No matter what size, shape, or height you may be, fashion is all about finding the pieces that make you feel your best. Getting dressed every day, we know you've had plenty of time to figure out your signature look and the clothes that seem to fit just right. Still, while we each have our own journey to find the jeans that hug our assets just right, there are certain staples that flatter each and every one of us.
Over the years at Who What Wear, we've had the opportunity to turn to stylists, scientists, and even our own editors to help highlight the magical items we all need to own. So, we decided it was time to bring them together in one handy place. Below, we're highlighting nine pieces that are hands-down the most flattering things you can ever wear.
Read on for a look at the nine styles that flatter everyone.
According to celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger, an A-line dress is a universally slimming pick. She notes, "anything that nips in at the waist and flares out is instantly going to give you a feminine shape. Regardless of whether you're bottom-heavy, boy-shaped, or petite, an A-line will accentuate the most amazing parts of your figure."
According to a study conducted by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, wearing red can increase your perceived attractiveness. Try a top or dress in the hue to stand out from the crowd.
If you count Victoria Beckham among your style icons, you may already be in the know on this one. The designer is a major supporter of aviator sunglasses, a style that she notes work well on both men and women.
When it comes to showing a little bit of skin, a cold-shoulder is one chic way to do it. According to Net-a-Porter's Sarah Ruston, it's flattering on all women, because everyone's shoulders look great.
Outerwear can often feel clumsy or bulky, but a cropped jacket is a style that's a winner for all women. Since it highlights your waist and lengthens your legs (in a dress or pants), it will instantly elongate your frame.
Fitted Top + Full Skirt
If creating (or highlighting) an hourglass figure is a style goal of yours, a fitted top and full skirt is the best outfit for the job. The combination accentuates your waist and flatters your hips with a little bit of flare.
Science confirms it, a great pair of heels are a universally flattering choice. But, the secret to looking your best in heels is to pick a pair that not only look great but make you feel great, too. Because, at the end of the day, an outfit needs to survive whatever is on your agenda.
No one knows the ins and outs of swimwear like those who design it. So, when the masterminds behind a few of our favorite swim lines deem one-pieces the universally flattering style, we're apt to listen to them.
All hail the skinny jean! Stylists all around sing the praises of these fitted bottoms because they're both flattering and easy to wear with just about anything. Try a darker wash to slim and lengthen your leg.
Want more outfit ideas? This is a five-piece capsule that looks good on everyone!