"Downhill racers tend to be the heftiest skiers," says Rachel Roosevelt, 27, a member of the U.S. Ski Team from 2000 to 2004 who has the sturdy, straight-waisted body to show for it. Roosevelt, now a macroeconomic researcher, still feels like an amateur when it comes to dressing for the corporate world. Because of her muscular legs, she says, "tight skirts tend to bunch on me." Problem solved: Choose one with some stretch. The high-contrast stripes carve out Roosevelt's figure, creating an instant hourglass. The waist-accentuating peplum and rounded shoulders of the jacket exaggerate existing curves.
Skirt, Michael Michael Kors, $100, 866-709-5677. Jacket, L.K.Bennett, $545, lkbennett.com. Earrings, Noir Jewelry, $215, noirjewelry.com. Belt, Kenneth Cole New York, $58, kennethcole.com. Shoes, Aldo, $70, aldoshoes.com.
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