If you're looking for the perfect dress to show off your figure this prom season, aim for a dress with a fitted bodice and a long, flowing skirt. Gowns that feature bows, sashes or belts at the waist help highlight the skinniest part of you while glossing over any lumps and bumps you might have.
Whether you're naturally a skinny-minnie or more of a buxom beauty, a belted gown is flattering on any figure. Even if you've been enjoying a few too many donuts and can't remember the last time you went to the gym, you can fake a classic hourglass physique with a tightly-belted dress.
Consider the lavender dress that Kelly Osbourne sported at the 2011 Grammy Awards. Kelly hasn't traditional been known for her feminine fashion, but this former punk-rocker is embracing her girly side with a new blonde 'do and a ruffly gown with a flattering sash that highlighted her natural waist. In fact, Kelly recently dropped more than 40 pounds and is now down to a size 2, so the dress was the perfect way to show off her newly trim physique.