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Q. How can I look ten pounds slimmer?

Strategically designed dresses will make you look svelte and polished instantly. Use color blocking and dark panels to draw the eye away from trouble spots—and highlight what you love with patterns and brights.

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$168; Built-in shapewear smooths; well-placed insets carve out a waist.

Attention, $27; Dark side panels visually slim.

Squeem, $108; Shapewear solution: This one-piece—a softer, modern take on a corset—whittles your waist and provides all-over control. (Wear your own bra with it!)