Six Easy Pieces For a Figure-Flattering Wardrobe

Blush Blazer
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Six Easy Pieces For a Figure-Flattering Wardrobe

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Printed Maxi Skirt

Printed Maxi Skirt
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Get a long, lean silhouette in an instant with a floor-dusting skirt. For the maximum leg-lengthening effect, choose a narrow number with horizontal tiers or ruffles-see how 5'4" Olivia Palermo looks as willowy as 5'8" Malin Akerman?

Left to right: Jessica Alba in Gerard Darel, Akerman in Ralph Lauren Collection and Palermo in Topshop

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Jean Jacket

Jean Jacket
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Crisp and classic, a denim jacket is the ultimate spring layering piece. Choose one that fits close to the body for a topper that will ward off chills without adding bulk.

Left to right: Rashida Jones in Isabel Marant, January Jones in Textile Elizabeth and James and Emmy Rossum

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Lace Top

Lace Top
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An airy lace tee is a super versatile, flattering piece. Let it fall gracefully over skinny pants or layer it over a matching tank for a torso lengthening column effect.

Left to right: Reese Witherspoon in Love Sam, Kate Bosworth and Whitney Port

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Tunic Dress

Tunic Dress
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Try a loose, long-sleeved print dress over bare legs for a breezy day-to-night look. Adjust the shape by adding a belt at or below the waist.

Left to right: Michelle Monaghan in Isabel Marant, Joy Bryant in Ralph Lauren Collection and Kim Kardashian in Parker

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High-Waist Black Shorts

High-Waist Black Shorts
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Swap out your little black miniskirt for equally versatile tailored shorts. An above-the-belly button waistband gives the illusion of longer-than-long legs.

Left to right: Lauren Conrad in Rebecca Taylor, Alexa Chung in Carven and Thandie Newton

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Blush Blazer

Blush Blazer
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The rosy hue gives a romantic feel without figure-detracting ruffles or tiers, and the pale neutral shade is a fabulous alternative to black.

Left to right: Emma Watson in Elizabeth and James, Charlize Theron and Daria Werbowy in Stella McCartney

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