A woman in the AMUR Belle Dress stands on a garden path. She is accessorized with a beige clutch and open-toed heels, surrounded by meticulously maintained gardens and a decorative hedge backdrop.


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These Are The Most Flattering Designer Dresses I’ve Ever Laid Eyes On

No matter the season, no matter the occasion, we all want to stock our closets with flattering designer dresses. To that end, I’ve tracked down the best spring/summer silhouettes available to shop right now. And, trust me when I say, no matter which of these dresses you slip into, it’ll be the most flattering you’ve ever worn. Choose your favorites from Reformation, Bardot, Self Portrait, Anthropologie, and more. And I won’t blame you for adding more than one of these perfect dresses to your cart!

A woman in a flattering BARDOT Lilah Sleeveless Corset Midi Dress.


A woman in a flattering DÔEN Katherina Dress stands beside a railing on a pathway carved through a rocky arch, gazing outwards. Tall green trees and grey skies are visible in the background.


Flattering Designer Dresses For Your Spring/Summer Day Plans

Flattering designer dresses usually come into play for evening events. However, we want to feel our best selves during the daytime too! Luckily, I’ve found plenty of swoon-worthy silhouettes to compliment your figure from low-key weekend brunch plans to sunny vacation days. For example, the Lilah sleeveless corset midi dress by Bardot.  Firstly, this gorgeous dress has a stunning, square neckline, wide shoulder straps, and a tailored bodice to sculpt and accentuate your shape. Secondly, even with simple flats and a cute day bag, like the Naima slide sandals by Carrie Forbes and Micro Sense crossbody bay by Chloé it’ll be one of the prettiest SS24 outfits in your closet.

Meanwhile, the Katherina dress by Doen is the ultimate little white dress for spring and summer weather. The shirred bodice is supremely flattering, plus, the pretty puffed sleeves and voluminous A-line skirt give the perfect proportions. Pair it with the trending Mary Jane slippers, also by Doen, and a casual tote bag like the Saloon crochet shopper tote by Weekend Max Mara. They’ll go perfectly with this and countless other dresses for the months ahead.

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  • DRESS THE POPULATION Carlita Bustier A-Line Midi Dress

  • REFORMATION Irisa Dress

  • REFORMATION Evianna Linen Dress

  • MILLY Flowers of Spain Linen Blend Midi Sundress

  • REFORMATION Pavia Knit Dress

  • LSPACE Candice Cover Up Dress

  • LOVESHACKFANCY Brookhaven Dress


  • RETROFÊTE Heather Dress

  • SOLACE LONDON Afra Strapless Draped Satin-twill And Crepe Gown

  • ADAM LIPPES Pleated Floral-print Cotton-sateen Midi Dress

  • ANTHROPOLOGIE Slim Strapless Ruched Dress

  • DÔEN Katherina Dress

  • SELF-PORTRAIT Embellished Gathered Stretch-tulle Gown

  • SELF-PORTRAIT Guipure Lace Midi Dress

  • AQUA Lace Midi Dress

  • ENGLISH FACTORY Tie Back Knit Maxi Dress

  • BARDOT Lilah Sleeveless Corset Midi Dress

  • KHAITE The Bruna Off-shoulder Maxi Dress

  • MIU MIU Short-sleeved Velvet Mini Dress

  • MAC DUGGAL Sleeveless V-Neck Mesh Midi Dress

  • RAMY BROOK Alianna Strapless Midi Dress

  • MORE TO COME Haylo Maxi Dress

  • NBD Alyn Mini Dress

  • ALEX PERRY Long Sleeve Satin Drape Corset Dress

  • ZIMMERMANN Natura Midi Corset Dress

  • AMUR Belle Dress


Flattering Designer Dresses For Your After Dark Plans

With warm weather evening plans slowly filling up our calendars, we all need flattering designer dresses to suit every dress code. Opt for the slim strapless ruched dress by Anthropologie for a chic and timeless look. Firstly, this slinky bodycon style dress demands attention. Secondly, the mid-calf length skirt and strapless neckline are a match made in heaven. Keep your styling simple to maintain all the focus on your dress. Hint: the Blake 75mm leather pumps by Saint Laurent and Monarch medium glossed croc-effect leather shoulder bag by Tom Ford will look incredible with this classic silhouette.

Finally, when only a floral evening dress will do, choose Dress The Population’s Carlita bustier midi dress for a fun and flattering fit. It’s the ideal date night dress, plus, you can use your shoes and accessories to elevate the multi-colored embroidery details. I love the Arianna peep toe heels by Doen and the Musubi leather cross-body bag by Acne Studios with this for spring/summer events!

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A woman in an elegant ANTHROPOLOGIE Slim Strapless Ruched Dress with a draped detail, paired with large hoop earrings and orange high heels, posing against a gray background.


A young woman in a DRESS THE POPULATION Carlita Bustier A-Line Midi Dress and orange heels poses with one leg lifted, smiling in front of a dark gray background.


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