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—of the sartorial kind and otherwise. One such pattern we’ve picked up on? The slimming styling rules that practically every fashionable celebrity out there follows. The best part of these figure-flattering tricks is that they work for any vibe, whether your look is feminine and sweet like Lauren Conrad’s or bold and trend-driven like Solange Knowles’.

Scroll down to check out the top five slimming style rules and pocket them for yourself!

According to Leandra Medine, wearing a longer outer layer, “will make you feel like the most slender woman to ever walk the earth, as it so graciously conceals all the shit you probably want concealed, but also makes you feel cool.” We tend to agree! As the weather gets warmer, swap out your light jacket for a extra-long vest.



On Naya Rivera: Alice + Olivia Long Draped Shawl Collar Coat ($550) in White; Rag & Bone jeans; Hermes bag.




On Kim Kardashian: Alexander Wang Ankle-Strap Antonia Sandals ($475) in Beige.


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On Chrissy Teigen: Giada Forte blazer; The Row Roger Sub Jersey Tank ($250); Citizens of Humanity Rocket High Rise Skinny Jeans ($248) in Stage Coach; Chloé Faye Croc Embossed Leather Bag ($2250) in Mahogany; Stuart Weitzman The Heist Pumps ($355) in White Calf.


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On Leandra Medine: Chanel blazer.

Which We Want Traveller Coat ($82)

If you have any thighs or hips to speak of, a dress or a skirt with a flared shape will likely be ultra-flattering on you. It will nip in at the tiniest part of your waist, and flow nicely over your curves.



On Freida Pinto: Prabal Gurung dress; Salvatore Ferragamo Susi Patent Pumps ($575) in Lila.


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On Reese Witherspoon: Fidelity Denim Ryder Jacket ($198) in Exile Destruct; J.O.A. Tropical Safari Skirt ($108); The Row Satchel 12 Textured-Leather Tote ($2850); Stella McCartney Thick Square Thick Square Sunglasses ($190).


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On Lauren Conrad: Lela Rose dress; Express Sleek Patent Runway Sandals ($80) in Pale Rye.


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On Hannah Bronfman: Dior top and skirt.

Highlighting your waist with a belt is a slimming trick that works on women of any size. It’s the best way to fake an hourglass figure and highlight your middle section.



On Jourdan Dunn: Alessandra Rich Pinstripe Sailor Jumpsuit ($2905) in Navy Blue and Gold Chain Belt ($245); Sandro coat.


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On Richards: Donna Karan Tuck-Pleated Peplum Jacket ($2195), Stencil Patchwork-Print Pencil Skirt ($1295), and belt. 


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On Christina Hendricks: Christian Dior Pantsuit; Oroton heels.


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On Eva Mendes: Michael Kors sweater and skirt; Pollini pumps.

Wearing one color from head to toe is visually lengthening, making you look taller and leaner. Black is a classic slimming choice, but we love how an all-white outfit looks for summer.



On Jessica Alba: Pink Stitch Sandy Top ($99); French Connection Sorbet Tapered Trousers ($188) in Orchard Ice; Jimmy Choo shoes; Dolce & Gabbana bag; Bvlgari Solid Gold Automatic Watchf ($5950); Cartier bracelet.



On Kate Upton: Rag & Bone White Croc Embossed Leather Shoulder Bag ($895).


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On Solange Knowles: H&M top, coat, and pants; Shrimps X Sophia Webster Skye Opal Grey Mules ($817).


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While we love a turtleneck, the slimming wonders of a deep V-neck are not to be ignored. Not only will it make your jawline and neck appear slimmer, but the upside-down triangle shape draws the eye down to your narrow waist and mimics the silhouette of an hourglass.



On Ciara: Helmut Lang Torison Blazer ($387) in Optic White and Torison Pants ($228) in Optic White; Givenchy shoes.


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On Mindy Kaling: Smythe blazer; The Kooples Leather-Collar Striped Silk Blouse ($265); Zero + Maria Cornejo Tabi Pants ($550); Kotur Espey Embossed Metal Minaudiere Gold ($450); Jerome C. Rousseau pumps.

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On Jamie Chung: Mason by Michelle Mason Longsleeve Wrap Dress ($627) in Poppy; Stuart Weitzman The Nudist Sandalstp ($398) in Platinum Noir.

Zara Knot Dress ($60)

What’s your best slimming trick? Let us know in the comments below!