If You Have Full Hips and Thighs
Look for: A style that sits at the natural waistline, to accentuate the smallest part of the body, says Mai. Further downplay curves by sticking with dark tones and making sure the fabric lies flat against the hips, then graduates to a flare toward the hem.
Avoid: Above-the-knee cuts and hip-slung skirts; they can widen the lower body. Also “steer clear of boxy shapes and pleats, which make a curvy body look matronly,” says Tollman.
To buy: Madewell silk skirt with roomy front pockets, $158, madewell.com.