When you’re photographed as much as celebrities are, you start to learn what types of clothing look the most flattering on you—whether you’re in front of a flashbulb or not. As such, we often look to stylish ladies like Beyoncé and Chrissy Teigen for outfit tricks for making our bodies look their best. With summer in full swing, today we’re focusing on the top three celebrity-approved ways to flatter your body by showing a little skin.
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Highlighting the area under your bust and above your belly button is a flattering way to show skin in the summer. For many women of all sizes, this is the slimmest part of their torso, so it’s an ideal spot to show off with a crop top and high-waisted bottom.
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On Kaling: Topshop top and skirt; Christian Louboutin heels.
On Teigen: A.L.C. skirt; Barbara Bui heels; Balenciaga Cable Shopper Bag ($2085).
The slit skirt is an on-trend way to show off your legs while simultaneously making them look svelte. Since a slit typically shows off just a sliver of skin, it creates the vertical illusion of longer and leaner legs.
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On Olsen: Galvan Bi-Colour Crepe Dress ($864); Sidney Garber collar.
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On Knowles: Maki Oh dress.
A romper or a dress with an upper-torso cutout is another way to show off the most toned part of your stomach. To heighten the slimming effect, look for pieces that are structured or flare out a bit under the cutout to deemphasize the lower abdomen.
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On Lawrence: Christian Dior dress; Roger Vivier Ondulation Sphere Sandals ($1150).
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On Weisz: Narciso Rodriguez jumpsuit.