11/21/2012 08:35 EST

Look Thinner: Look 10 Pounds Lighter In 10 Seconds With A Trapeze Sweater

You’ve probably heard that an A-line silhouette flatters every body shape. Whether you’re wearing a mini skirt or a wedding dress, the fitted top and flared bottom of the A-line will make anyone look flawlessly stylish and slim.

The newest addition to the A-line family is the voluminous trapeze sweater. Swinging into stores near you, the term “trapeze sweater” actually encompasses everything from a light swingy jacket to a crocheted dress, with sweater lengths and fabrics ranging wildly.

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For a quick way to look like you lost 10 pounds, pair your sweater with skinny jeans or tights. Try leather leggings and a chunky cable-knit trapeze for an unexpected pairing of textures, or wear a flowy dress over slim pants for a chic work look.

Wide leg pants, skirts with petticoats and flared jeans all need to be worn with caution, since too much fabric adds unflattering bulk. If you are pairing a trapeze dress with pants, make sure the hem hits above or below your knees, but never at them.

Left: DKNY Convertible Sweater in Oatmeal Heather, $181, Shopbop

Right: Voile Trapeze Slip, $88, Free People

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