Office-Approved Summer Dresses for Every Figure

Summer is one of the most challenging seasons when it comes to dressing for work as the weather is warm while the offices are cold. And the first thing you want to think about is what to wear to work that will look season-appropriate at the same time professional. Depending on your workplace and body type, summer dresses are great flatter you while keeping you cool. So, keep on reading to scoop our styling tricks.

Celery or Straight Body Shape

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Characterized by straight shape without any curves, celery body types will look more flattering in low necklines and fit-and-flare style of dresses to create the illusion of curves. A fitted sheath dress is perfect for a straight body type as it creates the illusion of curves, while the longer length will keep the look professional. If you’re wearing a sheer lace dress in the office, think of a blazer or lightweight coat that will soften the severity of the sleek dress and will keep you office-appropriate. You may also think of wider sleeves and pleated dresses that will add some volume to your lean frame.

Apple Body Type

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If you have an apple body type, which is characterized by a rounded stomach and leaner arms and legs, show off your slim legs with a shift dress. Tent dresses, A-line dresses, and shift dresses will help to balance your broader upper body while concealing your midsection perfectly. You may also go for a shirtdress or a puffed sleeved dress with a shift style that will look perfect on you. In the office, you may layer a brightly colored cardigan that will keep you cool and chic while adding the illusion of curves through its panels.

Pear Body Shape

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Characterized by heavier hips, thighs, and legs, a pear body shape will look great in a fit-and-flare dress that will enhance your slim upper body and flatter your lower half perfectly. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, you may go for a two-toned dress with an empire style to elongate your leg line, making you look leaner and taller. If you need an additional layer, a slightly boxy, cropped blazer is your best bet. Robe dresses, wrap dresses, and high-waist style of dresses will look functional and stylish enough for your shape.

Hourglass Body Shape

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Since you have that perfect figure, show off your curvy figure and defined waist with a body con dress, but keep your hemlines and necklines conservative. Also, you may look for dresses that are balanced proportionally on the top and bottom as well as styles with cinched-in waists. For chilly offices, pair your tea dresses with a chic office blazer that defined on the waist. You may also add more curves with color paneled dresses that placed strategically on your outfit. Indeed, beating the heat with style is one of the most valuable tricks every woman should master while flattering her own body shape.

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