While there is definite value in dressing for your shape, we’re not going to pretend that it’s always simple. For the days when you can’t be bothered to pontificate over whether your body more resembles an apple or a pear, you can rely on a handful of core pieces that flatter every single shape. Really. Just what are those items? Read on to find out!
A wrap dress gives curves to those without, and creates an hourglass effect for those with a more voluptuous figure.
Diane Von Furstenberg New Jeanne Two Dress ($486)
Often it’s the most traditional pieces, like a collared blouse, that look best on everyone.
Equipment Keira Pinstripe Blouse ($258)
The leg-lengthening magic of a standard pump works just as well on a boyish figure as it does on a curvy figure.
Stuart Weitzman For Scoop Exclusive Suede Pumps ($340)
An A-line skirt is ideal for highlighting the smallest part of your waist and flaring out over the hips and thighs.
Theyskens’ Theory Sune Skirt ($295)
Everyone could use a little structure on top courtesy of a classic blazer.
Helmut Lang Smoking Wool Tuxedo Blazer ($575)
This versatile style stands a bit away from the body, smoothing over any “problem” areas.
Proenza Schouler Knit Dress ($1825)
The key to a flattering trouser for any shape is to pick a pair that skims the body, but doesn’t fit too tightly.
Theory Cropped Summer Twill Pant ($295)