Examples of bad silhouettes for me: The fabric in this shirt dress is just too stiff and there is so much of it that it was not flattering even though the sales person said a wrap top is always flattering.
The scarf just add emphasis where I don't need it. The added width of the sleeves just hits me at an unflattering place.
This is all wrong. The emphasis is on the bust line. Something I don't need to do. The colors are unflattering. Black and white and red not a good color combo for me. I got talked into this dress too.
BETTER OPTIONS: All of these dresses are knits. They flow over my curves. I tried to hem them at knee length. Although the one on the left is black I tied a scarf around my neck that has flattering colors for me in it.