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How to look hotter, taller, curvier: Style tips from the stars!

July 31, 2013 19:12 IST

How to look hotter, taller, curvier: Style tips from the stars!

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If you want to look like the perfect 10 regardless of your body type, take a leaf out of their book.

How do all the divas in entertainment manage to look so alluring on the red carpet?

After all, Kylie Minogue is only 5'2" tall and curvy Kim Kardashian is as far from size zero as they come. And yet they're absolutely flawless at all public appearances.

It's all down to their carefully chosen wardrobes, of course -- and keeping the following style tips in mind, you can work the same advantages in your favour too!

Look hotter in: A plunging neckline

This one's a no-brainer. You want to go sexy, just take the plunge like supermodel Marisa Miller and show off some cleavage.

Make sure, however, that your outfit is well-balanced to avoid looking trashy -- a low neckline means a low hemline too and vice versa, else you'll be flashing way too much flesh.


Image: Marisa Miller arrives at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California
Photographs: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images

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Look hotter in: A sizzling mini

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Got a great set of gams like Blake Lively? Cover up the decolletage and opt for a stunning mini dress or skirt -- it's sure to have the guys sit up and take notice!


Image: Blake Lively attends the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the 'American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity' exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City
Photographs: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

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Look hotter in: A bodycon

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A bodycon that clings to every curve is sure to flatter your figure. Since all of us don't have Miranda Kerr's figure, however, you may consider wearing some control shapewear to smooth out any lumps and bumps, as such outfits can also be very unforgiving.


Image: Miranda Kerr attends the Victoria's Secret 'What Is Sexy' list: Bombshell Summer Edition launch party held at The Beverly on May 12, 2011 in West Hollywood, California
Photographs: Toby Canham/Getty Images

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Look curvier in: Higher waistlines

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If you're looking to add some inches in the right places, the easiest trick is to opt for a higher waistline -- note how British songstress Diane Vickers' athletic frame is complemented by her high-waisted shorts and matching crop top.


Image: Diana Vickers attends the UK Premiere of 'The Lone Ranger' at Odeon Leicester Square on July 21, 2013 in London, England
Photographs: Eamonn M McCormack/Getty Images

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Look curvier in: Peplums

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Fergie scores an hourglass with her peplum LBD and you can too, because the added panel of fabric will add curves to your hips.


Image: Stacy 'Fergie' Ferguson arrives at the world premiere of Touchstone Pictures' 'When in Rome' held at the El Capitan Theater on January 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California
Photographs: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images

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Look curvier in: A-line outfits

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Victoria's Secret model Erin Heatherton has an athletic, toned bod, but this lovely white A-line number adds a fuller, more feminine touch to it.


Image: Erin Heatherton attends the 'Grown Ups 2' New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on July 10, 2013 in New York City
Photographs: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

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Look taller in: Vertical stripes

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Vertically challenged? Vertical stripes are the solution, as they create a lengthening illusion -- note how Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks even more statuesque in her trendy strapless jumpsuit.


Image: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attends the Chanel Pre-Oscar dinner at Madeo Restaurant on February 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California
Photographs: Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Chanel

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Look taller in: Skinny jeans

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Skinnies stick to your frame and have you looking slimmer. And anything that has you looking slim will have a lengthening effect too, as is plain to see on Stacy Keibler.


Image: Stacy Keibler attends the Lifetime Original Series 'Supermarket Superstar' food tasting event at The Smog Shoppe on July 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California
Photographs: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

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Look taller in: Slits

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Of course, Megan Fox's daring slit is a tad too much for most of us, but don't lose sight of the effect -- a skirt or gown with a slit down one side will emphasise the lines of your figure and have you looking taller.


Image: Megan Fox attends the German premiere of 'Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen' at the Sony Center CineStar on June 14, 2009 in Berlin, Germany
Photographs: Florian Seefried/Getty Images

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Look more sophisticated in: A jacket

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If sophistication is your ultimate sartorial aim, go out and purchase a formal jacket in a neutral shade. Barbara Palvin certainly works hers well, along with an overall androgynous look on the red carpet.


Image: Barbara Palvin attends the 'Cleopatra' premiere during The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at The 60th Anniversary Theatre on May 21, 2013 in Cannes, France
Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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Look more sophisticated in: Clean lines

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No ruffles, pleats or ruching -- stick to simple, striking silhouettes like Taylor Swift in her stunning black ensemble, with its strong lines and no-fuss design.


Image: Taylor Swift attends the Brit Awards 2013 at the 02 Arena on February 20, 2013 in London, England
Photographs: Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images

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Look more sophisticated in: Minimalist designs

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Cut out the vibrant hues, busy patterns and statement accessories -- in fashion circles, minimalist is another word for sophistication, a principle actress Emma Stone mastered awhile ago.


Image: Emma Stone arrives at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California
Photographs: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

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Look thinner in: Cinched in waistlines

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Most of us try to look thinner than we actually are and it's fairly easy with a little know-how -- one of the easiest tricks is to choose a garment with a cinched-in waistline that creates an overall slimmer silhouette. And that's just what Kylie Minogue is doing here.


Image: Kylie Minogue attends the EIF Women's Cancer Research Fund's 16th Annual 'An Unforgettable Evening' presented by Saks Fifth Avenue at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 2, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California
Photographs: Frederick M Brown/Getty Images

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Look thinner in: Colour blocking or solid shades

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Padma Lakshmi has been sporting a fuller figure in recent years, but she still looks every inch the supermodel. How? It's with stylish choices like this colourblock dress, which uses different hues to accentuate the right body proportions. Alternatively, you can opt for solid hues for the same effect.


Image: Padma Lakshmi attends 'Connecting The Dots' Book Launch & Exhibition Opening at Donna Karan's Urban Zen Center at the Stephen Weiss Studio on October 17, 2012 in New York City
Photographs: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

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Look thinner in: Corset creations

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And finally we come to one last trick -- corsets. The garment itself qualifies as shapewear lingerie, so when it's incorporated into outerwear, it's undoubtedly a winner, nipping in your tummy and trimming your torso.


Image: Jennifer Hawkins arrives at the 11th Annual ASTRA Awards at The Sydney Theatre on July 25, 2013 in Sydney, Australia
Photographs: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
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