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BUSTY & HIPPY: A FLOWY BUTTON-DOWN
Elizabeth Carmona, Associate Editor: Putting together an outfit that accommodates my bust and hips, but doesn’t leave me drowning in fabric is tricky. That’s where this flowy button-down comes in. The V-neckline creates a nice long line and the fabric is flowy, but not overly-voluminous. I wear it over pants or tucked into a skirt.
Buy it! Forever21 pleated button-down, forever21.com, $14.80
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TALL & BOY-SHAPED: THESE UNIQLO SKINNIES
Kristen Maxwell Cooper, Deputy Editor: Jeans that are long enough for my 5’9” frame and fit my boyish body type are often expensive. So I always end up buying basic blues since I don’t want to spend a lot on trendy denim. Then a friend told me about these Uniqlo ones, which have a 33” inseam and fit perfectly everywhere, even the waist. I’m forgoing the indigo for the slightly edgier gray shade.
Buy it! Uniqlo “Ultra Stretch
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CURVY: THE EVERLANE TEE
Kristen Haney, Reporter: I know what you might be thinking: A flattering basic white tee is easy to find. Well, not if you’re curvy like me and want it to fit just right (not skintight and not boxy). Everlane has one that seems to have been made with my body in mind. It skims the figure, but doesn’t pull across my curves, and the longer length means I can tuck it into jeans, or knot it over a dress for a waist-defining twist.
Buy it! Everlane “The Cotton V
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PETITE WITH CURVES: A MIDI FROM THE PETITES SECTION
Heather Viggiani, Assistant Editor: Skirts that fit like midis on other women often end up looking like maxis on my just-over-five-foot frame. I’d almost given up on the trend when I discovered ASOS petites. They have a full midi that offsets my smaller top half and flatters my bubble butt. But most importantly, it hits right at my calf – like a midi should.
Buy it! Asos Petite full midi skirt, asos.com, $41.92
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BUSTY: A SLIT-NECKLINE TOP
Allison Merzel, Editorial Assistant: This top is practically perfect for my busty body type. The slit neckline is flattering and just high enough to stay appropriate, and the sleeves hit at a great length if you don t want to show your arms. The silky fabric is supersoft and just skims over my stomach, without being too billowy. And obviously, I love that the paisley panels create a figure-flattering optical illusion.
Buy it! Anthropologie “Archivist
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BROAD SHOULDERS: A FLARED MINI
Megan French, Reporter: I love the flippy silhouette of this skater skirt for my shape. It perfectly balances out my broad shoulders and draws attention to my favorite feature: my long legs! Plus, it s a super versatile piece that can be dressed up or down, and the deep red is so eye-catching.
Buy it! Splendid flared mini, shopbop.com, $68
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PLUS-SIZE: A WRAP DRESS
Rosaliz Jimenez, Photo Director: A wrap dress does wonders for my shape. The V-neckline showcases my décolleté (which I love), while the cinched belt magically gives me a waist where one doesn’t exist. All wrap dresses help to create an hourglass figure, but this one does it better than any others I’ve tried on thanks to the draping.
Buy It! Harlow “Kiyonna
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BOYISH: A FIT-AND-FLARE DRESS
Christina Decker, Editorial Assistant: My boyish figure can always benefit from the magic of this silhouette. The cinched middle defines my waist while the full skirt creates the illusion of curves. I have lots of versions of this dress for work, but I’m finally getting myself a dressed-up fit-and-flare. This one looks awesome with strappy metallic sandals.
Buy It! BB Dakota “Renley
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PEAR-SHAPED: A COLORBLOCK BOYFRIEND BLAZER
Emily Hebert, Senior Fashion Features Editor: I love how the strategic colorblocking draws attention to my waist, and away from my lower half (something I always look for since I’m a pear shape). I also love that the jacket is a touch longer, and camouflages my hips – I can wear it with even the skinniest skinnies and not feel self-conscious.
Buy it! Chelsea28 “Matte & Shine blazer,