Fashion Spring Looks for Every Body 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 February 27, 2015 @ 11:32AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Time Inc. Digital Studio Spring Looks for Every Body 01 of 45 Curvy Hips WireImage Kristin Davis balances out her figure with a wide V-neck Michael Kors dress. Your Style Secrets1. 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. 02 of 45 Vivienne Tam 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. 03 of 45 DKNY Jeans Time Inc. Digital Studio A feminine belted jacket evens out proportions. Cotton jacket, DKNY Jeans, $98; Call 800-777-4524. 04 of 45 Ann Taylor Loft Time Inc. Digital Studio Floral prints make your top half stand out. Polyester blouse, Ann Taylor Loft, $45; visit anntaylorloft.com for stores. 05 of 45 Roberta Freymann Time Inc. Digital Studio Light-reflecting earrings invite upward glances. Brass disco hoop earrings, Roberta Freymann, $85; Call 212-585-3767. 06 of 45 CNC Costume National Time Inc. Digital Studio A dark, slightly tapered skirt obscures fuller hips. Cotton-linen skirt, CNC Costume National, $350; Call 212-925-9817. 07 of 45 Petite INF Eva Longoria Parker is anything but diminutive in Jason Wu's lean, columnlike silhouette. Your Style Secrets1. 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. 08 of 45 Cable & Gauge 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. 09 of 45 Anne Fontaine Time Inc. Digital Studio A vertical accent of ruffles lengthens your torso. Cotton cardigan, Anne Fontaine, $295; Call 866-237-4478. 10 of 45 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. 11 of 45 Bebe Time Inc. Digital Studio Heels with even the slightest platform deliver more inches. Satin heels, Bebe, $129; visit bebe.com. 12 of 45 Ann Taylor Loft Time Inc. Digital Studio Elegant bracelet sleeves make arms appear longer. Linen blazer, Ann Taylor Loft, $99; visit anntaylorloft.com for stores. 13 of 45 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 Secrets1 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. 14 of 45 Banana Republic 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. 15 of 45 Joe's Time Inc. Digital Studio White jeans provide visual balance. Cotton-elastane Muse jeans, Joe's, $158; buy online now at joesjeans.com. 16 of 45 Busty Time Inc. Digital Studio Crisp vertical pleats offset the fullness of a larger chest. Silk top, Boss Black, $450; Call 800-484-6267. 17 of 45 Pink Tartan 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. 18 of 45 Theory Time Inc. Digital Studio Redirect attention by sporting graphic patterns below the waist. Cotton-elastane skirt, Theory, $215; buy online now at saksfifthavenue.com. 19 of 45 Enzo Angiolini 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. 20 of 45 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 Secrets1. 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. 21 of 45 Abaete Time Inc. Digital Studio Fake hourglass proportions with a cinched-waist, full-skirt dress. Cotton-linen dress, Abaete, $425; Call 212-334-4755. 22 of 45 Corey Lynn Calter Time Inc. Digital Studio Stripes broaden your frame while ruffles boost hips and backside. Cotton skirt, Corey Lynn Calter, $152; Call 912-790-7500. 23 of 45 MK2K Time Inc. Digital Studio Ruffles on the diagonal provide oomph to a small chest. Polyester top, MK2K, $150; Call 718-599-0023. 24 of 45 Rebecca Taylor Time Inc. Digital Studio A fitted jacket in a heavier fabric layers curves onto your silhouette. Tweed jacket, Rebecca Taylor, $390; visit bloomingdales.com. 25 of 45 Loeffler Randall Time Inc. Digital Studio Add volume with a cascade of asymmetrical tiers. Cotton-silk top, Loeffler Randall, $425; Call 310-860-1617. 26 of 45 Segovia Time Inc. Digital Studio Rounded edges soften the straight lines of your body. Leather bag, Segovia, $960; Call 212-452-1662. 27 of 45 Full Figure Jen Lowery/Startraks Queen Latifah looks taut and trim in a fitted sheath by Tadashi while sheen modernizes the look. Your Style Secrets1. 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. 28 of 45 Lane Bryant Time Inc. Digital Studio Boot-cut jeans downplay shapely thighs. Cotton-spandex jeans, Right Fit, $40; visit lanebryant.com for stores. 29 of 45 Carlos by Carlos Santana Time Inc. Digital Studio Angled straps across your feet help legs look longer. Metallic leather heels, Carlos by Carlos Santana, $70; visit carlosshoes.com. 30 of 45 Kara Ross 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. 31 of 45 Talbots and Kristin Kahle 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. 32 of 45 Camille La Vie 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. 33 of 45 Marina Rinaldi 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. 34 of 45 Hourglass Amanda Schwab/Startraks Scarlett Johansson wears a Dolce & Gabbana dress in lightweight silk taffeta that doesn't add volume. Your Style Secrets1. 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. 35 of 45 Sequin and J.Crew 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. 36 of 45 Rebecca Taylor Time Inc. Digital Studio A long V-neck fitted cardigan elongates—and refines—curves. Cashmere cardigan, Rebecca Taylor, $315; Call 608-255-2570. 37 of 45 Yoana Baraschi and Filippa K. 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. 38 of 45 Shoshanna 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. 39 of 45 Nili Lotan Time Inc. Digital Studio A belted trench covers up yet emphasizes sexy lines. Stretch twill coat, Nili Lotan, $517; Call 212-431-7788. 40 of 45 Linea Pelle 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. 41 of 45 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 Secrets1. 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. 42 of 45 Motherhood Maternity 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. 43 of 45 Seychelles Time Inc. Digital Studio Satin flats are glam and comfy. Frayed satin flats, Seychelles, $80; visit seychellesfootwear.com. 44 of 45 Old Navy Time Inc. Digital Studio There's plenty of room underneath this billowy blouse. Polyester top, Old Navy, $30; visit oldnavy.com. 45 of 45 Rock & Republic 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.