7 Flattering Fall Outfits for Every Body Type

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Putting together an outfit every morning is hard enough. You’ve got weather, meetings and a commute to worry about. Then you add in trying to make said ensemble flattering? Oy. But don’t worry; that’s where a little planning and inspiration comes into play. These easy, foolproof combos are meant to accentuate your assets in less than three pieces. When in doubt, follow along.

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If You’re Hourglass: Tie-waist Midi Dress + Pumps

Steer clear of shapeless sack dresses. You’ll frame your shape better in a belted dress of a solid color. Then get creative with your shoes (the world is your feet’s oyster), but for a trusty staple, go with a metallic pump.

Get the look: Glamorous dress ($78); Leota dress ($148); Tibi dress ($298); Louise et Cie heels ($120); Manolo Blahnik heels ($695)

If You’re Petite: Tucked-in Top + Flare Jeans

Add some height with on-trend flared denim and heels peeking beneath. Just be sure to keep your top tucked in so the look doesn’t overwhelm your frame.

Get the look: Anthropologie blouse ($88); Cinq a Sept blouse ($345); Paige jeans ($198); M.i.h. jeans ($230); H&M jacket ($35); Levi’s jacket ($129)

If You’re Pear-shaped: Fitted Top + Full Pleated Skirt

For gals who are smaller on top, stick to a tucked-in top that shows off your trim middle and throw on an eye-catching skirt that moves with you and falls along your hip line.

Get the look: Theory shell ($215); Alice + Olivia turtleneck ($195); Anthropologie skirt ($118); Reiss skirt ($285); Lodis satchel ($238); Tory Burch satchel ($558)

If You’re Apple-shaped: Printed Midi Dress + Over-the-knee Boots

Think long lines with a little flare at the end. Opt for a flowy dress that skims your middle, and pair it with lean boots that will show off your gorgeous legs.

Get the look: Love, Fire dress ($45); Anthropologie dress ($158); Steve Madden boots ($60); Anthropologie boots ($198); H&M bag ($30); Rebecca Minkoff bag ($295)

If You’re Tall: Fitted Jacket + Striped Tee + Cuffed Jeans

Although long-legged ladies can pull off a lot, it’s important to break up your outfit into varying, tailored pieces, so there’s interest and not one continuous line. Cuffed denim with heels accentuates your legs, while horizontal stripes up top play up your curves.

Get the look: Kensie coat ($150); Cupcakes and Cashmere jacket ($140); B.P. tee ($19); AG Adriano Goldschmied shirt ($108); Joe’s jeans ($115); Citizens of Humanity jeans ($218)

For All Body Types: Duster Jacket + Jeans

Get ready to see this look all season, thanks to its universally flattering power. Just pick your favorite style of jeans, from flared to cropped, and your top of choice, say, a professional white button-down or a comfy sweatshirt. Throw on an ankle-skimming jacket that moves with you and voilà: the perfect layered outfit.

Get the look: Leith duster ($53); Halston duster ($395); Splendid sweatshirt ($49); Free People sweatshirt ($78); H&M jeans ($40); Anthropologie jeans ($215)

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