LOOK FOR… Dresses that do not accent the waistline, such as shifts, subtle A-lines, and Empire styles (such as the maternity style worn by a very pregnant Halle Berry), and dresses with matching jackets or coats.
AVOID… Anything that accentuates the waist and dresses that are too tight, stiff or bulky.
DON'T FORGET… Draw attention away from your middle with open necklines. Monochromatic looks are the most slimming. Blouson shapes can be flattering.