The solution... top/dress
Ok, so dresses are out. But what if it's sort of a dress and sort of a top?
This gorgeous sequined number from Monsoon for instance could be worn as a little mini by someone brave with great thighs but would look just as stylish worn over a pair of tight jeans or some black leggings.
I'd wear this with blow-dried straight hair and lashings of lip gloss. Heels are a must for this look though, height and posture are key to carrying it off.
Monsoon Allure Sequin Tunic - £105 - Monsoon