Make yourself look trimmer with optical illusions, such as clever panelling.
Red dress, £49, 10-22, www.kaleidoscope.co.uk
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Nip in your waist with this optical illusion side-panel dress.
Waist-detail dress, £30, 8-22, www.bhs.com
Pretty and perfect for pears!
Lace peplum top, £35, 8-18, Rocha at Debenhams, www.debenhams.com
A chic and flattering fuller skirt will flow easily over bigger bottoms.
Stripe dress, £64.95, xs-xl, www.landsend.co.uk
If you are pear shaped, use a belt to accentuate your smaller waist.
Leather belts, £8 each, xs-l, www.accessorize.com
Jersey dresses with clever draping and side ruching will effortlessly disguise a less-than-svelte middle.
Red-spot dress, £32, 10-24, www.isme.com
Choose busy all-over prints and knots that sit around the tummy area.
Blue-spot dress, £99, 8-18, www.fennwrightmanson.com