Summer Dresses for Every Shape

Pippa Middleton in a Topshop summer dress
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Summer Dresses for Every Shape

01 of 09

Summer Dresses for Every Shape

Sundresses for Every Shape - Taylor Swift - Leighton Meester
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Summer Dresses for Every Shape

02 of 09

Tall

Taylor Swift in a Shoshanna summer dress
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The nearly 6-foot Taylor Swift (in Shoshanna) showed that retro-inspired is the right way to go for tall girl! A just-above-the-knee hemline keeps her from looking lanky, while still showcasing her impressive gams.

Stencil-print dress, ASOS Collection, $72.72;

asos.com.

03 of 09

Petite

Nicole Richie in a Winter Kate dress
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Nicole Richie's Winter Kate dress has a mid-thigh hemline in perfect proportion to her less-than-statuesque height. Try an ethereal chiffon print design from AllSaints to flatter your own petite form.

Silk dress, AllSaints, $295;

allsaints.com.

04 of 09

Pear-Shaped

Leighton Meester in a Vera Wang summer dress
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Leighton Meester chose a Vera Wang print dress with a tulip skirt that gracefully glides over hips. Flatter a fuller lower body with a draped number from Thakoon Addition.

Rayon jersey dress, Thakoon Addition, $295;

net-a-porter.com.

05 of 09

Pregnant

Kristin Cavallari in a Kmart maxi dress
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An empire waist plus a flowing skirt made this non-maternity design a savvy choice for the expectant Kristin Cavallari. Get the exact same maxidress for under $30 from Kmart!

Polyester-spandex maxidress, Attention by Kmart, $29.99;

kmart.com.

06 of 09

Curvy

Jennifer Hudson in a Roland Mouret dress
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Jennifer Hudson worked her curves in a clingy Roland Mouret sheath with a defined waist. Try a peplum number from Dorothy Perkins to make the most of your hourglass.

Peplum dress, Dorothy Perkins, $89;

dorothyperkins.com.

07 of 09

Full-Figured

Amber Riley in a flattering summer dress
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Glee's Amber Riley flattered her womanly form with a high-waist print dress with a full skirt. Get the look with a ruched-top sundress from H&M.

Viscose dress, H&M, $34.95; at H&M stores.

08 of 09

Boyish

Olivia Palermo in a Rebecca Taylor summer dress
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Olivia Palermo added volume to her narrow frame with frilly tiers. An A-line Rebecca Taylor dress will create a similar effect for your boyish body.

Metallic chiffon dress, Rebecca Taylor, $350;

rebeccataylor.com.

09 of 09

Athletic

Pippa Middleton in a Topshop summer dress
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Pippa Middleton (in Topshop) added curves to her well-muscled physique with a tie-waist dress. Get the look with a faux-wrap style from Merona.

Polyester-spandex jersey dress, Merona for Target, $24.99;

target.com.

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