Suits get bold with stripes, chevrons, and all things geometric.
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 Glassman. "Even horizontal lines can be flattering if worn the right way."
Lea-Lorien Alomar, 34, Songwriter
Body Type: Plus Size
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.
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