Want to shed those extra pounds without hitting the gym? Silly question — who doesn't? Well, a quick trip to the mall may be all you need to reach your goal weight. Seriously! Just slip into one of these figure-flattering frocks for an instantly slimmer look.
The ruched dress
Zari Dress (Kate Spade, $378)
This mid-section ruched accent will draw immediate attention to your waist — the narrowest part of your body.
The twisted dress
Adrianna Papell Asymmetrical Twist Dress (Nordstrom, $139)
Pull focus upward toward your neck and face to distract from any problem areas you have in your torso or arms by donning a dress with gorgeous twisted detailing at the bust.
The belted dress
Calvin Klein Maxi Dress with Belt (Amazon, $71)
Cinch in your waist with a belted dress to create that oh-so-desirable hourglass silhouette. Adding heels to accompany a longer-style dress will also elongate your body.
The striped dress
Laundry by Shelli Segal Ponte Dress (Saks Fifth Avenue, $195)
Make your figure instantly long and lean with vertical stripes. Bonus: A color-blocked option with a bold hue in the center will give the illusion of a slim midsection.
The A-line dress
Ignite the Night Dress (ModCloth, $53)
Downplay a larger bottom half by rocking an A-line skirt, which will flow beautifully away from your thighs, putting focus on the slimmer areas of your figure.