Blanca Gómez

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.

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