Solid colors may seem like a safer bet, but take a chance on these modern patterns. "Work graphic prints—especially in darker color combos—to your advantage," says O's creative director, Adam Glassman. "Even horizontal lines can be flattering if worn the right way."
Body Type: Plus Size
Lea-Lorien Alomar, 34, Songwriter
Fit is key for Alomar, who recently lost 55 pounds. "The suit can't cause side spillage or muffin top," she says.
The Solution: A tank with a thigh-covering overlay she can tie up or down.
Magicsuit by Miraclesuit, $176; Macy's; 800-622-9748. Shoes, Stuart Weitzman, $385; 212-750-2555.