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PICK THE RIGHT PRINT
A petite figure like Reese Witherspoon's gets lost in a dress with a big, bold print. But a smaller pattern, like her leopard Zac Posen mini, shows off her body rather than overwhelm it.
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FOLLOW THE CARDIGAN RULE
Every busty babe – like Christina Hendricks – should have a fitted button-down sweater in her fashion arsenal. The layering piece lets the Mad Men star flaunt her amazing hourglass figure, but still looks ladylike.
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BRING UP THE HEM
When you've been blessed with great gams like Jennifer Lopez, don't hide them under a dress that hits south of the knee – that hemline can make legs look stocky. A chic mini draws attention away from trouble spots – and showcases gorgeous stems.
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TOP IT OFF
The right jacket is a great addition to a pretty party dress. Fergie's long, flowy coat adds unwanted volume over her loose-cut frock, while her cropped tuxedo topper whittles her waist and doesn't take away from the sexiness of her mini.
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... when it comes to pumps, that is! It's a lesson Claire Danes learned well when she ditched black pumps for a pair of nude ones to go with her sparkling dress, giving her the illusion of ultra-long legs.
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EMBRACE YOUR SHAPE
When you've got curves like Salma Hayek, a trendy trapeze-style dress covers up your best assets. A classic wrap dress with a flattering V-neck and cinching at the waist draws attention to her figure at all the right places.
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BELT IT OUT
Whether you're athletic or curvy, almost every figure benefits from a waist-cincher. Julianne Hough's belted jacket and A-line ensemble make her look svelte – an instant makeover from the shapeless frock that covered up her Dirty Dancing body at another red carpet event.