Fashion Clothing Styling Tips and Tricks For Your Body Type By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on August 13, 2015 @ 11:23AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: SAV/FilmMagic Styling Tips and Tricks For Your Body Type 01 of 25 Petite—Rachel Bilson Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic The Hart of Dixie star Rachel Bilson is such a fashion giant, it's easy to forget that she's only 5-foot-1. How does she do it? It's all about fit! The vertical lines on this minidress (in this case, leather straps) keep the eye going up and down for a long, lean look. 02 of 25 Petite—Rachel Bilson Jim Smeal / BEImages A blouson maxidress would overpower a less-than-towering type, but wear one with a slim-fitting bodice and the result is a slimming success. 03 of 25 Petite—Rachel Bilson Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for MOCA Head-to-toe nude gave the illusion of legs (and a body) that go on forever. 04 of 25 Petite—Rachel Bilson Dominique Charriau/WireImage A micro hemline is a great way to make legs appear miles long. 05 of 25 Petite—Rachel Bilson Fame Pictures A cropped jacket was the perfect topper to a multi-print dress. The key measurements? A flawless fit through the shoulders and a hemline that hit right at the hipbone. 06 of 25 Tall—Taylor Swift Splash News At 5-foot-11, Taylor Swift is a statuesque stunner and proud of it. Instead of hiding her height, she emphasizes it with high heels and bold patterns. Check out more of her tall-girl tips! Swift's quick fix for a too-short dress? Layering a longer slip or skirt beneath it. 07 of 25 Tall—Taylor Swift Jason Merritt/Getty Images A deep-V neckline echoed her rangy frame while amping up her femininity. 08 of 25 Tall—Taylor Swift Roger Wong/INFphoto.com High heels put Swift well over six feet tall and make her legs look their best. 09 of 25 Tall—Taylor Swift Splash News When you have a canvas like Taylor's to work with, you don't shy away from bold prints! With her height, oversize polka dots were in perfect proportion. 10 of 25 Tall—Taylor Swift Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic Horizontal stripes add volume to a boyish figure. Swift emphasized her top half with a long-sleeved tee while downplaying her legs with an all-black skirt, tights and shoes. 11 of 25 Curvy—Kim Kardashian George Pimentel/WireImage Kim Kardashian makes the most of her famous shape with formfitting, waist-centric pieces. A statement belt brings Kardashian's little middle into focus. 12 of 25 Curvy—Kim Kardashian Jason Webber / Splash News When you have an hourglass figure, you never want to obscure your waist-Kardashian used a well-placed knot to make a blouson top work for her. 13 of 25 Curvy—Kim Kardashian Kevan Brooks/AdMedia Kardashian loves pairing a strong-shouldered jacket with leather leggings. The wide shoulders balance out curvy hips. 14 of 25 Curvy—Kim Kardashian Seth Browarnik/startraksphoto.com A magical ruched sheath is universally flattering, slimming voluptuous spots while adding volume where needed. 15 of 25 Curvy—Kim Kardashian Peter Larsen/WireImage A sculpted dress with a full skirt is a ladylike (and waist-flattering) alternative to a fitted sheath. 16 of 25 Pregnant—Jessica Alba Kevin Mazur/WireImage Although she gave birth to Haven Garner Warren in August, we can't stop thinking about Jessica Alba's amazing maternity style. Using a combination of bold color and unexpected layering pieces, she looked flawless throughout her nine months. Trendy colorblocking beautifully camouflaged her bump. A bright melon hued bodice drew eyes upward while a less bodacious purple skirt downplayed her stomach. 17 of 25 Pregnant—Jessica Alba Michael Buckner/Getty Images Alba took tunic dressing into new frontiers with a fashion-forward neon number. The loose fit of the T-shirt-style piece hid her stomach (and kept her comfortable). 18 of 25 Pregnant—Jessica Alba Joe Scarnici/WireImage New layering piece alert! Alba added some edge to a print maxidress with an unexpected (and perfectly proportioned) cropped vest. 19 of 25 Pregnant—Jessica Alba Capo / Splash News A flowing striped top echoed her wide-leg jeans for some '70s-style chic. 20 of 25 Pregnant—Jessica Alba EM43 / Splash News An A-line coat kept Alba cozy, while keeping the focus on her skinny jeans and studded heels. 21 of 25 Full-Figured—Adele Christopher Polk/Getty Images We love how Adele plays up her voluptuous curves in retro '50s and '60s-inspired silhouettes. Clearly a fan of black, the gifted singer emphasizes her beauty with subtle details. For the MTV Video Music Awards, Adele chose a Burberry dress with an embellished neckline that drew all eyes upward to her stunning features. 22 of 25 Full-Figured—Adele Dave Hogan/Getty Images A shirtdress gone sexy! Sheer lace sleeves revealed a seductive hint of skin without baring all. 23 of 25 Full-Figured—Adele Andreas Rentz/Getty Images An A-line dress glided over her body, while a subtle front-panel of pleats added interest (but not bulk) to the LBD. 24 of 25 Full-Figured—Adele Ed Rode/Getty Images Structured fabric (like this metallic brocade) ensured a sleek silhouette, no tight shapers required. 25 of 25 Full-Figured—Adele SAV/FilmMagic A classic belted trench drew emphasis to her waist, while revealing her gorgeous legs clad in slim trousers!