Q. A low rise reveals too much, and a high rise looks dumpy.
- Look for the universally flattering midrise sweet spot, which is one to two inches below the navel, or just below where your waist begins to indent.
- Use what you wear on top to complement (or camouflage) the stomach area. “Partner low-rise pants with a longer shirt that hits at the hip bone,” says Andrews.
- “Try Tory Burch slacks, which are appropriately modest but still look modern,” says Sharon Weil, head of the personal-shopping service for Saks Fifth Avenue.