The Slimming Outfit Formula This Chic Italian Woman Always Uses

It's not that Giovanna Battaglia only wears one outfit formula (this woman surely has a wardrobe of gargantuan proportions), but there's a particular look she's been revisiting on repeat over the past few years, and we can see why: It's so damn flattering.

Let's flag one important point right away: The esteemed fashion editor doesn't need to pick anything particularly slimming—she's got the body of a dancer and has incredible, elegant proportions. However, that doesn't mean we can't learn something from her silhouette choices or assume that she'd overlook a pretty solid formula for what can be the most body-loving combination on the block.

So what is this magical solution, you cry? Well, it's all about a waist-nipping A-line midi skirt (whether wrap, pleated or otherwise) paired with a slim but not overtly hugging, sleeved top worn tucked in and with a pair of heels for extra lift. Whether you feel like you have a small waist or not, this combination of shapes instantly draws the eye to the slimmest part of your body.

It also does a little upper arm coverage for those of us who desire it, and as for the heels, that's a tried-and-tested trick if ever we saw one. No matter your shape or size, this Battaglia-approved trio is a winning one, we promise.

Go through the gallery to see just how much she leans on the look, and then shop for the essentials.