Valentine’s Day Styles to Flatter Every Figure

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Let’s face it, whether you’re going out with your other half, hanging with the girls, or just flying solo, you want to look great and feel beautiful! That’s where I come in. I want you to walk out that door feeling feisty and confident — even if you’re just going to the grocery store to pick up some Ben & Jerry’s.

I was hanging with my awesome stylist friend, Roxanne Carne, and we were chatting about different body types and what styles flatter each figure. So, read on because we’ve got styles for you that are better than a box of chocolates. Bonus: No calories!

Inverted Triangle

For ladies who are a ‘bigger on top,’ it’s important to have balance in your look. The idea is to create proportional looks that draw the eye to the lower half of your body. Neat trick, eh?

ASOS, C/meo Collective Heart Ruffle Skirt, $105.5

Least Dressy (Inverted Triangle)

For a flirty, unexpected look, this raspberry ruffle skirt is the perfect choice! Its high waist and tiered side ruffles creates the illusion of a curvy, hourglass figure. As an added bonus, the smooth, woven fabric gives it a rich, velvety feel while still being totally comfortable!

MACY’S, Betsy Johnson Floral Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress, $158

Dressy (Inverted Triangle)

If you’re a fan of the femininity of dusty rose, this gorgeous jacquard fit & flare dress is calling your name. Modestly accentuating the bust line, this demure V-neck dress also offers balance through its A-line bottom half to accentuate your shape. Elegant and easy-to-wear, you can strut your stuff in style!

BLOOMINGDALE’S, Adrianna Papell, Mixed Media Dress, $160

Very Dressy (Inverted Triangle)

This little cherry red number is a home run for more formal events. It creates a flattering figure with its lovely fitted boat neck top that’s balanced by a voluminous bottom half. It also features a fitted waistband highlighting its proportion so your silhouette really shines. And let’s not forget that plunging, V-shaped back that adds an air of sophistication and surprise!


If your body type is more ‘ample’ on your lower half, you’ll want to bring the focus to your top half with patterns, ruffles, and embellishments. Also, shift dresses are a great way to veil the bottom half for a shapelier silhouette that will have you feeling sassy!

NORDSTROM RACK, Lucky Brand Red Floral Ruffle Blouse

Least Dressy (Triangle)

When casual is the way you want to go for Valentine’s Day, look no further than this colorful blouse! The flowy V-neck features a deep Bordeaux floral pattern with gently cascading ruffles to accentuate your top half for an impossibly chic look without trying too hard.

BLOOMINGDALE’S, Olivaceous Long Sleeve Choker Top, $58

Dressy (Triangle)

This simple but classic top draws eyes upward with its cutout neckline, giving the illusion of a choker so you can skip the accessories Such a smart look with a sophisticated air of elegance.

MACY’S, MSK, Rhinestone Chiffon Flyaway Dress, $79

Very Dressy (Triangle)

This polished swing (or shift) dress is a perfect choice for your more formal dates, offering movement and flow with a modern edge. Plus, the rhinestone embellishment resting gently on the neckline adds an exquisite touch of panache that makes you stand out!


If you’re perfectly proportioned between your top and bottom halves, the best looks are ones that will highlight your figure and accentuate your natural waist. This means fitted clothing (but not tight!) that cinch around the midsection so you can spotlight your curves.

MACY’S, Kensie Striped Envelope-Hem Sheath Dress, $25.99

Least Dressy (Hourglass)

Rock your Valentine with an easy, fitted look. This thin-striped sheath dress has a flattering, gentle scoop neck and long sleeves with a tantalizing envelope hemline! It’s a little different than your typical dress but it’s breezy and bold for a vivacious evening!

LULU’S, All She Wants White Off-the-Shoulder Midi Dress, $58

Dressy (Hourglass)

Stop the show with this oh-so-chic classic sheath dress with billowy, bell sleeves. Hitting right at the knee, this fitted look hugs your shape in all the right places while showing the room you’ve got style and verve!

Very Dressy (Hourglass)

NORDSTROM, Dress the Population Women’s Tabitha Sequin Minidress, $195

This stunning figure-flaunting sheath mini will set you apart from the crowd! Its subtle art deco pattern & sequin combo will showcase your captivating style and wow onlookers in a sexy, unexpected way!


If your body is pretty much the same size on the top, middle, and bottom, you’ll want wardrobe pieces that provide dimension or give the illusion of a more shapely, proportioned figure. Think patterns & stripes, cinched waists, and flared looks to draw attention to different parts of your body and refine your shape.

NORDSTROM, Women’s Sincerely Jules Everly One-Shoulder Cotton Top, $98

Least Dressy (Rectangle)

This cute, persimmon -colored top offers versatility by offering the option to style it with one shoulder or off-the-shoulder — whichever one strikes your fancy! The tiered ruffle neckline adds dimension to non-curvy figures and serves up a bit a sass while keeping your look sleek and breezy.

NORDSTROM RACK, Romeo & Juliet Couture Faux Leather Fringe Dress, $54.97

Dressy (Rectangle)

Make a fun, yet daring statement with this wine-colored faux leather fringe dress. Its high cut and slightly tapered waist creates an hourglass shape even if you don’t have one, and will dazzle your date. This dress also has a provocative V-shaped back for an extra dash of drama! You go, girl!

ASOS Deep Plunge Maxi Dress, $58

Very Dressy (Rectangle)

This beautiful, berry-colored chiffon dress is a stunner! Its deep-plunging neckline, coupled with a high-banded waist & gently flared bottom half will make you look glamorous and alluring.


When your body shape is a little ‘bigger in the middle,’ your focus should be on wearing clothing with patterns or pieces that create a high or cinched waist. This helps camouflage the midsection and provide a more balanced look so your curves have more definition. Va-va-va-voom!

NORDSTROM RACK, Rachel Zoe Deanna Off-The-Shoulder Silk Blouse, $134.91

Least Dressy (Round)

This bohemian top offers effortlessly chic style with its low key, relaxed look. The silk blouse cascades from its trendy, off-the-shoulder neckline into a flowy finish with long sleeves and tied cuffs. It offers movement, flexibility, with a hint of sophistication for whatever you’ve got planned. Plus, like you, it’s so pretty to look at!

NORDSTROM, Adrianna Papell Women’s Draped Blouson Sheath Dress, $140

Dressy (Round)

For a dressier vibe, this is an awesome choice for adding balance for those of us with rounder shapes. This dresse is draped in two looser-fitting layers with a hi-lo hemline on the top half to disguise the midsection while offering slimming structure and style!

NORDSTROM, Eliza J Women’s Faille & Taffeta Fit & Flare Dress, $158

Very Dressy (Round)

Mix things up a bit with playful patterns and a pop of color! This fun taffeta dress creates an hourglass figure with its bold, form-fitting chevron bodice, and is perfect for camouflaging the midsection by drawing the eye away from that area. It’s clever chevron pattern points upward, slenderizing your shape, while the bottom half serves up a bold punch of sweet Valentine’s Day pink!

I hope I’ve inspired you with these fresh looks to flatter your figure and show off what makes you most comfortable about your beautiful body! Xoxo, my human friend! 
Stylishly Yours,


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