It’s no secret that there’s a certain je ne sais quoi when it comes to French-girl style. It’s polished yet effortless. Classic yet cool. And it always seems to highlight a figure in just the right way. There's a reason it's one of the main styles we're always taking inspiration from. From Jeanne Damas to Anne-Laure Mais of Adenorah, the elegant-meets-badass style that’s unequivocally French has been the source of numerous double-taps and outfit pinnings for years. So who better to illustrate Parisian slimming styling secrets than the French trendsetters themselves? Equip yourself with these need-to-know tricks, and you’ll be perfectly poised for your own street style moment.
We're spilling their secrets. From dresses to pantsuits to wide-leg jeans and more, there's a simple way to help your wardrobe get one step closer to Parisian. Keep reading to find out the 13 slimming style tips almost every French girl follows.
Vertical stripes create an illusion of length. Whether you're tall, short, or somewhere in between, you can never go wrong with a little elongation to help you stand out.
There's a reason trench coats are the go-to jacket for French girls. These slimming coats are the perfect extra layer for a chic yet elegant look.
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Emily Greenberg. Want to nail Parisian style? Find out how French girls really develop their looks.