I adore this Rachel Pally dress. Maybe it’s because when I was a kid I had a one-piece swimsuit that had the same sunburst-shaped ruching. I remember that suit also had a crazy colorful pattern that I loved at the time of purchase, but later wished was a solid like all the other girls had. I always did that! I picked out stuff I thought was different and interesting, then regretted it later because I was too insecure to stand out. Thank goodness I have finally (mostly) outgrown that.
Anyway! How flattering does this dress look? The ruching is going to do desirable things for your waist, number one. Number two, there’s something about asymmetry that is almost always flattering. And if you’ve ever had a Rachel Pally dress, you know her modal fabric is uber comfy. Note: Spanx are sometimes necessary, but not always. You can buy it for $224 at Shopbop.