While making sure you have all your basics covered is great, owning all the most slimming basics is even better. Why? Because these pieces not only lend themselves to a functional, balanced closet but also flatter you and thus make you feel confident in what can be the simplest of outfits.
Scroll through for the nine slimming basics you should own and to shop them if you don’t!
A-line skirts not only hit you at the smallest part of your waist but also flare out to slenderize your hips and legs—at any length!
While jackets can often make you look bulky, belted jackets eliminate that problem by cinching and highlighting your waist.
Slim, cropped trousers do wonders for the figure because they maintain a straight and tailored look without sticking to your legs, thus making you appear smaller than the pants themselves.
3.1 Phillip Lim Cropped Utility Trousers ($450) in Olive
J.Crew Bi-Stretch Cotton Patio Pants ($98) in Black
When shoes blend in with your skin tone, they elongate your legs rather than cutting them off.
Gianvito Rossi Portofino Suede Sandals ($782) in Beige
Wrap shirts strategically create an open deep-V that makes your neck appear slimmer and shows off your collarbones.
L’Agence Rita Drape Front Silk Blouse ($345) in Midnight
Mason by Michelle Mason Wrap Shirt ($245) in Oyster
Especially when paired with heels or platforms, flared jeans make anyone look inches taller and thus slimmer, because they cover (at least) part of your shoes, creating the illusion that your legs are longer than they are.
J Brand Maria High Rise Flare Jeans ($228) in Seriously Black
MiH Jeans Marrakesh Mid Rise Kick Flare Velvet Trousers ($240)
Mother The Runaway Skinny Flare Jeans ($196) in Flowers From the Storm
A long outer layer such as a vest strategically covers your hips while leaving a long, slimming line down the center for the eye to see.
Exclusive for Intermix Daria Vest ($329) in Oatmeal
Topshop Textured Wool Blend Sleeveless Coat ($210) in Grey
Offered in every print, color, length, and fabric you can imagine, the ever-so-sleek pencil skirt is flattering in any style.
The sharp toes on a pair of pointed pumps will extend the length of your legs more than say, rounded toes or heeled sandals.
Barneys New York Nataly Point Toe Pumps ($295) in Black