The Best Fall Trends for Your Body
If You Have a Boyish Figure
Snake your way into style, and add curves with a pair of printed jeans in the season's hottest pattern: reptile. Fun for fall in darker colors -- deep browns, olive greens and grey tones -- keep them skinny and tuck into ankle boots, or let them taper off to a ballet or point-toe flat. With a simple, solid-color sweater or long-sleeve tee, you'll be one hot mama.
Siren Leggings Jean, $79.50, Victoria's Secret.
Shopping: Siren Leggings Jean
If You're Pear-Shaped
If you carry the bulk of your weight around your thighs, slip on a pair of stature-boosting booties. Easier to walk in and more stable than a pump, this slate-gray suede pair transitions easily from work, to home, to date-night. "Add monochromatic tights or pants close in color for a slimming effect," suggests Feliciano. If you like them so much that you scoop up a second pair in black, don't say we didn't warn you.
Suede Platform Zip Bootie, $148, C. Wonder.
Shopping: Suede Platform Zip Booties
If You Like Your Legs
Got great gams? Then get on-board with coated denim in black, grey, and espresso hues. "The trend lends itself well to a tunic, a longer cardigan, or a blazer because that super-skinny, shiny look requires a little bit of coverage," says Feliciano. She likes darker pants with jewel-tone tops -- they complement a metallic, attention-grabbing bottom.
Blank Denim Spray On Super Coated Jeans, $88, Shopbop.
Shopping: Blank Denim Spray On Super Coated Jeans
If You're An Apple
"A geometric print dress is a home run for fall," says Feliciano. Loose enough to avoid unflattering hugging and bunching, this silky number shows off arms and legs, ensuring it never veers towards frumpy. Start wearing it now with peep-toe flats or pumps, and pair with opaque tights and black booties when the cold strikes. It's a fashion win -- fair and square.
Red Glam Geometric Dress, $69, Fischer & Aniston.
Shopping: Geometric Dress
If You're An Hourglass
In the near century since Coco Chanel made them famous, tweed blazers have graced the torsos of many highly fashionable women. The look gets a little less stuffy this fall in the form of tweed coats, best in car-length -- meaning they hit around mid-thigh. "That's the one fall coat I would suggest investing in," says Feliciano. Bracelet-length sleeves make layering with solid-color tops a must, and the A-line cut hides hips. Button this topper over last year's jeans and turtleneck, and you've got yourself a fresh look.
Jack by BB Dakota Tweed Coat, $89, Piperlime.
Shopping: Jack by BB Dakota Tweed Coat
If You're Busty
Don't let the post-summer blues get you down. Don some of fall's hottest jewel tones -- mustard, emerald green, and burgundy are everywhere -- to cheer up any outfit. A richly-colored crewneck sweater shows large chests to their best effect, and can be styled in enough ways that you can wear it multiple times per week. Pair with jeans, a blazer, slacks, or over that summer dress you're not quite ready to let go.
Elbow Patch Zip Sweater, $59.50, Banana Republic.
Shopping: Banana Republic Elbow Patch Zip Sweater
If You Have a Small Bust
Color blocking isn't going away, which is great news for women of all body types. The placement of light and dark patches works to emphasize your best assets. "Wear the brighter color on the part you want to draw attention to," advises Feliciano. The line down the front of this short-sleeve top perks up A and B cups, and we cannot take our eyes off the beautiful blue tones.
Cable & Gauge Colorblocked Dolman Sleeve Sweater, $29.99, Loehmann's.
If You Have Broad Shoulders
Don't wait on this one. A great transition piece, a supple leather jacket can go into wardrobe rotation right now. A cropped style -- this one hits right around the hipbones -- makes it appear as if shoulders and hips are in a straight line, giving the allusion that the upper body is narrower than it really is. Toss over a tunic-length tee or sweater, and wear this coat until snowflakes begin to fall.
Steve Madden Asymmetrical Faux Leather Jacket, $98, Nordstrom.
If You're An Hourglass
Real-life Joan Holloways, rejoice! For those with womanly figures, a wide belt is the ideal way to show off a tight waist. Creating curves where they don't exist, these cinchers give you back your waist in the time it takes to say, "buckle up." "I would stay with styles three inches or under, and with a little stretch in there, also. A lot of leather belts have a few inches of elastic in the back, so they'll move with you throughout the day without riding up or down," says Feliciano.
Nora Belt, $98.50, Club Monaco.
If You Have Junk in the Trunk
Take eyes off your butt, and steer them down to your sexy legs with animal print wedges. In elongating the silhouette, these mid-height, easy-to-walk-in shoes balance out, and lift a larger rear end. Use them to turn a pencil skirt, solid shift dress and opaque tights, slacks, or basic blue jeans fierce.
Mireldee Wedge, $90, ALDO.