A line dress is also referred to as a flowing line dress, which is usually long and straight with a short hemline. The magic of a line dress is that it is very fitted at your waist and flares out slowly to your hemline, without showing off your tummy or hips. The beauty in this shape is that you can both minimize your midsection, emphasize the waist, hips, and legs simultaneously, all at the same time. This type of dress can also work with slouchy jeans and t-shirt for a casual look, or with your favorite cocktail dress for a more elegant appearance.
In terms of styling, a line dress is a great way to accentuate your best features. You can wear a dress that has a short line just above your ankles or even a longer one that goes up just below your knees. A shorter line dress can make your legs look longer and add height to your thighs. If you have an hourglass figure, this type of dress will also show off the illusion of a smaller waist by accentuating your hourglass shape. If you have a wider chest, you can use your shoulders to draw the eye away from your breasts and toward your face. A shorter line dress can also draw the eye to your collarbone to show off the shape of your neck. A shorter line dress also works with skinny jeans or strappy sandals to create a flirty look.
If you prefer to stay at home, you can wear a line dress to the office. Your best bet for an office look is to wear a dress that is either fitted or flowered so that your hips are not highlighted. A fitted line dress will help you add a touch of sparkle to a black or gray suit, and it will be perfect for the office when you don’t want to risk showing too much skin. You can also wear a fitted dress with a button-up shirt or a shawl and tie.