The title of this post may have been a bit of a misnomer. Ruched dresses are actually on good terms with pretty much everyone, but if you’re a curvier girl looking to step into the body-conscious dress arena, a ruched dress is the way to go. Whereas a straight-up fitted dress does little to disguise the mushier areas we all have, gathered pieces cleverly camouflage them with flattering folds of fabric, daring people to guess where the dress begins and you end. We love the dress at left, but it’s a little pricey. For a more affordable alternative, Topshop gets the job done.