5 Slimming Style Rules Almost Every Celebrity Follows

When you look at as many celebrity photos as we do, you start to notice certain trends. One such pattern we’ve picked up on? The slim styling rules that practically every fashionable celebrity out there follows. We figured that about now is when everyone wants to feel and look their best, especially post-Christmas, so it feels pertinent to take some of the best A-list style advice.


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To help, we’ve narrowed it down to five stylish slimming rules that anyone can do. You might even have some of these pieces already in your wardrobe. The best part of these figure-flattering tricks is that they work for any vibe, whether your look is sophisticated and sweet like Olivia Palermo’s or more classic like Victoria Beckham. Scroll down to check out the top five slimming style rules and pocket them for yourself.

#1: Long Outer Layer


Jessica Alba
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Style Notes: Match your long coat with the rest of your outfit for a truly streamlined look. 


Kim Kardashian West
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Style Notes: Kim Kardashian West is the queen of the long coat look.

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#2: Flared skirt


Kate Bosworth
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Style Notes: This dress on Kate Bosworth gives her an hourglass silhouette. 


Ashley Graham
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Style Notes: The flared dress is flattering on everyone. 

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#3: Belted Waist


Jennifer Lawrence
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Style Notes: A belt doesn’t have to go with a blazer or a shirt, try it with a dress too.


Olivia Palermo
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Style Notes: Olivia Palermo knows how to do accessories right. Take a tip from the style icon and wrap a belt around your winter coat

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#4: Monochrome


Victoria Beckham
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Style Notes: VB rarely wears colours so you can take it from her on how to do monochrome—the trick is to wear similar luxe fabrics. 


Christina Hendricks
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Style Notes: Don’t want to go for a suit? You can do the monochrome look (black and white) by following Christina Hendricks’ outfit formula of a flattering blouse and long skirt. 

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Jamie Chung
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Style Notes: This V-neck is utterly elegant.


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Style Notes: Not sure how to do the V-neck style? One way to do this is to button up a blazer and allow the lapels to form a flattering V-shape.

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Kat Collings has over 15 years of experience in the editorial fashion space, largely in digital publishing. She currently leads the vision for editorial content at WhoWhatWear.com as the site's editor in chief, having risen through the editorial ranks after joining the company in 2012. Collings is a Digiday Future Leader Awards nominee, was named Buzzfeed's best fashion Instagram accounts of the year, and is a member of the CFDA Awards Fashion Guild. Prior to Who What Wear, Collings worked on styling projects for brands such as Vogue, Teen Vogue, Lucky, and Oliver Peoples. She graduated from UCLA with a BA in communications and calls Los Angeles home.