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Gossip Girl Leighton Meester in black BCBG dress at Longchamp party

Fab Body Guide: Dangerous Curves Ahead

Leighton Meester's body is smokin', but by no means curvalicious. So why am I using her as a poster child for curves? Because in her BCBG dress, she proves that you don't need major curves to look womanly. Here, her body looks more hourglass-like than usual, thanks to the dramatic racerback bodice of her LBD.

Notice how the straps sit closer in, away from her shoulders, and how the sides dramatically curve below her armpits? That inverted cutout draws in your gaze and makes you picture an hourglass figure. Of course, a body-conscious fit also helps to move this illusion along. Watch out, dangerous curves ahead!

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mariserin mariserin 8 years
this is exactly why i never wear racerbacks! emphasizes my curves TOO much
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I already have an hourglass figure. Also, I have a top that has that detail. I find that it really emphasize my bust (I'm a natural C-cup). It's really provocative.
piksie007 piksie007 8 years
i love racerbacks cuz i have small boobs and broad shoulders, but somehow racerbacks are always flattering.
Rnicolew Rnicolew 8 years
Love it... and for the record curvy is good... just in case the pre teens didnt know ;-)
emalove emalove 8 years
I love the racerback style on tops and dresses.
itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 8 years
i actually really dig that dress. i could see myself rocking something like it a few pounds from now.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
she looks great
Vip100 Vip100 8 years
I really like the Versace dress underneath the picture of Leighton Meester. I'm the same body type, where i really don't have many curves, i'm just average. So this is a great tip.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Her waist seems to be pretty narrow in proportion to her hips, and I do like how this cut accentuates that.
erinleighralph erinleighralph 8 years
This actually looks more like a recipe for armpit-fat disaster if you're not really thin. I have a-cups but my armpit flab would be flyin' all over the place in a dress/armscythe cut this way!
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
Well then let me stay away from this advice.. I don't want to be too Curvy...
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