Celebrity Style Tip: Looking Svelte

Svelte is sexy, just catch a glimpse of the fabulous Charlize Theron, and you know it to be true. Celebrities like Charlize deserve the credit they get for the hours spent in the gym, but they also have a few style secrets up their svelte sleeves. For a long lean line, the first step is body-hugging black. Don’t hide behind frumpy; flaunt your body with a leather pencil skirt, twiggy skinnies or shape-defining mini dress. To lengthen those legs, finish your look with a nude heel…it leads the eye all the way to the toe for extra inches. Finally, top off your look with a long necklace that elongates your torso and brings attention to your face.

Body-Hugging Black Pieces:

1. Alexander Wang Leather Racerback Dress ($985)
Purposeful paneling. Body conscious seaming and leather panels are visually slimming on this Alexander Wang. Finished with a sexy racerback, style with a pair of heels for night or take the laid back route with flats.

2. Herve Leger Knee Length Square Neck Dress ($1050)
The best thing to happen to the body this decade, body con construction makes this dress a bombshell waiting to happen. Hugging your curves and emphasizing the positives, this dress is the LBD you’ve been waiting for.

3. 7 For All Mankind The Skinny Jeans ($149)
Super stretch denim and a straight leg combine forces in body-slimming black. Every woman’s must-have, a pair of black straight leg denim is your go-to when all else fails. Wear long in winter, then roll into a crop for summer.

4. Boy. By Band Of Outsiders Leather Pencil Skirt ($795)
Universally flattering, the black pencil skirt works day to night when done up in leather. Like Charlize Theron’s body-hugging black skirt, this one also looks svelte when paired with black heels and a tucked-in black tank.

Leg Lengthening Nude Pumps

5. Alice + Olivia Larimore High Heel Pumps ($295)
Wear everywhere. Alice + Olivia’s Larimore Pump looks fabulous on the bottom of any look, from pencil skirt to sheath dress to rolled denim. The nude color is made a little spicier with a snake embossed finish.

6. Alejandro Ingelmo Penny Crisscross Mary Janes ($556)
School girl all grown up. These sexy Mary Janes feature crisscross straps and an edgy exposed zipper. Lengthening your legs was never so fun!

7. Dolce Vita Camila T Strap Sandals ($180)
Nude for summer, these sandals bare your beautiful legs. Thin straps come together in a knotted T-strap and end in a double ankle strap. An exposed zipper adds an edgy element to these entirely sensual sandals.

Elongating Necklaces

8. Cornelia Webb Feather Double Necklace ($200)
Two feather details grace the neck and then cascade into two tiered chains. Antiqued brass complements and warms up any look, whether casual or dressy.

9. Stella & Dot Bianca Tassel Necklace ($138)
Seen on Minka Kelly and Maria Menounos, this long necklace has star style galore. The designer mixes antiqued and shiny 12K gold-plated brass chains with gold-plated facets and, finally, a perfect swinging tassel. A 33 inch length elongates your figure, for sure.