Avoid dresses that accumulates on your waistline. It does not mean that you have to wear dresses that draws attention on your waist, rather opt for dresses that focuses your curves without leading to much focus on your waist.
wish this was ACTUALLY a photo of Gabourey, but still. "One day I had to sit down with myself and decide that I loved myself no matter what my body looked like and what other people thought about my body. I got tired of hating myself "- Gabourey Sidibe