Check out these ten staples deemed universally flattering!
1. Pointed Pumps
Nothing lengthens the leg like a classic heel, especially when they are a similar shade to your skin. Kate Bosworth demonstrated this technique with a pair of Jimmy Choo Agnes Suede Pumps.
2. Paneled Dress
Rita Ora pulled out everyone’s favorite slimming secret weapon for date night: the paneled dress. Her Vionnet Pre Fall 13 black & white dress is a fab rendition of this staple.
3. Menswear Coat
Whether or not you’re bold enough to go for the electric blue Tibi Bonded Techy Twill Coat that Lucky Editor-in-Chief, Eva Chen, wore you can’t deny the appeal of a menswear-inspired coat. The sharply tailored piece looks good on just about everyone.
4. Collared Button-Down
You can’t go wrong with a classic button-down shirt. Wear it tucked in if you want to highlight your waist, or leave it loose like Jessica Alba did with her Bella Dahl Patch Pocket Button Down Shirt In White.
5. Trench Coat
There’s a reason the trench coat never goes out of style: the built-in belt is ideal for enhancing an hourglass shape. Laura Whitmore accentuated her curves in a Warehouse trench, despite layering up for the weather.
6. A-Line Skirt
Why does an A-line skirt look good on everyone? It’s all about the cut: it nips in at the smallest part of your waist and then conveniently flares out over the hips like Hannah Holman’s printed skirt.
7. Silk Blouse
Veteran Victoria’s Secret model, Alessandra Ambrosio knows fashion that flatters. The flowy fabric of a silk blouse camouflages any flaws or unfavorable angles.
8. Structured Blazer
A properly tailored blazer, like the one Karlie Kloss wore, is always a smart decision for defining your shoulders and waistline.
9. Slim-Cut Trouser
Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the most flattering pant cut of all? The slim (not too tight, not too loose) trouser with a slightly cropped hem, of course. Take note of the fit of Ashley Madekwe’s Topshop Unique trousers.
10. Motorcycle Jacket
The magic of a moto jacket is twofold: it fits close to the body, and the thick leather material has an overall smoothing effect. Example: the ultra-flattering Balmain Quilted Jacket that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore.
Have a Flattering Weekend!
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