Oprah.com | From the November 2007 issue of
O, The Oprah Magazine
O's creative director, Adam Glassman, tells you what your best friends won't.
As a plus-size woman, what do I absolutely need in my closet?
that lifts, smooths, and supports, including shapewear pieces and a properly fitted bra. You've got to get dressed from the inside out.
A white wrap shirt
to show off your waist (if you have one) or give the illusion of curves (if you don't).
Black boot-cut stretch pants
to balance broader hips.
Jeans with some stretch
—I'll even allow elasticized waists as long as you swear to wear your tops untucked.
A wrap dress
in a solid color (more slimming than prints).
with a waist-shrinking belt. Epaulets build up the shoulders—instant hourglass.
A straight skirt
for the curvy; an a-line if your body shape is less defined.
A stretch tank
to layer with—it helps to contain larger breasts.
A pair of heels
for shapelier calves.
…and opaque hose to match—
for the longest-looking legs in town.
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