Split Second Styling Tips
How To Make A Baggy Dress More Flattering Without A Belt

A hack for making a loose dress more flattering in under a minute.

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After body-con’s years-long reign, we’re beyond relieved to see (way) more relaxed silhouettes gain traction in the retail sphere. Curve-clinging tank dresses may still have paparazzi appeal, but we’re fully taking advantage of the sack dress’ moment in the sun, stuffing our closets with the ultimate low-maintenance style. (Real talk: A bandaged column will always be too restrictive for a serious brunch situation.) As much as we love the freedom of looser frocks, we know what it's like to scrunch your nose at a shapeless reflection while donned in something at this end of the slinkiness spectrum. While a belt might obliterate the look you’re going for, this ridiculously simple hack subtly indicates that you actually have a waist and makes the dress itself look better, too. See fashion features editor Connie Wang demonstrate on a bead-embellished number from Simon Premium Outlets above, then go order pancakes — full stack or bust.
Easy Sack Dress Styling TipReleased on September 9, 2015

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