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Popularised in the 1950s by curvy actresses like Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, a wiggle dress skims a woman’s shape and provides a flattering, body-hugging silhouette. Modern takes on the frock stay true to this vintage design, while offering updated embellishments such as ruffles, animal prints, or metallic embroidery.

Brands like ASOS, Jane Norman and Elizabeth Stone bring the wiggle dress into the millennium with tailored, figure flattering styles and updated graphic prints. Show off those hourglass-figure curves with a wiggle dress.