If you aren’t feeling as daring as a body con dress (or you’d just like to be able to enjoy your $200 dinner at The Little Door), have no fear. I have an alternate option! A belted dress will still whittle your waist all while giving you a little room to breath (and eat). Try these options tonight!

Akris Punto 3/4 Sleeve Belted Dress, $995

Halston Heritage Moonlight Belted Dress, $495

Elizabeth and James Printed New Belinda Belted Dress, $325
BCBG Belted Dress, $238

Patterson J. Kincaid Deanna Belted Dress, $148

Forever 21 Belted Scoopneck Dress, $19.80

So svelte!