REASONS TO LOVE IT
We've had seasons of ladylike looks, but these clothes truly honor a womanly shape. Don't get us wrong-there's nothing stereotypically feminine here. The look is stripped down and unfussy, with sculptural lines that play up your real curves.
HOW TO WORK IT
Pair round-shoulder coats and boxy, bell-sleeve jackets with tailored pants and fitted skirts to let the strong silhouettes stand out. Accessories should be understated-a large clutch and a choker or long earrings are all you need. For a slimming effect, try pieces with detailing down the front (the the Richard Chai and Maje dresses a couple of clicks away), which give the illusion of hourglass proportions.
Photos: (left to right) Zac Posen, Altuzarra, Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander
Viscose-polyamide, $390; maje.com.
Ann Taylor Coat
Wool-polyester, $398; anntaylor.com.
Torn by Ronny Kobo Sweater
Viscose-nylon-angora, $348; tornbyronnykobo.com.
Sachin + Babi Jacket
Viscose-nylon, $650; sachinandbabi.com.
Yigal Azrouël Skirt
Wool-cashmere, $690; at Yigal Azrouël, 212-929-7525.
Richard Chai Dress
Wool, polyester, and cotton, $568; at Pas de Deux, 212-475-0075.0