Why is wide dress in fashion? Because airy woman silhouette again conquered the podium. Any woman with any type of figure will look fabuluous in flared dress. The flared dress is the answer to the constant question how to hide all the flaws of a figure and to emphasize advantages. The wide dress has many varieties, but here we will describe the most attractive since the trend is risky and should approach it with caution.

Flared dress

Free silhouettes are convenient for warm season. That is why the flared dress applies for the place in every woman’s wardrobe. It is necessary only to choose the model which would look perfectly on your figure. It wouldn’t be desirable that the dress was associated with a nightgown.

Flared Dress 1

Antonio Marras Lace Shirtdress, was $1135, now $681

Antonio Marras Embroidered Midi Shirtdress, was $1350, now $810

Comme des Garcons Comme des Garcons Eyelet Lace Shift, was $1500, now $900


What is the optimal degree of freedom? Too wide model may look unattractive.

Certainly, light material is the most suitable option for such styles. The flying chiffon dress or silk dress in hot summer day seems the best choice. Even with respect to cotton dress or linen dresses. The last can be a bit “heavy” for such weather.

Silk Chiffon Flared Dress 1

Eileen Fisher Silk Asymmetrical-Hem Dress, $398

Polo Ralph Lauren Silk Chiffon Dress, was $398, now $238.80


The flared dress made of light fabric inexplicably can transform even a thin boyish figure, giving it a feminine shape. It is enough to tie a dress belt.

This completely feminine subject of clothes – a breath of fresh air after the long period of domination of male style in female fashion.

Silk Chiffon Flared Dress 2

See by Chloe Layered Silk Dress, $525

Chloé Ruffled Silk Crepon Dress, $3350

Tibi Midori Linen & Silk Printed Dress, was $675, now $405

Eileen Fisher Silk Asymmetrical Dress, $378

Chloé Pleated Silk Maxi Dress, was $5895, now $3537


If desired, you can choose the style of dress covering all figure from the clavicles to anklebones, and with long sleeves. But this model does not lose its lightness and flirtatious. These styles may be desirable for older women who want to feel “safe”. You can wear a blazer or a suede jacket over a dress.

Long Sleeved Flared Dress

Halston Heritage Colorblock Angled Caftan, was $395, now $237

Haute Hippie Printed Silk Chiffon Shirt Dress, $585

Emilio Pucci Silk Tie-Dye Tunic Dress, was $1990, now $1194

Diane von Furstenberg Aria Tunic Dress, $368

Diane von Furstenberg Aria Silk Tunic Dress, $398


Another advantage of a flared dress – it’s easy to buy online because it doesn’t require strict fit and some degree of freedom is possible.

Dress with drapery

Such dresses can perfectly combine the advantages of the fitting and wide silhouettes. It is a model which more or less densely sits on a figure, but leaves a scope for imagination and guessing. The only requirement – draperies have to be in the right places: where there are problem areas, e.g., in the abdomen to disguise it or a breast – for its visual increase.

Flared Dress With Drapery

Halston Heritage Crinkled Belted Maxi Dress, $395

Elie Tahari Alanis Draped Dress, $368

Diane von Furstenberg Sybil Printed Pleated Silk Dress, $498

Burberry Prorsum Degrade Silk Ruffle Dress, was $2495, now $1497

Halston Heritage Strapless Floral Pleated Dress, $345


Wide dress as a reflection of spacious silhouettes fashion

Spacious silhouettes thoroughly pressed the form-fitting silhouettes.  And wide dress is in line with actual trends. Boho style and a reminder of the seventies fashion era  – all this is now very actual.

Boho Style Flared DressNatori Knit Caftan, $170

Roberto Cavalli Floral Cotton & Silk Caftan, $750

Just Cavalli Palm-Print Stretch Silk Caftan, was $1060, now $636

 Josie Natori Bold Blossom Silk Caftan, was $495, now $297

Etro Dhely Rose Silk Caftan, was $885, now $531


Another trendy option – wide dress can be worn instead of a tunic with leggings or skinny jeans.

Spacious top perfectly suits tall ladies with big shoulders.

In a word, by summer it is necessary to buy one of the listed above models. Spacious light dresses made of natural fabrics are irreplaceable for the resort.

I hope you enjoyed this article and if you have any questions about FLARED DRESSES or want to leave your own personal review, leave a comment below.


  1. Thank you so much for an article that a learned a lot from. I wasn’t even sure what a flared dress was. Being a mother to lots of children has completely taken my sense of fashion away. Now I know exactly what I need!

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  2. I never would have considered a flared dress because I am on the shorter side…but I like the concept of paring this shape with skinny jeans to give a softness and sense of elegance to that look. What length do you suggest for a shorter person with curves?

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