Carla Hall & Daphne Oz Model 3 Spring Trends for Their Body Shapes

They may be fabulous Emmy-nominated TV personalities, but Carla Hall and Daphne Oz—my friends and co-hosts on The Chew—also happen to be real women who occasionally struggle with finding the most flattering styles for their body types. Click through the gallery to see how I got them looking their best in spring’s hottest styles.

Carla & Daphne Get Real

Carla & Daphne Get Real

“I look like a cake pop,” says Carla. “I’ve got broad shoulders and big hair, but I’m not that curvy.” Daphne has the opposite problem: “Now that I’ve had a baby, I’ve got a booty, belly and boobs.”

Midi Skirt

Midi Skirt

A midi skirt can be tricky, since it hits anywhere from just below the knee to mid-calf. Carla’s tall, so she can rock the longer length more easily, and this body-conscious silhouette maximizes her minimal curves. A looser blouse keeps her from looking like she’s been vacuum-sealed from head to toe. For Daphne, I chose a shorter A-line skirt in a pretty print to play up her feminine silhouette and paired it with a waist-nipping blazer for the perfect hourglass. (A quick note about straight midi skirts: Avoid grey or black if you’re a fashion novice—they’ll make you look like you escaped a cult.)

Non-Blazer Jacket

Non-Blazer Jacket

Jackets are probably the best figure-fixer out there, and this spring there are so many to choose from. On Carla, I balanced the strong shoulder of her structured jacket with wide-leg trousers. Since it’s got a bold zipper detail down the front, the eye moves up and down, so she still looks lean. Daphne’s white blazer draws attention to her top half, and that black piping defines the curves of her bust and waist. The blouse and pants float away from her problem areas for a slimming effect. We were careful with those cargo pockets—they hit at a narrow part of her leg so they don’t add volume.

Flare Jeans

Flare Jeans

Your skinnies finally have some competition—but bottoms with volume are challenging if you’re out of practice. I dressed Carla in a medium-wash jean that’s wide all the way down. The lighter color and patch pockets give more oomph to her hips, which at her height she can handle. Daphne got a no-pocket, dark-wash trouser-y style to streamline her lower half. The peplum top flares out from her narrowest part, camouflaging a little mommy-tummy.

Credits

MIDI SKIRT: On Carla: Skirt, H&M; Top, Zara. On Daphne: Skirt, H&M; Top, H&M; Jacket, Kelly by Clinton Kelly, QVC.

NON-BLAZER JACKET: On Carla: Jacket, H&M; Shirt, Zara; Pants, H&M. On Daphne: Jacket (for similar), H&M; Shirt (for similar), Express; Pants, H&M.

FLARE JEANS: On Carla: Jeans (for similar), Zara; Top, Zara. On Daphne: Jeans, NYDJ; Top, Gap.

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