What to Wear to Flatter Your Figure
The best silhouettes for the four most common shapes—plus, two secret weapons for everyone.
Dresses that flatter: Shifts; styles with gathers or draping around the stomach; wrap dresses.
Skirts that flatter: High-waisted styles; A-lines; wide, flat waistbands free of details.
Pants that flatter: Slim legs; bootcuts; straight-leg trousers; flat-front waistbands.
Tops that flatter: Nipped-in jackets; shaped tunics; wrap tops; draped, open cardigans; longer tops that are ruched or gathered.
What to avoid: Anything too clingy or sheer around the midsection; tops that end at the waist; pleated pants; front patch pockets; side-zip waistbands; low rises.
Get even more fashion advice, plus see the difference between petite, tall and plus sizes.