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The Body-Flattering, Sweet-Revenge Dress

Whether you're newly single or just looking to make a splash, these dresses are your keys to success

By Suzanne Martine | December 10, 2012

Philosophers from George Herbert to REM have said that living well is the best revenge. As a fashion editor, I’ve always felt the corollary to that is, looking great is the best revenge on your ex. And what better way to pull that off than with a clingy dress that flatters you in all right places?
If you’re a new divorcée—or single and looking to change that status, or just want to spruce up your look—these dresses are your keys to summer success. They’re sexy in an age-appropriate way, will compliment any figure, and are right for almost any occasion, from the office to an after-work cocktail party to Saturday night on the town.
No matter what our stage of life, we can still look pretty damn great. It might just take a bit more effort, but I believe that effort is satisfying—and confidence-building. It’s a kind of self-nurturing. Rather than hide your assests, hug them! (And with today's undergarment body shapers, almost nothing is off-limits.)

You heard it here first: “I love me the way I am” is the new “perfect.”
Fashion writer and editor Suzanne Martine has worked for a number of major publications (Elle, More, L'Officiel) in New York and Paris over the past three decades.