Straight Talk: 7 Slimming Dresses
Slim Dress: Bottom Line
Forget the traditional ball gown. Formfitting, slim dresses are this season's hottest style.
A cathedral-length train scattered with chiffon petals gives this fitted lace gown a whimsical flair.
Gown by Enzoani, $3,300; necklace by Dannijo, $420M
By Heather Levine
Slim Dress: Deco Drama
Intricate beads and artful scallops aren't just for princess-style ball gowns.
Wedding dress by Kenneth Pool, $7,995; crystal headband by Erica Koesler Wedding Accessories, $350; white topaz earrings by Joan Hornig Philanthropy is Beautiful, $2,400; ring by Arik Kastan, $2,600. ON HIM: Three-piece suit by Ascot Chang, $1,860; straiped shirt by Hugo Boss, $145
Slim Dress: Top Edit
Add volume and a bit of mystery to any sheath with a bloom-embellished shrug.
Wedding dress, $4,000, and bolero, $1,900, both by Claire Pettibone; rose gold and diamond earrings by Irene Neuwirth, $7,350
Slim Dress: Fresh Hint
Peekaboo Chantilly lace makes this conservative cap-sleeve style feel current and even a touch risque.
Gown by Matthew Christopher, $2,650; headband by Naugi, $87; earrings by BaubleBar, $24
Slim Dress: Back Story
A skin-baring style is a great way to create drama when you don't have loads of layers of tulle.
Gown by Max Azria, $448; earrings by Judith Ripka, $2,600; cuff by Melinda Maria, $198
Slim Dress: Hush Tones
A flowy goddess gown is a softer, more romantic alternative to a structured sheath.
Chiffon gown by Maggie Sottero, $1,000; headpiece by The New York Fascinator Company, $30; earrings by Gerard Yosca, $135; bracelets by Roxanne Assoulin for Lee Angel, $110 for set of three; engagement ring by Penny Preville, $4,180; sandals by Benjamin Adams, $299
Slim Dress: New Twists
Gown by Vineyard Collection, $2,675; earrings by R.J.Graziano, $75; necklace by Madame Mathilde, $375; engagement ring by JudeFrances Jewelry, $2,900. ON HIM: Tuxedo by Billy Reid, $1,900; checked shirt by Ascot Chang, $262.50