If you tend to gain weight around the middle (or you simply want to hide a few post-pregnancy pounds), clothes should fit loosely around the midsection (to conceal a full stomach) and more snugly elsewhere (to play up thin limbs).
Styles to avoid: Anything that draws attention to the middle―like high-rise pants, belts, and waist-cinching tops.
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Long and lean, these let trim legs take center stage. Pair them with a blousy top or a tunic.
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“This structured style helps slim trouble areas―especially when worn with high heels,” says Mizrahi.
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A relaxed cut glides over the stomach. “Look for styles with pleating or voluminous sleeves, which look modern,” says Kneen.
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A waistline that rests just below the bust will emphasize a narrow rib cage and camouflage the stomach.