Discover The Perfect Dress

At Talbots, we have styles for every occasion to fit and flatter your figure. Learn what our fashion experts know about choosing a style that's right for you; then shop with confidence. The perfect dress, or two, is just a click away.

One-Piece Dresses Description
A-Line This flattering silhouette is easy and comfortable to wear. It flares gently away from the body creating a soft, A-line shape. Fit for any body.
Sheath Always classic, the sheath makes an elegant statement through the simplicity of its lines. Straight-fitted, with no waistline, it looks perfectly suited under a jacket. It accentuates the legs and hits at or above the knees.
Column A silhouette that creates the appearance of length with a slimming effect. The long, vertical line of the column dress provides a monochromatic look, and with no defined waistline, it's a comfortable choice.
Fit & Flare Exceedingly feminine, the fitted bodice slims the upper body and draws attention upward. Its slightly flared skirt conceals fuller hips and thighs.
Empire Waist With its unique style, the Empire-waist dress creates an elongated look. Its waist sits just under the bustline, enhancing a smaller figure and adding length to a shorter torso.
Bias Cut It’s a seamless look with a soft silhouette and offers a loose, comfortable fit. Cut on the diagonal, it has a fluid drape and an exceptionally smooth appearance.
Shirtdress This classic is an everyday favorite. Wear it with a belt to give the waist definition or without for a relaxed, polished look.
Dance Dress This seasonless style is typically more fitted in the bodice with a fuller skirt made for movement. The skirt is often detailed with pleats, folds or shirring. This style creates a shapely waistline and accentuates the upper portion of the body and legs. Perfect for many body shapes.
Halter Dress This silhouette shows off the shoulders and arms. The cutaway shape creates a very flattering, tapered bodice.
Strapless This dress places emphasis on the shoulders, arms and torso. The lower half of the dress can take any form from slim columns to full ball skirts.

Jacket Dresses Description
Bolero Jacket Flattering to the classic hourglass shape, this jacket accentuates and enhances a shapely waistline. For the woman who has similar bust, waist and hip measurements, this is a perfect choice. The short, bolero-style jacket complements dresses without overpowering or looking too structured.
Shirt Jacket Perfectly suited for the office or whenever you require a little extra polish. The unstructured jacket looks modern while front-closures create a long, lean appearance.
Enjoy the ease of a one-piece dress with the sophisticated appearance of a two-piece ensemble. This flattering style lengthens the torso and is slimming.
Two-Piece Suit Both figure flattering and versatile, this silhouette works for all body types. The two-piece suit offers great essentials to mix and match with your wardrobe. It’s perfect for the office and special events.
Reefer Coat and Dress Modern and elegant, the reefer coat's straightened shape and uninterrupted lines create a slimming appearance that flatters and elongates any figure. In addition, the reefer offers optional coverage throughout the day and night.
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