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Flattering Fashion Picks That Will Hide Your Problem Areas

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Woman dressing in front of mirror

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Erase imperfections with these flattering picks to put your best self forward.

  • 1 Minimize your bust
    Choose: Minimizing bras/ V-Neck tops/ Dark prints<br>
You can have too much of a good thing! But there are solutions at the r
    ModCloth/Nordstrom
    Choose: Minimizing bras/ V-Neck tops/ Dark prints
    You can have too much of a good thing! But there are solutions at the ready to help conceal what you don’t want to reveal. The key is to tease the eye away with a new focal point. Use prints strategically to break up the space, like keeping it dark on top and light on the bottom. And wear only slight v-necks—you don’t want to show ample cleavage.

    Pictured: Left: Affixed on You Top, $34.99, Modcloth Right: Floral Print Cutout Sheath Dress, $118, Nordstrom
  • 2 Lengthen and slim your neck
    Choose: V-necks/ Button-downs with popped collars/ Long pendant necklaces/ Long scarves<br>
The key with neck issues is to tr
    Coldwater Creek/Express
    Choose: V-necks/ Button-downs with popped collars/ Long pendant necklaces/ Long scarves
    The key with neck issues is to trick the eye by drawing attention down and away from the area. Whether your neck is short and round, or has loose skin, these items will provide distraction.

    Pictured:
    Left: Striped No-Iron Shirt, $74,95, Coldwater Creek
    Right: Overlapping Leopard Print Quad Scarf, $29,90, Express
  • 3 Slimmer arms
    Choose: 3/4 sleeves/ V-neck sleeved blouses/ Drapey fabrics<br>
A quick solution to slimming your arms is to own a selection
    Macys/ White House Black Market
    Choose: 3/4 sleeves/ V-neck sleeved blouses/ Drapey fabrics
    A quick solution to slimming your arms is to own a selection of shawls, wraps, and cardigans to wear over sleeveless dresses. Avoid cap sleeves at all costs! Though you may think they provide some coverage, they’ll only make your arms appear bigger. Instead, invest in 3/4 sleeve dresses and tops which offer total coverage.

    Pictured:
    Left: Alfani Three-Quarter-Sleeve Cropped Cardigan, $49.50, Macys
    Right: Silk Petal-Sleeve Flutter Blouse, $110, White House Black Market
  • 4 Hide a tummy
    Choose: Wrap dresses/ Boxy tops/ High-waisted shapewear<br>
Belly issues span a range—muffin tops and pooches, bloating, or j
    Spanx/Kohls
    Choose: Wrap dresses/ Boxy tops/ High-waisted shapewear
    Belly issues span a range—muffin tops and pooches, bloating, or just an extra few concentrated pounds. To the rescue? A good high-waisted shaper solves all your problems by smoothing you in and out.

    Pieces of apparel to live by are boxy tops and wrap-style dresses that add structure to your top half, and flow right over your midsection.

    Pictured:
    Left: Higher Power Brief, $36, Spanx
    Right: Simply Vera Vera Wang Crepe Faux-Wrap Dress, $68, Kohls
  • 5 Thinner thighs
    Choose: A-line skirts/ Dark high-waist denim/ Ponte trousers/ Pointed-toe shoes<br>
A-line skirts highlight the slimmest part
    Macys/The Limited
    Choose: A-line skirts/ Dark high-waist denim/ Ponte trousers/ Pointed-toe shoes
    A-line skirts highlight the slimmest part of your waistline and conceal your rear and thighs. When shopping for pants, opt for thicker fabrics that reduce rubbing and hold you in. Dark high-waisted denim for the weekends, and ponte knit trousers for the office are closet must-haves. A shoe with a pointed front balances the body and elongates your leg line.

    Pictured:
    Left: Calvin Klein Laser-Cutout A-Line Skirt, $129.50, Macys
    Right: 678 Dark Wash Bootcut Jeans, $79.97, The Limited
  • 6 Shape your rear
    Choose: Butt-lifting underwear/ Rear-lift tights/ Posterior-enhancing pants<br>
Over time, our rears can use a little youthfu
    Macys/White House Black Market
    Choose: Butt-lifting underwear/ Rear-lift tights/ Posterior-enhancing pants
    Over time, our rears can use a little youthful boost! Exercise can help, but so can a multitude of new products and special cuts. Butt-lifting technology in underwear and tights work magic under pants, skirts, and dresses. Jeans made with lycra and strategically placed high pockets lift and enhance.

    Pictured:
    Left: Naomi & Nicole Firm Control Pantliner with Derrierre Lift and Shape 747, $39, Macys
    Right: Saint Honor Skinny Flare Jean, $84, White House Black Market
  • 7 Define your ankle
    Choose: Skin-tone nude pumps/ Pointy-toed shoes/ Ankle boots with high shaft<br>
Cankles will be in full view with any shoe t
    Macys/Naturalizer
    Choose: Skin-tone nude pumps/ Pointy-toed shoes/ Ankle boots with high shaft
    Cankles will be in full view with any shoe that cuts off your leg line—never, ever an ankle strap! Stick to the list of "DO" styles above to minimize your ankle by elongating and slimming it.

    Pictured:
    Top: Alfani Women's Jeules Pumps, $59.98, Macys
    Bottom Right: Ann Marino by Bettye Muller Alba Two-Piece Pumps, $69, Macys
    Bottom Left: Metro Boot, $99, Naturalizer
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