Spring Looks for Every Body

    Salma Hayek shows, in Dolce & Gabbana, that a clean bustline -- with just a bit of cleavage -- works best.

    Your Style Secrets
    1. Foundation is key: Invest in a good bra with sculpted cups and sturdy straps to maintain allover smooth lift and to prevent side bulges.
    2. Avoid bulky turtlenecks, which make you look heavy from the waist up.
    3. Subtle accents on top complement decolletage while bold details (like, yes, stripes) add unwanted volume.

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    Banana Republic
    Black on top minimizes, and a peek of what lies beneath is plenty.

    Cotton blouse, Banana Republic, $59; visit bananarepublic.com for stores.

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    Curvy Hips
    Kristin Davis balances out her figure with a wide V-neck Michael Kors dress.

    Your Style Secrets
    1. Draw eyes north with bold or light colors on top and dark shades on bottom.
    2. Broad necklines (boatnecks or off-the-shoulder shirts) equalize your figure.
    3. Jackets, long cardigans and dress shirts worn open create a lengthening effect, minimizing the appearance of wider thighs.

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    Vivienne Tam
    A drape-detail wrap dress enhances your bust while minimizing curves below.

    Jersey dress, Vivienne Tam, $385; Call 212-966-2398.

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    Eva Longoria Parker is anything but diminutive in Jason Wu's lean, columnlike silhouette.

    Your Style Secrets
    1. Baggy clothes have a body-shrinking effect. Ensure fit; get things tailored if need be.
    2. Be creative with waistlines: Drop-waist tops make torsos look longer while high-rise bottoms add inches to legs.
    3. Too billowy a blouse or dizzying a print can overwhelm. Classic, structured shapes concoct an illusion of tall and narrow.

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    Cable & Gauge
    A refined sheath creates a continuous line from shoulders to knees.

    Polyester dress, Cable & Gauge, $99; buy online now at cableandgauge.com.

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    Keira Knightley channels some va-va-va-voom with the draped detailing of her 3.1 Phillip Lim dress.

    Your Style Secrets
    1. Enhance a smaller chest with necklines that expose a bit: Pick ones with a flirty dip, like a sweetheart or a deep V.
    2. Add curves to narrow hips by wearing a thick, low-slung belt with jeans or trousers.
    3. Experiment with new fabrics, like bouclé or ones with sequins, that give a little dimension to a straighter figure.

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    Fake hourglass proportions with a cinched-waist, full-skirt dress.

    Cotton-linen dress, Abaete, $425; Call 212-334-4755.

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    Full Figure
    Queen Latifah looks taut and trim in a fitted sheath by Tadashi while sheen modernizes the look.

    Your Style Secrets
    1. By keeping the silhouette close -- but not snug -- to your body, you look trimmer than you would trying to hide under baggy clothes.
    2. Dark palettes minimize, but you can also go lean with bright, monochromatic hues.
    3. Too tight sleeves accentuate arm bulge. Fabrics should skim upper arms. Bell sleeves are always chic too.

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    Talbots and Kristin Kahle
    A belted shirtdress staves off a boxy form.

    Silk dress, Talbots, $179; visit talbots.com. Leather belt, Kristin Kahle, $96; buy online now at kristinkahle.com.

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