Slim Silhouette: Side-Paneled Dress

Want to create the illusion of a slimmer figure? A side-paneled dress can do just the trick and we've got tips to show you how! All the items in this story can be mixed and matched.
by Erin Torrejon   |  Nov 7, 2012
product photos by Patrick Martires
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Dressing to complement your body type is always a challenge, let alone dressing to appear slimmer. It may be a little challenging, but there are tons of tricks and clothes that can help anyone shed a few pounds without moving a muscle. One piece of clothing that can give the illusion of a slimmer body is the side-paneled dress. Dark side-panelling in particular instantly cuts off the sides of your silhouette, giving the illusion of a curvier body. Not only is it a flattering design, but it's also one of the It dresses this season! We couldn't resist scouring the malls in order to create outfits that can help slim any silhouette. Take a look at our great finds and get inspired to recreate similar outfits!

How would you style your own side-paneled dress? Share your own fashion tips by leaving a comment!

Forever 21. SM Megamall, Mandaluyong; SM Makati; SM City North Edsa; SM City Cebu; Mall of Asia, Pasay
Folded and Hung. SM Megamall, Mandaluyong; Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas.
Penshoppe. SM Megamall, Mandaluyong;  Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas; Glorietta 5, Ayala.
XOXO. Greenbelt 3, Makati; Trinoma, Quezon City; Robinsons Place, Ermita.
Carmelletes Shoes. Crossings, Shangri-La Plaza; Landmark, Makati; SM Southmall Department Store, Las Pinas. 
So Fab! Glorietta 5, Ayala; Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas; SM Manila.
Yhansy. Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas.

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Erin Torrejon
Former Associate Fashion and Beauty Editor
Resident fashion and beauty girl. I’m a health-nut who devotes cheat days to french fries and other glorious carbs. I live at the beach and I can talk about movies, music,  clothes, and my current beauty obsessions for hours on end. 
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