Donna Karan's Slimming Style Secrets
What to wear
You can lose 10 pounds instantly with the right outfit. Here, designer Donna Karan shows you how.
Dress to draw the eye up toward your shoulders and neck, where most women don’t gain weight. Go with a V-neck or off-the-shoulder top. Everyone knows vertical stripes are slimming, but even a ruffle or fabric with a vertical pattern can lengthen your body.
Flared trouser pants
Trouser pants have roomy legs that balance your figure, and front pockets won’t draw attention to hips like slit side pockets would.
Plus large, stiff expanses of fabric make you look bigger, so choose pieces that have some movement. Small ruffles, pants that flow over curves—these detract attention away from unwanted pounds.
A watch with a rectangular face is more flattering than a round one. Also, an interesting statement necklace highlights an always-slender spot—your collarbone.
Heels help create a long, lean line. Just choose a pair without ankle straps, which can make your legs look shorter.
A bulky shoulder tote adds unwanted width. Instead, Karan suggests a handheld satchel, like this bold yellow option.