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Fashion solutions: 3 dreamy summer dress styles to suit different body types

There’s no need to sweat it when the mercury rises…

By Asda Good Living, 03 August 2016
Fashion solutions: 3 dreamy summer dress styles to suit different body types

When warm weather hits, it’s usually for the briefest of periods in Britain but it does still mean that we need to dress for the hot spell. And as many of us appreciate, this can be an absolute fashion minefield!

What if you hate showing off your legs? And when you’re paranoid about your bingo wings? There are ways of dressing for the heat, without flashing too much flesh – it’s all down to the styles you wear.

Throwing on a simple summer dress is the easiest way to get dressed when it’s baking outside but choosing a dress that flatters your figure, gives you confidence and is appropriate away from the confines of your back garden often causes a style dilemma.

We’ve highlighted three common body concerns and showcased three different summer dress styles that will answer your woes. And not only will they subtly disguise those areas you want to keep from view, but they’ll also tick some of this summer’s key trends too. Double whammy!

So whatever your body paranoia might be, this summer you can stride out with confidence when the temperature rises in one of these summer frocks…

Upper arm worries

If you didn’t fancy hitting the gym back in March (and who did?!) to tone up your upper arms then simply avoid sleeveless tops and dresses altogether and opt for dresses with short sleeves or capped sleeves that don’t cling tightly but will glide over arms and leave your silhouette looking slim.  

Boyish figure

It might not sound like a ‘dilemma’ if you’re fortunate enough to boast enviable curves but plenty of women have a very boyish figure and always look to create a more feminine silhouette. Accentuating your waist is a simple but effective way to do this, whether you choose a dress with a tie waist or use your own skinny belt to cinch you in. 

Small boobs

Small up top? No worries. Tap up this season’s hottest style by working the cold shoulder trend. You won’t want to flash your non-existent cleavage in a plunging number so why not show off another area of your body that feels less risky? Off the shoulder tops and dresses have hit the high street hard so you won’t be short of options. 

Shop our favourite George at Asda summer dresses below.

From left to right:

Tassel tie printed dress

Patchwork maxi dress

Cold shoulder patchwork dress