Team Your Mini-dress with Ankle Boots This combo gives a feminine party dress a bit of an edge. But beware: a boot with a bare leg can shorten your stems, so look for a dress with an asymmetrical hemline or a boot with sheer lace insets (like the Monqiue Lhuillier boot, pictured left). Both will elongate your legs while giving off a too-cool vibe
Belt Your Shirt Grab a wide belt versus a barely-there, skinny style. A belt of this kind placed at your midriff helps to create a waist at the tiniest part of your body. Another trick? Use a belt to create a faux-peplum top. Simply cinch your belt tight enough to make the bottom hem of your top flare out, and voilà—you’ve got yourself a peplum top.