5 Universally Flattering Pieces Every Girl Must Own

by Janelle Yau   |  Jun 9, 2017
Image: Liza Soberano | instagram.com/lizasoberano
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We all have our own list of fashion must-haves and closet non-negotiables to suit not just our personal style, but our unique body types, too. But whether you're tall, petite, athletic, or curvy, there are a few pieces that are just universally flattering and deserves a top spot in your cabinets! To find out what these are, we asked Liza Soberano's go-to stylist Perry Tabora to list them all down so we can stock up on these fashion investments.

The Little Black Dress (LBD)

P1495, Mango

The little black dress will be forever be the most versatile piece of clothing you can and should be able to find in your wardrobe. You can wear to fun night out with your blockmates or even to a regular school day! Dress it up with a pair of cute heels or dress it down with a pair of comfy flats.

Dark Wash Jeans


P590, Uniqlo

Another versatile piece, you can literally wear your dark wash jeans with any top—from basic to brights. Plus, since it's in a dark wash, it's flattering for any body type.

Denim or Leather Jacket


If you're looking for a piece to splurge on, you know that a good denim or leather jacket is worth it. These jackets will never go out of style and will actually look better as they age! Layer any of these third-piece items on your OOTD for an instant cool-girl vibe.

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A-Line Skirt

P1490, Stradivarius

An A-Line skirt will easily give your body a nice silhouette as it nips and flares at all the right places. It also comes in different fabrics—from leather to fun prints—which can add texture and character to any look in a snap.

Basic Black or White Low Scoop Neck Tee

P499, H&M


Wearing a low scoop neck tee is a good style hack to instantly look slimmer because it highlights your collarbones. It also serves as a nice canvas piece since you can easily pair it with a skirt or a pair of pants, and layer it with a denim or leather jacket for a cool look for the day.

Which of these universally flattering pieces do you already have in your closet?

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Janelle Yau
Fashion and Beauty Assistant
The Rebecca Bloomwood of Manila. I spend half of my time obsessing about the latest fashion craze, and the other half overthinking and over-analyzing just about anything under the sun. When I’m not busy as a bee playing with fifty shades of pink lippies, you can probably catch me swiping my plastic for yet another pair of shiny, pointed gold flats.
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