Trapeze designs are cropping up all over designers Spring looks. The look is definitely more forgiving than sheath dresses and allows for those days when you may be feeling not quite so, *ahem* thin. Pair the swingy silhouette with stovepipe or slim pants for tops or platform shoes with dresses. Remember to balance the volume of the top half with a slimmer silhouette at the bottom. Large over large = "Is she pregnant?" or "wth?!?!"
Splurge: Marc by Marc Jacobs "Braxton" coat $428; Steal: Coffee Shop fencing coat $68
Bi La Li trapeze coat $310
Tocca "Ina" coat $550; Twinkle drawstring wrap coat $257.90 (on sale!)
Karen Zambos pleated mini dress $324; Fendi Ottoman silk top $1,150
Cirque top $118
Oscar de la Renta
Less expensive looks can also be found at Wet Seal, Arden B, Forever 21; Target or Bebe