By Jennifer Ferrise
Mar 01, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

Donatella Versace has dressed almost every A-lister, including Angelina Jolie at the 2012 Golden Globes (shown), and she's learned more than a thing or two about style along the way. "I have never met a woman, no matter how beautiful, who isn't insecure about her body, so my designs are body conscious in ways that complement female curves," she says in InStyle's March issue. "What matters first is to use fabrics and proportions that make a woman feel secure and noticed. I love lightweight wool crepe, shiny jersey, and satin, all of which let you cut clothes close to the body without clinging. Jersey is so forgiving—and it's the easiest material to wear." And that's not her only fashion lesson! Flip to page 239 of InStyle's March issue for more, or download the issue for your tablet so you can read it anywhere.

Plus, see the stars who love Versace!