If you want to make over your summer wardrobe and your body, but have no clue where to start, check out these seven, no-fail pieces that will guide you in the right direction:
Not all stripes make you look bigger, in fact, some striped garments can do magical things to your body. The stripes on this Remain Dress ($68) merge to the center of your body, making you look smaller, and since the stripes are vertical, they actually lengthen out your torso.
An a-line skirt like this By the Riverbed Skirt ($49.99) is ideal because it cinches in at the waist, and for curvy girls, it creates a clean line and a balanced proportion. Petite girls can also benefit from an a-line skirt because it adds on just the right amount of volume.
A nude shoe is hard to pull off in the winter, but these Enzo Angiolini Murray Slip On High Pumps ($79.95) are the perfect summer neutral. A lighter pump does wonders to your legs, making them appear longer, and they match everything.
Spanx’s new On Top line has the same body shaping qualities as Spanx shapewear, but they’re all hidden. You can wear this Spanx On Top Essential 3/4 Sleeve Bateau ($98) with everything and not worry about skipping the gym for a few days.
A belt is an easy way to transform what’s already in your closet, and this Jessica Simpson Woven Belt ($38) will help hide your tummy and make your waist look smaller.
Everyone is a fan of a big bag that you can carry everything in, but ladies, it’s time to downsize. A big, dark bag, especially during the summer, stands out and adds on unnecessary volume. Streamline your silhouette with this Chocolate 85623 Wisteria Medium Satchel ($62.70).
For Casual Fridays or the weekend, try out these Not Your Daughter’s Jeans ‘Audrey’ Tummy Tuck Ankle Pants ($98). The high waist literally tucks in your tummy and makes your legs look longer.
For more figure flattering clothes, check out our guides to the best black dresses, the best white dresses for your shape, the best maxi dresses, and the best pencil skirts, and then see our online sample sale schedule for great designer deals.