For the athletic-shaped woman, a tie waist dress will add curves. The black and white dress pictured is an affordable option from Target for $24.99.
Boyish-shaped women should look for pleated, ruffled dresses that create the illusion of curves. This dress is $350. I'm sure you can find a version for less if you look around.
Full-figured gals should look for a print dress with a high waist and a full skirt. The other option pictured here is $24.95 at H&M.
Curvy women should look for something that emphasizes their waist. If you have wide hips and a large bust, fluid dresses with prints give the illusion of a longer silhouette. The dress pictured here is $89.
Maxi dresses are great for hiding flaws but also comfy for pregnant women. The empire waist is perfect to camouflage some extra weight. This dress is $29.99 at Kmart.
Pear-shaped gals should opt for a flared bottom on a dress. A dress that gracefully flows from the hips and emphasizes the bust area will be more suitable. This one is also $295. Take the picture with and find your dress for less.
Petite women should look for a dress that will make you look taller and your legs look longer. A mid-thigh hemline will be in proportion to your shorter legs. This one is $295. Look for something similar in your price range.
For the tall girl, a just-above-the-knee hemline will accentuate the positive of having long legs without making you look lanky. Search for a store that caters to tall women and you'll be set. The second option pictured here is $72 at ASOS.com.