If you have ever fallen in love with an outfit, but avoided trying it on because you thought there was no way it would look good on you, think again!

The truth is, when clothing is sized properly and patterns and fabrics are used to their advantage, women can pull off more looks than they ever dreamed possible.

Currently, there are three fashion-worthy styles that would look amazing on any shape.

A fun and loose button-down shirt, paired with a short A-line skirt and high-heeled booties.

When shirt shopping, try to find a bold color, or one with an interesting print. The loose-fit will cleverly conceal a large bust or stomach and create an illusion of thinness.

A shorter A-line skirt, cut a few inches above the knee, can be appropriate for either the office or an evening out. The shorter length creates a fun, youthful vibe.

Booties come in a variety of shapes, patterns and colors. Go for a heel that isn’t too tall. If your shirt has a bold pattern, get booties in a solid color and vice versa so the overall look isn’t too overpowering.

A loose t-shirt with a pencil skirt and ankle-strap heels. A loose t-shirt will cover up any upper torso concerns you may have. An interesting pattern, or eye-catching graphic, can help draw attention away from your problem areas.A high-waist pencil skirt can help give love handles the illusion of a curvy, hour-glass shape. A wide belt cinched at the smallest part of the waist, just under the rib cage, draws attention away from the tummy.Finally, pointy-toe heels with a thin strap around the ankles gives the appearance of daintiness and elongated calves.

A flirty blazer, combined with a form-fitting t-shirt and stretchy denim jeans. A blazer with an attention-grabbing print that hits just at the top of the thighs can draw attention up and away from those trying to hide a tummy. A form-fitting t-shirt in a contrasting print from the blazer can create a great optical illusion to draw attention away from your lower half. Boot-cut jeans in a dark, stretch denim help conceal wider thighs and mid-sections.


Lucky Magazine, Feb. 2013 edition

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