With a slew of frocks hitting the shops, finding the most flattering fit for you to make this one New Year's Eve to remember can be a nightmare. But it doesn't need to be.

Whether you've got a larger bust or no hips, use our handy guide to find which dress shape will work best for you.

Big bust? Try a wrap dress


Why? A wrap or V-neck dress showcases your best assets beautifully - showing a bit of skin helps to separate the expanse. Don't believe us? Try a high neck dress instead and you'll see how much bigger your bust looks.

Darker colours are more slimming, so if you want to go for a festive hue, make it rust or a seductive dark green rather than holly red, and be careful with all-over sequins or frills which can add bulk. Velvet, on the other hand, is a great fabric for you and will look deliciously seductive.

Pair it with: A supportive plunge bra and slimming pants to slim your hips. The waist tie will pull in that waist and give extra oomph to your bust too.

Curvy? Try an illusion dress


Why?  Carefully placed panels or embellishment giving the impression of a narrower silhouette.

Make sure the fabric is dense enough - jacquard is perfect - so it skims over any bumpy bits and stick to embellished accents to draw the eye where you want it i.e your best bits. Shoulders, the neckline and waist are perfect placements.

Pair it with: Shapewear. You want to have as clean a line as possible under that frock - no VPL allowed! Try MicroMassage's Shapewear, which not only smooths your figure but actually help to reduce cellulite too. Genius!

If you're on the curvier side, head for chunkier accessories to balance out your proportions. Anything too dainty will get lost.

Boyish figure? Try a Bardot dress


Why? This style was made for a smaller bust; you lucky things are able to go braless so no worries of unsightly bra straps for you!

Keep the focus on your pins with a clingy bodycon number, or go girly with something skater or full-skirted.

This sexy style shows off a good pair of shoulders too, so make sure your skin and decollatage are in tip top condition by using a body scrub and skin evening moisturiser.

Pair it with: A moulded cup or push-up strapless bra to add curves.

Pear shaped? Try a prom dress


Why? With a slimmer top, you want to draw the eye to your best assets and skim over your bottom. Fifties style prom dresses will do just that.

Before you buy one though, heed these warnings: firstly, keep the skirt reasonably small. Anything too big like layers and layers of tulle will only add bulk. If it's a two-tone dress, make sure the darker shade is on the bottom half too.

Secondly, make sure the waist is cinched in at your narrowest point (which isn't always the waist - it can be above it or even under the best), and look for eye-catching details on the top half.

Pair it with: Jewels, jewels and more jewels - but only on the top half.

Tall? Try a dip hem dress


Why? It's the perfect hybrid of a fun, flirty dress and a more sophisticated cocktail dress. Since you've got enviable legs, this type of dress will showcase them while giving you a bit of comfort in the back. No exposed bottoms from too short dresses here!

Pair it with: A ridiculous brilliant pair of shoes and a belt; your shoes will be on full show so make them count while the belt will break up the dress if it's all one colour.

Two to try: Mint Velvet zip Front Dress, £109; Chi Chi London Dip Hem Dress, £57.99.