Thanks to the perfectly placed knot accent, this black stunner will cover a multitude of sins (or extra doughnuts, as the case may be). Sure, you can wear it for a dressy occasion, but you can also put on flats and spend the day gallery hopping with a friend ($248, anntaylor.com).
The slightly higher waistline here will put the accent (visually) on the slimmest part of your middle (it’s almost Empire but not quite), while the soft gathers will fall over any, ahem, protrusion ($228, lordandtaylor.com).
Cocktails, anyone? If you have an occasion to play dress-up, consider this frock. Love the lace overlay, love the peplum detail and really love the specially designed compression fabric that firms and shapes. The company insists you’ll look a size smaller ($300, newyorkdress.com).