|sweater: Urban Outfitters, top: Ann Taylor Loft, belt: thrifted, skirt: NY&Co, tights: Target, shoes: Shoe Carnival|
There are so so so many things I find to be flattering about this outfit. First, there is a vertical pleating detail in the blouse that has an elongating effect on the torso. Look for vertical-oriented details (pleats, stripes, ruffles, etc.) to give a longer, leaner appearance. Second, the pockets on the sweater curve inward towards the body, which gives the appearance of an hour-glass silhouette and accentuates the waist. Third, skinny, braided belts are a great way to just bring it all in. Just another way to bring you closer to that awesome hour-glass shape. Fourth, opaque tights in darker shades have a slimming effect on legs. Black tights are a trust-worthy piece, but don't be afraid to get creative! Look for shades like navy blue, indigo violet , or maroon.
So, go out into the world, honeys, and get yourself some opaque tights!
You won't regret it.