The Latest Trends for Every Shape
Eva Longoria gave her 5'2" frame the look of length with a high-waist Victoria Beckham shift. In contrast with the plum bodice, the bright persimmon skirt gave her lower half a long and leggy line.
5'10" Liv Tyler chose a Stella McCartney sheath with silhouette-extending vertical panels. A high neckline and below-the-knee hem were proportionate with her height, while the curved side seams made her waist look miniscule.
Beyonce worked it Mad Men-style in a fitted Marc Jacobs sheath seamed at the narrowest point on her torso. Those of us without her perfect measurements can camouflage a larger lower half with a dark-skirted dress.
Teresa Palmer amped up her upper body in a cheeky Versus number with a pieced top. Both the curvy cutout bodice and the contrasting orange and fuchsia hues created the illusion of a fuller chest.
Jessica Alba draped her growing belly in an empire faux-wrap gown from Diane von Furstenberg. Juicy shades of melon and grape were a delicious antidote to basic black maternity wear.
A flash of skin at the sides resonated visually with Emma Watson's nearly-bare legs (and totally nude heels), giving her a sexy, statuesque look.
At 6'2", Maria Sharapova has legs for days-if not months! The subtle shoulder slits in her Alexander McQueen minidress were a sexy touch that didn't compete with her major stems.
Sports Illustrated model Chrissy Teigen has curves aplenty, but passed up a plunging neckline in favor of a Prada design that revealed a peek of upper abs. Good news for us mere mortals-although Teigen is always bikini-ready, even those of us with a softer midsection can get away with showing off this naturally firm spot of stomach.
Jessica Lowndes picked a double-duty Z Spoke by Zac Posen dress-not only does the cinched waist create curves, the keyhole neckline creates killer cleavage.
Smart Natalie Portman opted for a comfortable Vena Cava column gown with a sneak attack-sexy cutout neckline.
Kristen Bell's 5'1" frame would be overwhelmed by heavy ruching. Instead, she stood tall in a J. Mendel design with a single-shoulder swathe of light-as-air chiffon.
5'9" Gwyneth Paltrow accentuated her rangy frame with an Alexander Wang design with a vertical drape on one hip.
Kim Kardashian knows how to work her curves! She cinched her seductively ruched Alexander Wang dress with a wide belt.
A cascade of Valentino velvet gave extra dimension to Zoe Saldana's narrow frame.
January Jones complemented her womanly shape with a Preen number that knotted just above her baby bump.
Sarah Jessica Parker may be only 5'4", but her legs got maximum exposure in a L'Agence midi skirt with an asymmetrical hemline beginning just inches below the knee.
5'9" Selita Ebanks extended her long legs with a pair of brown platform peep-toes that contrasted in tone with her bright blue skirt.
Salma Hayek skipped a full skirt in favor of a flattering hip-hugging silhouette from Yves Saint Laurent skirt with a flirty diagonal ruffle.
For instant curves, Keira Knightley slipped on a full, floaty design from Whistles.
Selma Blair conquered the midi by belting her Madewell design above her bump and adding comfortable (and height-adding!) espadrille sandals.
5'3" Mila Kunis found the magic formula for statuesque suiting: wide-leg trousers (hers are by Bocanegra) with a major pair of heels concealed beneath!
Leelee Sobieski tops out at 5'10", an asset that allowed her to work high-waist cream pants and a matching long-line jacket courtesy of her menswear designer husband, Adam Kimmel. Bonus: the cropped trousers revealed her peep-toe heels.
Rihanna didn't fight her bodacious shape, instead complementing her form with a loose, feminine Max Azria suit with tapered trousers.
A Julien Macdonald suit jacket with a nipped-in waist and slight peplum added shape to Robin Wright's lean body.
An expectant Kate Hudson looked cozy but pulled-together in loose linen pants and a belly-friendly wrap jacket.