4 Style Tips to Slim & Highlight Your Best Shape like Mindy Kaling & Beyonce!

by Tatiana Toomer 4:07 PM PST, February 13, 2015
Playing 4 Style Tips to Slim & Highlight Your Best Shape like Mindy Kaling & Beyonce!

Dressing well is all about understanding your shape and how to accentuate your curves and look no further than celebrities like Beyonce and Mindy Kaling for figure flattering styles to get you inspired!

Here are four awesome tips for channeling these fashion-forward celebs!

1. Slim your silhouette with a monochromatic outfit. Creating a solid column of color will make you look longer and leaner. Step out of your comfort zone and try this trend in colors other than black. Channel Beyonce in a maroon tailored pantsuit with a long blazer and slim cut trousers. One streamline of color always looks elegant and is virtually the easiest trend to pull off.

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2. Avoid horizontal details and opt for vertical lines. Going vertical has a slimming effect on the body wherever you place them. Mindy Kaling flatters and enhances her shape with strategically placed vertical lines on her outfits from gowns to casual dresses.

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3. Diagonal stripes and large floral prints are the most flattering patterns. These prints create more shape and definition. Busy patterns also hide areas of your body that you want the eye to skip over rather than focus on. Try wearing a dress or blouse where there is no clear beginning or end to the pattern.

4. Steer clear of both baggy and clingy clothes. The ideal fit will skim over your body and allow for movement. Look for fabrics that are medium to lightweight, such as linen. Smooth textures such as velvet, flannel, and wool will also have a slimming effect if the material is not too thick.

Check out the video to see the stars in these figure flattering styles!