From paisley to fleur-de-lis, this season's patterned blouses are more sophisticated—and flattering—than ever before
Smaller, vertical prints are especially slimming. Create an hourglass shape with a blouse that's flared at the bottom. Nicole Miller Collection blouse, $410, nicolemiller.com for store locations. Southpole Collection pants, $48, Sears department stores nationwide. R.J. Graziano earrings, $75, and bangle, $38, 212-685-1248 for more information. Allison Daniel Designs ring, $98, allisondanieldesigns.com.
Team rich-colored patterns with great-fitting flat-front trousers that sit below the waist to elongate your torso. Max&Co. blouse, $255, Max&Co., Los Angeles, 323-606-4440. Lane Bryant with Right Fit pants, $50, lanebryant.com. Devon Leigh hoops, $195, and bangle, $297, devonleighdesign.com. Allison Daniel Designs thin bangles, $68 for five, and ring, $68, allisondanieldesigns.com. Capezio tights, about $14, capeziodance.com. BCBGirls platforms, $110, select Macy's stores.
Look for print blouses with strategic proportion and shape. And add plenty of pop with bold, solid-color accessories. OMO Norma Kamali dress, $295, Norma Kamali, New York City, 800-8KAMALI. Lane Bryant with Right Fit pants, $50, lanebryant.com. R.J. Graziano necklaces, $33-$35, 212-685-1248 for more information. Nashelle Jewelry ring, $115, nashelle.com.
The Best New Bra
The double back wrap panel on the Butterfly Bra inspired by Jill Scott for Ashley Stewart ($39, ashleystewart.com) ensures a comfortable, bulge-free