The Best Dress Shapes for a Flat Butt

Choose the right dress for your body if you have a flat tush.

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Every girl has a part of her body she's not so fond of. If your derriere isn't exactly all you wish it were, the last thing you want is to make it look even flatter -- which can happen if you wear the wrong clothes. If you're shopping for a dress, the good news is there are more than enough dress styles to pick from that will flatter your figure and give you a bit more body in your tush.


A strapless dress is a good choice if you have a flat butt. It emphasizes your neck and shoulders, drawing the attention to your bare skin up top and away from your bottom half. For the best silhouette, the dress should fit tightly to your body, over the rear too, and flare slightly right at the bottom; dressing yourself in a completely loose-fitting sack is not the goal.


An A-line dress is a nice shorter style if you have a flat tush you'd rather not draw attention to. It doesn't make your butt look any flatter because it flares out just slightly from the waist down, creating the A-line shape. Better yet, find a dress that has interesting, decorative details around the neckline, such as a bow that ties up on the side or intricate beadwork.


A ballgown dress is perfect if you have a flat butt. The bodice is fitted close to your body so you still show off your figure, but the skirt of the dress is elaborate and poufy, so your derriere is completely covered up. For your prom, a wedding or other formal event, this dress shape is ideal for your figure.


A strapless maxi or one with thin straps -- the more bare skin up top, the more attention you draw up and away from your rear -- is flattering if you want to cover your butt up more. Choose a dress that is fitted up top and looser from the waist down, so it drapes nicely over your butt and doesn't emphasize the lack of bootay.

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