Before: The folkloric top is cute but formless; the pants are a bit cropped, making Tierney seem short and wide. And light colors both top and bottom? Please.
The new, improved blouse has a slim cut and vertically organized embroidery on a dark background (pants, $195, and top, $250, Tory Burch). Earrings, Academie by Philip Crangi.
Before: "I love my silver hair," Suzanne says. "It started turning when I was 16, just like my mother's." But the melon-colored dress dulls out that amazing gray and looks too skimpy for her height (a glorious six feet).
Before: A flimsy, low-waisted skirt with all sorts of gaps and gathers doesn't make Donna's torso seem leaner; it merely calls attention to her "little bit of tummy" ("I could stand to tone, but I'm too lazy").
A shot of bright color on top, softened with white against the face (blouse, $600, and jacket, $1,210, Jil Sander), diverts the focus from her lower body. Hoops, Dean Harris. Ring, Tito Pedrini. Shoes, Gunmetal by Spaulding & Gublo.
Before: A recent weight gain ("Only seven or eight pounds, but they go directly to my stomach and hips") sent Ginger into hate-everything mode. Tight, cropped, light khakis (with a tucked-in shirt, yet) don't help.
Even Ginger allows—reluctantly—that her waist and hips seem smaller. As for those well-toned arms, we'll do the bragging for her. Earrings, Ippolita. Ring, Tito Pedrini. Bag, Jil Sander. Shoes, Claudia Ciuti.
Before: Rebecca gave birth to her second son, Caleb, only a couple of months before we met her, so there's a slight leftover belly—which the horizontal-stripe minidress (too short, too fattening) does nothing to disguise.
"The way it plays up my cleavage makes me feel very feminine," Rebecca says. "It's a shift in perspective: My breasts aren't just working breasts; they're also fun, party breasts." Shoes, Christian Lacroix.