Adam Glassman
Photo: Robert Trachtenberg
Dress for the size you are—not what you want to be or once were! Work with what you have! Own it.

  • Dress from the inside out. A well-fitting bra and shapewear will camouflage all lumps and bumps.

  • Clothes should skim your body, not cling to it like sausage casing! Think high-waist, wide trousers, and A-line or flared skirts.

  • Don't cover your curves! Big clothes on big bodies only make you look bigger.

  • Skirts should end just before or under the kneecap. Your legs will look longer.

  • Shorter, fitted jackets will also flatter your legs—and waist.

  • Avoid elasticized waistbands. They might be comfortable, but they add bulk to your midsection.

  • Keep necklines open. A deep V- or scoop neck lengthens your neck.

  • A dress with a belt will cinch you in, focusing attention on your smaller waist.

  • Wide feet need to be counterbalanced with wide heels. A thinner heel only draws attention to your wider foot.