A Stylish Guide to Summer Evening Dresses

Summer is cocktail party season. But finding an evening dress that flatters your figure can be challenging. Keep reading for tips on the most stylish and figure-flattering evening dress silhouettes this summer.

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Mermaid Gowns 

Mermaid gowns are fitted through the hips and thighs, then dramatically flair out below the knees like a mermaid's tail. This curve-hugging silhouette creates an alluring, siren-like shape.

Formal, floor-length mermaid gowns are elegant for black-tie affairs. For more casual summer events, opt for a shorter, midi-length mermaid dress.

Pair mermaid gowns with different necklines like strapless, sweetheart, or off-the-shoulder.

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Flattering A-Line Dresses

A-line dresses are fitted at the bodice and gently flare out from the natural waist into an A shape.

A-line dresses work well in both long, formal gowns and short, casual styles.

Experiment with different necklines and sleeve lengths, like strapless, sweetheart, V-neck, cap sleeves, off-the-shoulder.

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Bodycon Dresses 

Bodycon dresses hug every curve for an ultra form-fitting silhouette. The slim shape accentuates your figure in a flattering way.

Look for bodycon dresses in midi-lengths or longer for evening. Luxe fabrics like velvet or satin elevate the look.

Add cutouts, asymmetry or off-the-shoulder necklines for added drama.

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