These stylish stars demonstrate the easiest ways to flatter your figure this summer are simple—via strategic outfit choices and basic styling tricks.
1. COMBINE BLACK AND NAVY
Navy is a standout hue in any season, and combining the classic shade with black is both super chic and instantly flattering.
2. OPT FOR STRATEGIC CUT-OUTS
Search for dresses with innovative colour blocking or cut-out designs, such as this Stella McCartney option. The hourglass shape gives the illusion of a thinner waist, hiding imperfections.
3. BELT YOUR BLAZER
Belted looks are an easy option to transform your look and create a waist.
4. TRY HIGH WAISTED PANTS
High waisted trousers are instant body transformers. The style works as an immediate waist cincher and lengthens the legs, plus, they’re just as effective on shorter frames.
5. OPT FOR A FIT AND FLARE
A knee-length dress that skims over your assets (without clinging to them) is the easiest way to create a slimmer silhouette. Opt for a black option for extra flattering capabilities.
6. SHOW OFF YOUR ASSETS
The chicest option for evening is a neckline that dramatically drops towards your navel as it draws the eye downward and shows off cleavage. Choose a floor length gown for a demure take.
7. GO CHROMATIC
Outfits that stick to one colour palette are the most flattering for any body shape. Whether you opt for pants, a skirt, a blazer or coat, choose a neutral palette such as nude, grey or navy.
8. MAKE IT A FLOOR-GRAZING COAT
On those days it’s still chilly enough to throw on a topper, try a longer shape that almost hits the ground. The length makes the wearer look taller and creates a longer, leaner silhouette when paired with skinny jeans and heels.
9. GET VERTICAL
Optical illusions really do work. Add vertical striped skirts and trousers to your closet (shirts work too), to create the impression of a taller, thinner you.
10. INVEST IN A NUDE HEEL
Invest in one shoe this Spring: the nude heel. The miracle worker instantly creates the impression of longer, leaner legs and works with every outfit combination.