If you're a little lady on a quest for a larger bust and Beyonce-esque curves in all the right places then the panel dress is for you. Equally if you're more curvaceous than Queen B could handle and want to slim and trim your bust and booty the panel dress is for you as well. The panel dress is a one style suits all kind of a dress and here's how the A-listers, with varying body shapes, wear theirs and the dresses you need to do the same...
Get the look: Lipstick Boutique Chanel Dress, ¬£60.
We've all seen, well too much of Mel B. She went through a phase of getting her underwear out (and that was on a low-key day) and thus we're in no doubt about how much junk she's got in her trunk. Thankfully the big busted, hippy ex-Spice Girl knows exactly how to keep her curves in check now and in this svelte and sexy monochrome panel dress she looks seriously chic and slim without sacrificing on the sexy. Team LBD recommend a black and white colour palette for fuller figures and hourglass shapes and if you can, opt for an illusion dress with a white centre and black panelling as it draws attention to the smaller middle panel and smooths over lumps and bumps in your silhouette.
Get the look: L.2.Mae Menara Dress, ¬£65.
Kimberley Walsh. It might not seem like the energetic singer, actress and dancer needs any help from a panel dress but she's a self confessed pear shape who strives to keep her lower half trim. This clever little panel dress works similarly to Mel B's in that the lightest section is in the middle but an extra trick for shapes like Kimberley's is finding a panel that scoops or points inwards. Just like the celeb's dress our L.2.Mae dress curves around the waist and point inwards just underneath the waist, completely missing out and skimming over those extra inches. Even A-listers need a little help sometimes!
Get the look: Bernshaw Mattea Dress, ¬£322.
If you're a straight up and down kind of a girl with slight curves you'd like to make the most of we'd like to point you in the direction of model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The block monochrome panels on this bestseller from Bernshaw has clever hourglass shaped lines that will create petite shapes a new and seriously feminine figure and the 3/4 length sleeves are great for bigger women who want to conceal problem arms.
Get the look: Fount Bodycon Sheer Sleeve Dress, ¬£42.
We all know black is the most slimming colour to wear. But deep shades of red, navy and purple can be just as slimming. Team this flattering hue with panel detailing and long sleeves and you've got a figure-friendly dress whatever your size and shape. We love how lithe and leggy Blake Lively drew attention upwards and created the illusion of a bigger bust with the shiny panel insert and also downwards with a white hem and of course those long pins, further accentuated by white high heels, meaning her petite middle is almost forgotten.
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