A good tailor is a super-toned woman's best friend. O's creative director, Adam Glassman, on the changes to request.
At The Shoulders: Remove padding from blazers and jackets. If a top has a center seam down the back, it can be let out for a more generous fit.
In The Arms: You may have to buy a size (or two) up to accommodate shoulders, but don't leave sleeves hanging; the more fitted they are, the more tailored your whole look will be.
At The Waist: Maximize curves by taking in extra fabric around the stomach.
In The Thighs: Hem skirts and dresses so they hover around the knee. A-line styles and pencil skirts made of stretchy fabric skim over prominent quads.
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Published on July 12, 2011