Flatter Your Figure
To prevent adding on extra pounds, Phillips says heavy fabrics should be avoided, as well as anything that's too tight. Lackey suggests steering clear of horizontal stripes — like the ones actress Hillary Duff is sporting here — as they can make you appear wider than you actually are. Dale Steliga, an image consultant and founder of SavvySpice.com, says clothes that highlight your smallest features are key to a stellar photo. "If you have great legs, wear leather shorts with a blazer," she advises. "If you have a tiny waist, try a high-waisted pencil skirt and a three-quarters-length top." If you're worried about your arms, wear a cardigan in a darker color, says Kara Layne, owner of Kara Layne Photography. And if you want to hide a little extra weight in your midsection, try a looser, tunic-style blouse, she says.