Flattering Bridesmaid Dresses

Dark and lovely hues—think navy, charcoal, purple or basic black—offer slenderizing style for your party girls.

Left: A two-toned palette can whittle down a voluptuous figure. Here, sleek black side panels on a smoky gray silk slipdress visually slim wide hips. The finely gathered bust and waistband play up sexy curves. About $345, Nicole Miller, 800-365-4721. Earrings and bracelet, R.J. Graziano, 212-685-1248. Headband, Goody. Shoes, David’s Bridal, 877-693-2743

Right: The crossover waist on this black sleeveless chiffon dress with pleated front makes a great shape even more stunning. The tea-length skirt shows off shapely legs. About $130, David’s Bridal. Earrings and bracelet, R.J. Graziano, 212-685-1248. Headband, Goody. Shoes, David’s Bridal, 877-693-2743. Clutch, Franchi, valise.com.

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