From paisley to fleur-de-lis, this season’s patterned blouses are more sophisticated—and flattering—than ever before


Sizes 8-10

Smaller, vertical prints are especially slimming. Create an hourglass shape with a blouse that’s flared at the bottom. Nicole Miller Collection blouse, $410, 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,



Sizes 12-14

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, Devon Leigh hoops, $195, and bangle, $297, Allison Daniel Designs thin bangles, $68 for five, and ring, $68, Capezio tights, about $14, BCBGirls platforms, $110, select Macy’s stores.








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Sizes 16-18

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, R.J. Graziano necklaces, $33-$35, 212-685-1248 for more information. Nashelle Jewelry ring, $115,






The Best New Bra

The double back wrap panel on the Butterfly Bra inspired by Jill Scott for Ashley Stewart ($39, ensures a comfortable, bulge-free