The Flattering Style Trick Celebs Swear By When Photographed

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When she’s not working with big names like Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Hudson, and Hilary Swank or performing her duties as the official Armi Captain at the luxury rental and styling platform Armarium, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger divulges her fashion expertise in our Ask a Stylist column. From the best places to source vintage to the secret to finding your most flattering jeans, come back each week for a professional’s perspective.

When it comes to dressing my clients for red carpet and press event where they will be photographed all night, there’s one thing I keep in mind over anything: fit. It’s so important that your clothing fits properly. A lot of times, we’ll fit a look up until right before the moment they walk out the door. It’s all about fitting and then refitting. It’s also super important that before you finalize a look, you photograph it from all angles—sitting, walking, standing—to help avoid any mishaps.

It’s obvious that having clothing well tailored to your body is more comfortable and flattering, but what’s worth noting is how much fit can change the overall success of a photo. With this simple trick, I promise you’ll be ready to perfectly pose in any situation. It’s also important to note that having pieces tailored to fit perfectly at all angles should not be overlooked. It’s sure to boost confidence and elevate your style when photographed. Shop some of my favorite items that can be easily tailored to perfectly fit your body below.