Far left: For a silhouette that skims and slims, slip on a slinky satin bias-cut gown. The angled skirt creates a fluid line from hip to hem; beaded crisscross straps and a cowl neckline accent the draped bodice. About $3,290, Amy Michelson. Headband, Regina B.
Near left: If you’re more comfortable keeping your bottom half hidden, go undercover in a figure-forgiving A-line. This silk-satin style with hand beading and embroidery has a skirt with a natural waist that sits just above the hips; inverted side pleats are extra slenderizing. About $4,970, Lazaro.