1. Crop Tops
That's right, crop tops. They are flattering on absolutely everyone and you don't have to show even a hint of your stomach to pull them off. Crop tops draw attention to your waist without actually cinching you in, and make your legs look super long, while tops that end around your hips often hide your waist and make your legs look shorter. Pair a crop top with a high-waisted bottom or layer it over a longer top, like a button-down or silk camisole, and you'll never feel exposed.
2. Collarless Blazers
A traditional blazer can be tricky if you have a larger chest; if it doesn't fit perfectly, the lapels can bend and gape in unflattering ways. Not so with a collarless blazer—the smooth lines allow the front of the jacket to flow over your chest without any awkward bulging.
3. Bodycon Dresses
Even if you don't like the idea of wearing something bodycon, that doesn't mean it won't look good on you. The trick is sticking to thicker fabrics that help shape your body, instead of just clinging to it.
4. Jogger Pants
The way they skim over the body and taper at the ankles makes joggers super flattering no matter what size you are. Wear them a little low on your hips and pair them with something loose and easy on top to help balance out the general looseness of the pants themselves. It's a casual look, to be sure, but it's not sloppy, like a pair of traditional straight-leg sweats so often are. Add a heel for a little extra height if you want, but it's not a must. As long as the pants are tapered nicely and end at or just above your ankles, your legs will look long in or out of heels.
5. Pencil skirts
To create the most flattering silhouette possible, consider having your pencil skirt tailored so that it hugs your body above your hips and just skims your legs the rest of the way down as it tapers in.
6. Shift Dresses
Shift dresses have a somewhat mixed reputation, but the truth is they work on absolutely everyone. The key is making sure that they are big enough to skim over the largest part of your body—be it your chest, hips, or butt—without a lot of excess fabric ruining the smooth, clean lines of the overall silhouette. When shopping for a shift dress, make sure it fits your largest part and then take it to a tailor to have it taken in where necessary. Even if they end up having to take in a lot of fabric, it's a very simple procedure and shouldn't cost much.
7. Flared Skirts
By hugging your body about your hips and then shooting out, flared skirts add minimal volume to the area directly below your waist, while making it impossible to tell exactly where the skirt ends and your hips and legs begin. If you are on the shorter side, look for skirts that end right where your thigh muscle really starts to taper in towards you knee; it's different on everyone but it's usually about four to six inches above your knee.
8. Boyfriend Jeans
Boyfriend jeans are actually more flattering than skinny jeans or jeggings, because instead of clinging to your every curve, they merely outline the general shape of your legs. The perfect pair of boyfriend jeans should float evenly down to your legs all the way to your calves and only really start to loosen up where your calves taper down to your ankles. Make sure to cuff the bottoms so that the narrowest part of your ankle is exposed for them most flattering look.
Choose tailored jumpsuits over loose ones with elasticated or gathered waist seams since these can add bulk to your midsection (front and back) and make an otherwise flattering silhouette look dumpy. At the same time, keep in mind that the perfect jumpsuit, like the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans, should approximate the shape of your body without actually hugging every nook and cranny.
10. Matching sets
Dresses, in general, can be tough if your own waist doesn't line up exactly with the waist of your dress. That's what makes co-ords so great — they combine the style and easy of a dress with the fit versatility of separates.
This article orginally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.