Bellamy Young

Photos: Chris Craymer

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Bellamy Young, 44
Body Type: Curvy
"I have a small waist, big thighs and a big booty, which I've come to adore," says Young, who plays Scandal's feisty first lady Mellie Grant. "Tailoring is everything. I need clothes nipped in at the waist and looser in the thighs and hips. I have my skirts narrowed at the knee. I'm 44, so I don't wear anything too short."

What She Knows Works for Sure
Diane von Furstenberg wrap dresses ("DVF changed the way curvy girls live! The dresses are simple but super sexy"), Hudson jeans, pieces by Michael Kors.

O Creative Director Adam Glassman's Take

A woman blessed with an hourglass shape looks best in curve-skimming styles. This Badgley Mischka dress cinches Young's middle, and the wrap-look top plays up her beautiful form.

If you're curvy...
Keep hemlines around the knee to prevent an outfit from getting too va-va-voom.

Choose structured looks. Don't let your small waist get lost in something flowy.

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Dress, Badgley Mischka, $525. Bracelets on right arm, from top: Charm bracelet, Lulu Frost. Bracelet, Bauble Bar. Earrings, Heather Benjamin. Bracelet on left arm, Rachel Zoe. Shoes, Chelsea Paris.