How to Get it Right
"In general, steer clear of any print that has elements larger than your fist," says Adam. "Anything bigger can overwhelm your frame, especially if it's in bright, contrasting colors."
Some prints can have a widening effect. Counteract this by keeping shoes simple and solid. "Pick one of the colors in the pattern," Adam says, "or choose a shoe that matches your skin tone to make your legs look longer."
Pair prints with dark solids to flatter your body type: If you're big-busted, wear a solid top and patterned bottom; pear shapes should do the opposite.
Dress, Clover Canyon, $246. Bracelet and cuff, Alexis Bittar. Shoes, Alexandre Birman.
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