Spring Looks for Every Body

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Mom-to-be
Photo: Time Inc. Digital Studio

Spring Looks for Every Body

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Curvy Hips

Curvy Hips
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Kristin Davis

balances out her figure with a wide V-neck Michael Kors dress.

Your Style Secrets
1. Draw eyes north with bold or light colors on top and dark shades on bottom.
2. Broad necklines (boatnecks or off-the-shoulder shirts) equalize your figure.
3. Jackets, long cardigans and dress shirts worn open create a lengthening effect, minimizing the appearance of wider thighs.

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Vivienne Tam

Spring Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Curvy Hips,
Time Inc. Digital Studio

A drape-detail wrap dress enhances your bust while minimizing curves below.

Jersey dress, Vivienne Tam, $385; Call 212-966-2398.

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DKNY Jeans

Spring Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Curvy Hips,
Time Inc. Digital Studio

A feminine belted jacket evens out proportions.

Cotton jacket, DKNY Jeans, $98; Call 800-777-4524.

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Ann Taylor Loft

Spring Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Curvy Hips,
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Floral prints make your top half stand out.

Polyester blouse, Ann Taylor Loft, $45; visit anntaylorloft.com for stores.

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Roberta Freymann

Spring Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Curvy Hips,
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Light-reflecting earrings invite upward glances.

Brass disco hoop earrings, Roberta Freymann, $85; Call 212-585-3767.

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CNC Costume National

Spring Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Curvy Hips,
Time Inc. Digital Studio

A dark, slightly tapered skirt obscures fuller hips.

Cotton-linen skirt, CNC Costume National, $350; Call 212-925-9817.

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Petite

Spring Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Petite,
INF

Eva Longoria Parker

is anything but diminutive in Jason Wu's lean, columnlike silhouette.

Your Style Secrets
1. Baggy clothes have a body-shrinking effect. Ensure fit; get things tailored if need be.
2. Be creative with waistlines: Drop-waist tops make torsos look longer while high-rise bottoms add inches to legs.
3. Too billowy a blouse or dizzying a print can overwhelm. Classic, structured shapes concoct an illusion of tall and narrow.

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Cable & Gauge

Spring Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Petite,
Time Inc. Digital Studio

A refined sheath creates a continuous line from shoulders to knees.

Polyester dress, Cable & Gauge, $99; buy online now at

cableandgauge.com.

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Anne Fontaine

Spring Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Petite,
Time Inc. Digital Studio

A vertical accent of ruffles lengthens your torso.

Cotton cardigan, Anne Fontaine, $295; Call 866-237-4478.

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Maria Bianca Nero

Maria Bianca Nero
Time Inc. Digital Studio

The straight lines of a pencil skirt create the semblance of height.

Satin Lastex skirt, Maria Bianca Nero, $195; Call 415-563-8002.

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Bebe

Spring Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Petite,
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Heels with even the slightest platform deliver more inches.

Satin heels, Bebe, $129; visit

bebe.com.

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Ann Taylor Loft

Spring Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Busty
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Elegant bracelet sleeves make arms appear longer.

Linen blazer, Ann Taylor Loft, $99; visit

anntaylorloft.com for stores.

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Busty

Spring Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Busty
Geraldina Amaya/Frank Ross Media

Salma Hayek

shows, in Dolce amp Gabbana, that a clean bustline—with just a bit of cleavage—works best.

Your Style Secrets
1 Foundation is key: Invest in a good bra with sculpted cups and sturdy straps to maintain allover smooth lift and to prevent side bulges.
2 Avoid bulky turtlenecks, which make you look heavy from the waist up.
3 Subtle accents on top complement decolletage while bold details (like, yes, stripes) add unwanted volume.

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Banana Republic

Spring Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Busty
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Black on top minimizes, and a peek of what lies beneath is plenty.

Cotton blouse, Banana Republic, $59; visit

bananarepublic.com for stores.

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Joe's

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Busty
Time Inc. Digital Studio

White jeans provide visual balance.

Cotton-elastane Muse jeans, Joe's, $158; buy online now at

joesjeans.com.

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Busty

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Busty
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Crisp vertical pleats offset the fullness of a larger chest.

Silk top, Boss Black, $450; Call 800-484-6267.

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Pink Tartan

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Busty
Time Inc. Digital Studio

The structured bodice of this sheath will keep you from spilling out.

Wool dress, Pink Tartan, $425; visit

bloomingdales.com for stores.

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Theory

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Busty
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Redirect attention by sporting graphic patterns below the waist.

Cotton-elastane skirt, Theory, $215; buy online now at

saksfifthavenue.com.

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Enzo Angiolini

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Busty
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Strut some sexy toe cleavage with these stunners.

Patent leather heels, Enzo Angiolini, $110; at select Nordstrom stores, call 888-282-6060.

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Boyish

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Boyish
Soul Brother/Getty Images

Keira Knightley

channels some va-va-va-voom with the draped detailing of her 3.1 Phillip Lim dress.

Your Style Secrets
1. Enhance a smaller chest with necklines that expose a bit: Pick ones with a flirty dip, like a sweetheart or a deep V.
2. Add curves to narrow hips by wearing a thick, low-slung belt with jeans or trousers.
3. Experiment with new fabrics, like bouclé or ones with sequins, that give a little dimension to a straighter figure.

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Abaete

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Boyish
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Fake hourglass proportions with a cinched-waist, full-skirt dress.

Cotton-linen dress, Abaete, $425; Call 212-334-4755.

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Corey Lynn Calter

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Boyish
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Stripes broaden your frame while ruffles boost hips and backside.

Cotton skirt, Corey Lynn Calter, $152; Call 912-790-7500.

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MK2K

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Boyish
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Ruffles on the diagonal provide oomph to a small chest.

Polyester top, MK2K, $150; Call 718-599-0023.

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Rebecca Taylor

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Boyish
Time Inc. Digital Studio

A fitted jacket in a heavier fabric layers curves onto your silhouette.

Tweed jacket, Rebecca Taylor, $390; visit

bloomingdales.com.

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Loeffler Randall

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Boyish
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Add volume with a cascade of asymmetrical tiers.

Cotton-silk top, Loeffler Randall, $425; Call 310-860-1617.

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Segovia

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Boyish
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Rounded edges soften the straight lines of your body.

Leather bag, Segovia, $960; Call 212-452-1662.

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Full Figure

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Boyish
Jen Lowery/Startraks

Queen Latifah

looks taut and trim in a fitted sheath by Tadashi while sheen modernizes the look.

Your Style Secrets
1. By keeping the silhouette close?but not snug?to your body, you look trimmer than you would trying to hide under baggy clothes.
2. Dark palettes minimize, but you can also go lean with bright, monochromatic hues.
3. Too tight sleeves accentuate arm bulge. Fabrics should skim upper arms. Bell sleeves are always chic too.

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Lane Bryant

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Full Figure
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Boot-cut jeans downplay shapely thighs.

Cotton-spandex jeans, Right Fit, $40; visit

lanebryant.com for stores.

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Carlos by Carlos Santana

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Full Figure
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Angled straps across your feet help legs look longer.

Metallic leather heels, Carlos by Carlos Santana, $70; visit

carlosshoes.com.

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Kara Ross

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Full Figure
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Keep things compact with a small, defined bag.

Gold-flecked cork clutch with lizard closure, Kara Ross, $365; at visit

saksfifthavenue.com. for stores.

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Talbots and Kristin Kahle

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Full Figure
Time Inc. Digital Studio

A belted shirtdress staves off a boxy form.

Silk dress, Talbots, $179; visit

talbots.com. Leather belt, Kristin Kahle, $96; buy online now at kristinkahle.com.

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Camille La Vie

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Full Figure
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Embellishments near your face bring attention up; a keyhole flatters the bust.

Silk blend top, Camille La Vie, $50; Call 877-867-7600.

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Marina Rinaldi

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Full Figure
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Cover up with a lightweight cardigan. Golden shimmer takes this from day to night.

Silk-cotton cardigan, Marina Rinaldi, $750; Call 212-734-4333.

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Hourglass

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Hourglass
Amanda Schwab/Startraks

Scarlett Johansson

wears a Dolce & Gabbana dress in lightweight silk taffeta that doesn't add volume.

Your Style Secrets
1. Accentuate your profile with a few pretty belts and cinch everything (from dresses to blouses) at the small of your waist.
2. Jersey and silk lightly graze curves. Wool and tweed add bulk.
3. Defined, structured shoulders and exposed necklines (think V-neck and strapless) flatter busts.

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Sequin and J.Crew

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Hourglass
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Worn high or low, flirty necklaces play to your feminine form.

Faux-pearl strand necklace, Sequin, $85; Call 800-423-6335.
Glass crystal necklace on gold-plated chain, J. Crew, $65; buy online now at

jcrew.com.

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Rebecca Taylor

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Hourglass
Time Inc. Digital Studio

A long V-neck fitted cardigan elongates—and refines—curves.

Cashmere cardigan, Rebecca Taylor, $315; Call 608-255-2570.

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Yoana Baraschi and Filippa K.

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Hourglass
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Ruffle-accent pockets spotlight hips.

Cotton-polyester jacket, Yoana Baraschi, $380; buy online now at

willowst.com.
Silk-cotton top, Filippa K., $225; Call 415-951-0210.

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Shoshanna

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Hourglass
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Showcase broad shoulders and a narrow waist with an inverted triangle front panel on a strapless dress.

Cotton-silk dress, Shoshanna, $375; visit

Lord & Taylor for stores.

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Nili Lotan

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Hourglass
Time Inc. Digital Studio

A belted trench covers up yet emphasizes sexy lines.

Stretch twill coat, Nili Lotan, $517; Call 212-431-7788.

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Linea Pelle

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Hourglass
Time Inc. Digital Studio

It's your ultimate accessory: Show off a tiny waist with a statement belt.

Leather with metal buckle, Linea Pelle, $190; Call 773-244-1300.

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Mom-to-be

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Mom-to-be
Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Jennifer Garner

avoids looking allover round by pairing her voluminous Stella McCartney blouse with straight-leg jeans.

Your Style Secrets
1. When dressing up, wear bottoms that rise over your belly for the smoothest lines under tops.
2. Go for clothing basics, but make a statement with jewelry like bold necklaces or cocktail rings, which can be trotted out postpregnancy too.
3. Don't spend a fortune on maternity wear. Empire-waist blouses, cardigans and dress shirts untucked and open all work.

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Motherhood Maternity

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Mom-to-be
Time Inc. Digital Studio

An Empire waist is the perfect design for a growing baby bump.

Polyester dress, Motherhood Maternity, $35; buy online now at

motherhood.com.

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Seychelles

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Mom-to-be
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Satin flats are glam and comfy.

Frayed satin flats, Seychelles, $80; visit

seychellesfootwear.com.

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Old Navy

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Mom-to-be
Time Inc. Digital Studio

There's plenty of room underneath this billowy blouse.

Polyester top, Old Navy, $30; visit

oldnavy.com.

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Rock & Republic

Trends 2009, Shop Your Shape, Mom-to-be
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Dark-wash maternity jeans with long, thin legs balance out big tops.

Cotton Tyler maternity jeans, Rock & Republic, $229; visit

revolveclothing.com.

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