January 30, 2009
My best friend constantly complains that she has no waist. To make up for her lack of curves, she often wears short skirts to draw all the attention to her fabulous legs. But minis aren't always appropriate-or even comfortable, for that matterA more sensible option is the blouson. It comes as a shirt or a dress, like Jennifer Morrison's Anne Valrie Hash strapless, and has a fitted waistband with material bloused over. Angelina Jolie is a huge fan of the loose but flattering fit as well. That's all she's been wearing this Awards season! I prefer the sparkly Versace over the blue Max Azria, because you need to show at least a slip of skin to make this trend look sexy.
If you're top heavy, the blouson is not for you. But if you want to add shape to your rectangular frame day or night, shop the tops and dresses in the gallery below.