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    flattering

    If the dress style makes your figure look better, the word "flattering" would be the right choice, I believe.

    1) This dress is flattering (you?).

    But if it is about the light, which make you look better, would this word suit or which one would be appropriate to use, please?

    2) Flattering lights?
    Let's say, if in a dental chair, the lights are so bright that the teeth look whiter.

    3) The lights are to my advantage?

    Thank you.

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    Re: flattering

    A dress can be flattering to your figure, but if the text just says "flattering", it means flattering to your appearance in general.

    Lighting can be flattering too, though I wouldn't be likely to use the word for a dentist's light.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: flattering

    How about my 3) option?
    The lighting is to my advantage.

    Thank you.

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    Re: flattering

    That doesn't work for me. You are gaining no advantage from the lighting.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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