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dress to impress

March 15, 2016

We’re firm believers there’s two keys to looking fabulous—feeling confident and having an outfit that makes you look (and feel) fantastic! And, while we love a variety of looks, we also know there are certain silhouettes and styles that give us that extra little boost when we walk out the door. So whether you are petite or tall, hourglass or athletic—here are a few styling tips on dressing to flatter.

elongate your frame

Try dressing in a monochromatic color scheme to create the illusion of length and height. And, if you’re looking for those few extra inches to elongate your legs—high heels are your new BFF. Pro Tip: You don’t have to be one shade from head to toe—choose a color to weave throughout your ensemble.

LEFT: Flora Scarf, Crop Top, Run Around Skirt, Kenneth Cole Sandals, Rebecca Minkoff Bag

RIGHT: Verde Jacket, Martini Top, Mariner Trouser, Lagoon Earrings, Nina Shoes, YSL Lipstick

it’s a balancing act

Whether you’re wanting to emphasize curves or minimize a broader shoulder, balance is key. Pick pieces that highlight your waist and legs and that aren’t the same fit—try pairing a loose-fitting top with slim jeans, or a contoured top with a flowing skirt.

LEFT: Cobblestone Cardigan, Linea Cami, Slimmie, Lagoon Earrings, Kenneth Cole Sandals, YSL Lipstick

RIGHT: Resort Jacket, Layer Tank (heather tiger lily), Isabel Skirt, Helios Cuff, Fossil Belt, Sam Edelman Booties

no curves? no problem!

The beauty of a rectangular frame is you can wear almost anything! If you’re looking to add some curves, try adding definition to your waistline to give the illusion of fuller hips. Have fun—play with proportion!

LEFT: Portico Shrug, Campo Top, Lido Skirt, Villa Necklace, Jimmy Choo Shoes, YSL Perfume

RIGHT:  Neo Jacket, Asymmetrical Tank (charcoal), Destructed Slim Boyfriend, Summit Boots, Burberry Watch, Dior Sunglasses

long legs

Let those legs shine! When your legs take center stage, it’s a great way to lengthen your entire look and has the splendid side effect of slimming your torso as well. Pro Tip: Give yourself a healthy, beach-free glow using self-tanner

LEFT: Piccolo Shrug, Blossom Top, Destructed Skinny, Sam Edelman Shoes, Dior Sunglasses, Dior Nail Polish

RIGHT: Piazza Jacket, Margherita Dress, La Belt, Jimmy Choo Shoes, Bare Minerals Self-Tanner

showcase your shoulders

Look for pieces that create fullness on top and lengthen you from the waist down. This create balance between your shoulders, bust, and hips, and has the added bonus of minimizing your mid-section.

LEFT: Luisa Tank, New Crop, La Belt, Villa Necklace, Jimmy Choo Shoes

RIGHT: Sophia Sweater, Simple Cami (White), Citron Skinny, Jimmy Choo Wedges, YSL Lipstick, Burberry Watch

What are your tips for looking and feeling your best? Do you have staple pieces that work perfectly with your body type? Let us know in the comments section below!