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Q. I have read over and over again that straight leg style jeans (without whiskering) are the most flattering jeans for most figures. I’m having a difficult time identifying a true straight leg jean, one that goes straight down from the widest part of the hip and does not taper. All the straight leg styles look skinny or tapered, which I don’t think would flatter my curves. Can you recommend a true straight leg jean!

A. Straight leg jeans can be flattering, but it is often said that a bootcut jean is the most flattering jean. However, a straight leg offers a fine balance between bootleg and skinnies, offering a sleek look. If flattery is what you are after, a dark wash (yes, without whiskering or distressing) is your best option. I love my Levi’s Curve ID straight leg jeans - they are a true straight leg and are super flattering and comfortable. Even better, they offer custom curve fits based on your unique proportions.
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Q. I’m looking for some stylish winter boots (I live in MN.). I love the Blondo Leonie boot in Mushroom Suede, but I can’t find them in my size (7 wide) anywhere! Can you suggest something similar? I thought these hit the right mark with stylish and practical.

A. You will be happy to know that we found 7 Wides in your color preference on Amazon.com today (click the image at right). However, here are some more options that are similar in style and equally as practical for snow and rain.





Q. I have been seeing these gorgeous color block style dresses with black paneling on the side like this Stella McCartney one on Liv Tyler. Is there anywhere I can find a similar style? Any color with the black would do. And I’m tall (5’8) so nothing too short please.

A. Dresses with colorblocked side panels are not only gorgeous, but they’re masters of camouflage that visually slim and sculpt your figure instantly. We found a variety of similar styles to choose from:

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Q. I just saw this picture of Michelle Williams wearing a white sundress and denim jacket. I love the entire look! Can you help me recreate it? My budget is limited, so please make it affordable.

A. Is there anything Michelle Williams doesn’t wear well? She is most definitely at the top of our list of best dressed celebs, she even manages to look great off the red carpet. This breezy look is the perfect casual summer look, right down to her ethnic woven bag. We put together a great replica using items that are each under $85. Enjoy!

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image: people.com

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