Styling Hacks For Flattering Your Shape

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The thought of breaking out skin-baring hot-weather looks can trigger major anxiety if you aren’t sure how to dress for your shape. But choosing well-fitting summer pieces is paramount for cutting a sleek, stylish figure at the office, on a date or even hanging out on the weekend. To put you at ease, we’ve assembled six styling tips for every body type, all of them simple to pull off this season for your most flattering look yet.

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Flattering Summer Style

Stripe Ruffle Bodysuit

$38

Topshop

Small Chest

Add volume to a modest bustline with ruffled detail in a vibrant stripe, pattern or color.

Short Legs

Team high-wasted trousers with nude sandals for a monochromatic illusion that elongates.

Christy Sandal

$195

Rebecca Minkoff

Heavy Silk Relaxed Pants

$495

Tibi

Off-The-Shoulder Dress

$40

Zara

A Full Mid-Section

Instead of a cinched waist, a flared silhouette draws attention away from the tummy. An off-the-shoulder A-line frock is flirty in balmy temps.

Light Blue Ruffle Sleeve Off The Shoulder Top

$89

Pixie Market

Less-Than-Toned Arms

Highlight your décolleté instead with a gorgeous off-the-shoulder silhouette—bonus points for a cascading sleeve.

Full On Ruffled Crinkled Cotton-Blend Skirt

$780

Isa Arfen

Flat Butt

A tiered ruffle skirt adds oompf to a less-than-bodacious backside.

Le High Flare Jeans

$220

Frame Denim

Curvy Thighs

Flatter shapely legs with flared jeans in summery white.