This dress I'm wearing is actually a blouse and a skirt.
Since most of my clothes are not suited for office wear, I have to experiment a lot.
No worries though, I think it turned out nice :)
Empire-cut tops like the one I'm wearing are flattering but can actually make one look pregnant.
This is because of the seemingly elevated placement of the waistline.
Fret no more because you can easily fix this by wearing a long skirt or a bandage skirt in my case.
Go for darker colors if you want to add that slimming effect.
Play with colors and textures also to make your look interesting.
Mine was a blue-green Velvet top and a Black bandage skirt.
Wear clothes that flaunt your best asset.
Trends come and go so don't feel obligated to follow a style trend that doesn't look good on you :)