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The rescue: To show off Hueglin's terrific legs, O's creative director, Adam Glassman, puts her in a knee-length stretch jersey dress that's sexy, not revealing. Ruching across the stomach visually slims her waist. "This makes me realize there are things I can wear at my age that aren't dowdy," says Hueglin. A layered cut and blow-out by Dominick Pucciarello of Mizu New York finishes the look.

To boost the femininity factor:
  • A jersey dress is always appropriate—and less work than pairing separates.
  • Look for V-neck silhouettes and side ruching, which play up curves.
  • Accessories—colorful shoes, distinctive jewelry—are the easiest way to soften your style.

Dress, Max Mara, $695. Earrings, Badgley Mischka. Necklace, Made Her Think. Ring, Wendy Mink Jewelry. Shoes, Christian Louboutin.

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