20 Figure-Flattering Summer Styles Under $50!
A chunky medium-high heel is flattering on a wide variety of leg shapes and sizes, and peep-toes draw the eye to your cute little toes—a leg-lengthening trick!
Charlotte Russe Patent Color-Block Peep-Toe Pumps, $36.50
This easy-to-wear belted tunic is breezy and totally nonclingy. Plus, its gently cinched waist, flattering V-neckline, and upper-arm-covering sleeves flatter some of our, um, softest bits and bobs.
Bloomingdale’s Printed, Belted V-Neck Caftan, $49.50
A tailored blazer
Tailored blazers are among the most flattering garments around. For summer, consider a smart jacket in a textured gray—it looks modern and goes with everything from jeans to dresses.
This Newport News Gray Blazer, $25
A straight-cut skirt
A sleek knee-length straight-cut skirt can work wonders on your silhouette when paired with a blousy top. If you’re daring, try a head-to-toe tailored, fitted look—think Joan from Mad Men.
Mango Linen and Cotton Straight-Cut Skirt, $45
Jeans with a little flare
A good pair of slightly flared blue jeans will help balance out curvier proportions. Wear ‘em with heels for a legs-for-miles effect.
Jolt Retro Flare Jeans, $40
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Neutral wedge shoes
A little height boost always helps in the figure-flattery department. Look for unfussy shoes in neutral colors—brown, black, beige, white. This pair of wedges features a pop of color at the front, tricking the eye and making your legs look super long.
West Coast Wardrobe Neon Heights Wedges, $42
A flattering-yet-relaxed top
Cinched at the natural waistline, this hip-length, cap-sleeve top camouflages a multitude of problem areas. It’s a great go-to everyday casual shirt.
Gap Roll-Sleeve Tunic, $49.95
A drop-waist dress with a bit of stretch
Here’s a pull-on-and-go short-sleeve drop-waist stretchy soft dress that you won’t feel like you need to slip a cardigan over.
Loft French Terry Tie-Waist Dress, $49.50
A swimsuit with flattering details and a little control-top thrown in
This retro-inspired black swimsuit has ruching to hide rogue lumps and bumps and a control-top tummy panel to help hold it all in.
Old Navy Twist-Front Control Max Swimsuit, $45
A flutter-sleeve blouse
A pretty blouse is a must this season, but if you don’t feel comfortable going sleeveless, try this dainty flutter-sleeve V-neck style instead.
East 5th Short-Sleeve Pin-Tuck Tie-Neck Blouse, $18