11/16/2012 11:26 am ET

15 Expert Tips on Fashion and Beauty

Tim Gunn says that black isn't always slimming. Bobbie Thomas knows just how to find the perfect skirt length. And Joy Bauer told us that jicama can help combat bloating. Who knew? Of course, we all have our own beauty secrets and little rules of thumb we follow when buying clothes, but it's so great when the experts throw out a really interesting piece of advice we've never heard before.

We love to hear from the experts because they always have so many ideas about expressing yourself through your personal style. Of course, we know that fashion is fleeting and beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but let's be honest - who doesn't enjoy looking their best?

So, in that spirit, we've put together a slideshow of some of the best tips we've gotten from our most stylish friends. They may not all work for you, but when you hear it straight from the experts themselves, you know it's a note worth taking.


15 Expert Tips on Fashion and Beauty