting, ensuring that fabrics won't cling onto the problem areas of your shape. Donna Ricco Twist Front Jersey Sheath Dress Available at: Nordstrom, $118
  • The Ruching Waistline
    Side-swept draping and ruching is elegantly feminine and forgiving to your midsection. Dresses and tops have benefited from t
    Coldwater Creek
    Side-swept draping and ruching is elegantly feminine and forgiving to your midsection. Dresses and tops have benefited from this little touch of magic practically since the beginning of fashion's time - what are you waiting for? Abstract Plaid Dress Available at: Coldwater Creek, $119.95
  • The Sexy Shift
    The sexy shift dress is a fun alternative for evening dressing, and is ideal for those who have a bit of a belly, but are ble
    Ann Taylor
    The sexy shift dress is a fun alternative for evening dressing, and is ideal for those who have a bit of a belly, but are blessed with great gams. Try this shorter (not too short!) hemline style, which should sway away from the body, creating a look full of movement. Longer sleeves provide balance for showing off your legs. Diamond Cross Border Shift Dress Available at: Ann Taylor, $139
  • The Belted A-Line
    The belted A-line silhouette is fabulously "fit-and-flare" - meaning it's fitted against your waistline, and flared away from
    Lyst
    The belted A-line silhouette is fabulously "fit-and-flare" - meaning it's fitted against your waistline, and flared away from your tummy and hips. This classic shape is never out of fashion and never short on variety. Meet your go-to style! Belted Boucle Dress Available at: C Wonder, $168
  • The Maxi
    The maxi dress is spring's perfect silhouette - and especially useful on your most casual of days. The blouson bodice shown h
    Victoria's Secret
    The maxi dress is spring's perfect silhouette - and especially useful on your most casual of days. The blouson bodice shown here defines the waistline with a layer that delicately falls over the tummy, and helps to lengthen the lower half of the body. Short-Sleeve Maxi Dress Available at: Victoria's Secret, $118
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