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Dear Budget Fashionista, I need advice! I love dresses and my look is feminine classic (I’m an attorney, so have to be a tad conservative), with – i like to think – a touch of fashionista. My shoulders are broader than my narrow hips, i have a pretty large bust and not much of a waist. i usually wear a 10-12 on top to accommodate the bust and a 6 on the bottom. What dresses can I wear without highlighting my flaws? Answer: You have what is called an inverted triangle body shape- meaning you are bigger on your top than you are on your bottom. Look for dresses with minimum detail in the shoulder bust area and dresses with a square necklines which help minimize your neckline. You can also wear knit dresses with a bit more fabric (and give) in the bust line (thus allowing you to purchase a smaller size), but slimmer at the bottom- like the Doleman sleeve dress shown above from Banana republic. And, in some cases, you can wear wrap dresses, because you can go one size up for the bust, but wrap the dress tighter around the waist. Avoid epaulets and puff sleeves on dresses.