Balance Volume with Tailored
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This full, longer circle skirt with a playful pattern paired with a more tapered jacket creates the illusion of a longer, leaner silhouette because it draws the eye downward. Wedge espadrilles are a snazzy, comfy alternative to heels.
Wear Longer Lengths
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A longer jacket helps minimize broader hips and belly, while flat-front, wider-leg, full-length pants elongate the leg. Staying with the same color on top and bottom helps, too, but the good news is that you don't have to stick to dark colors alone to get the benefit.
Use Bold Color in Moderation
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Pop a single hit of strong color like this chic kelly green peacoat over neutral black, brown, navy, or gray. You can wear the fun and bold brights of spring by pairing them with a simple, slimming monochromatic top and an uncomplicated pair of bootcut pants.
Try Bigger Handbags
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Choosing larger accessories is a surefire way to create the look of a smaller frame. A pretty, petite floral-print coat will slim your bottom beautifully. Underneath, keep your outfit a solid column from top to bottom.
Mix Tailored and Softer Pieces
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When you wear a silk chiffon top that's loose and floaty with straight-legged, structured brown linen pants, you create a pretty combo that does double duty as a slenderizer. Go for large-scale bracelets to make your arms look more petite.
Put Prints in Their Proper Place
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No matter what your size, you can wear bold prints. The key is to choose the right shape clothing. Here, the fullness of this pleated, earthy floral-print skirt covers the waist-to-thighsilhouette. Set off the skirt with a simple dark shirt and finish with an oversize piece of jewelry, like this bold beaded necklace.