The Look: Marie Claire, our sister magazines, and Slim-Fast asked real women to weigh in on slimming down.* Their findings? 42% of readers consider themselves "dangerously curvy." This model plays up her feminine figure with a plunging neckline and slimming black sheath.
Your Look: Choose a cut that plays up your best features: a mini if you love your legs, or spaghetti straps for gorgeous shoulders. But don't feel that you have to hide everythign else: a nipped waist can slim belly bulges better than an empire cut, or minimize "log legs" with a flippy A-line skirt and open-toed mules.
*Source: 2012 Slim-Fast Custom Research; online study conducted by Gfk/MRI, among The Insiders and opt-in subscribers of Cosmpolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, and Redbook.