5. Wear a splashy print dress with black tights and high heel boots. Use opaque tights to give you a long and lean look. It’s the perfect balance for even the loudest prints.
Tory Burch “Shawna” belted silk floral dress ($435, bloomingdales.com)
Single digital rose-print dress ($94.50, theoutnet.com)
6. Stick to stripes that are vertical not horizontal. Let’s be honest, no matter how many designers do horizontal striped dresses, they still add pounds.
Victoria’s Secret Fair isle Sweaterdress ($39.99, victoriassecret.com)
Spense yoke vertical stripe dress ($45, boscovs.com)
Lois Joy Johnson is the former beauty and fashion director of More magazine and Ladies’ Home Journal and author of a new beauty book coming out in 2011.