Patterned tops (geometrics, animal prints) are on trend, and the optical illusion trims the torso. Mid-rise jeans will keep your rear covered and guard against the dreaded muffin top. Structured shift dresses create a vertical line from shoulders to hem, cleverly obscuring the waist.
STAR EXAMPLES Jennifer Hudson (left) looks trim in a structured RM Roland Mouret cocktail dress. America Ferrera (right) looks shapely and slim in an ingeniously printed Oscar de La Renta dress.