Forgiving style

by Amanda Bedgood

Fab dressing with extra room

Fabulous style doesn't have to be painful. I know beauty is pain (hello, leg waxing), but when it comes to dressing, a shape that's forgiving can work quite well. No sucking in, no evil spanks. We spotted three such dresses that are high on style and utterly forgiving in shape.

Vanessa V. is home to several maxi dresses that let you disguise the middle and show off those arms. We love this neutral floral print perfect for daytime or dressed up for a date night.

Over at Maven Womenswear a cool creamy dress with soft blue details is bohemian chic and figure flattering without the snug fit. Just add some tall wedges or Floggs and you're good to go.

Hemline boasts some festival dresses you can wear all summer long and we are digging this sweet little black and white one with pink details. Perfect for flat little sandals, a sweet flower hippie wreath and some cool shades.