3 Rules for Pulling Off Body-Con at Any Age, According to a Stylist

When she’s not working with big names like Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Hudson, and Hilary Swank, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger divulges her fashion expertise in our Ask a Stylist column. Come back each week for a professional’s perspective, from the best places to source vintage to the secret to finding your most flattering jeans.

Hot topic of the week? Body-con clothing and whether there's a right age to give up the figure-forming pieces. I have a simple approach to body-con, and it comes down to these three rules. 1) Only wear something if you feel comfortable. 2) Pay attention to the silhouette. And 3) Never forget about shapewear. While I always remind my clients and friends of these guidelines, the most important thing to keep in mind is to know your body and acknowledge when you don't feel comfortable—end of story.

>Keep reading for more details on each rule.

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