WHY WE LOVE IT
It's the only fall trend that indulges in sexiness. These dresses also flatter and slim most figures—even when they fit close to the body—because of the well-placed seams and graphic lines.
HOW TO WEAR IT
Find the sheer insets, curvy cuts, and sparkling geometric shapes that strategically glorify your body to make inches optically vanish. These clothes have little hanger appeal, so you must try them on. Play off extremes and forget about color.
Photos: (left to right) Alberta Ferretti, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Michael Kors, Bottega Veneta
Obakki Cotton-wool Dress, $495 BUY IT
Helmut Lang Dress
Sequined lambskin, $1,495; helmutlang.com.
Boss Black Dress
Boss Black Wool and Silk Dress, $850
Cache Polyester-spandex Dress, $158 BUY IT
Calvin Klein Dress
Calvin Klein Sequined Polyester-rayon Dress, $128