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These Sister Celebs Slay With Glam Camouflage

No hair hassles, bulges, crepey skin or visible leg veins. Steal their secrets to 24/7 style!

The white gardenia Billie Holiday tucked at her temples is as iconic as the late music legend’s distinctive voice. But legend has it she started wearing the blossom after a curling iron damaged her hairline. Today, stars such as Vivica A. Fox stay camera- and red-carpet-ready no matter what by camouflaging glitches with glam. “I trick the eye by using stockings when my legs don't have a tan,” she told Sisters. “And if I want to look snatched but haven't hit the gym, I always wear Herve Leger dresses or jumpsuits because the line has fabulous built-in hold and support!” Want to turn your own style and beauty hassles into highlights? Take genius inspiration from these gorgeous sisters.

 

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MARY J. BLIGE, 47 

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul proudly sports some badass body art. But she’ll sometimes trade edge for elegance at a wedding or red-carpet event, covering her ink in a long-sleeved, lovely and ladylike frock. This spring 2018 number from Bibhu Mohapatra is both  edgy and elegant!

 

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TAMELA MANN, 52

For real? The way our fave gospel girl Tamela Mann works her curve appeal these days is more glow-up than glam camouflage. But her fashion game is so tight, we had to shout her out. Her style tricks: Wear solid-color dresses, but keep the eye engaged and break up the torso with mixed media (leather, lace, sequins or velvet, say, on a jersey dress). And those corset belts. Werk.

 

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JADA PINKETT SMITH, 46
She’s worn almost every hairstyle – from cascading mid-back waves to a close-cropped pixie cut. But as she struggles with alopecia (hair loss), the actress and Red Table Talk host has been rocking a head wrap. “When my hair is wrapped I feel like a queen,” she says. Missed salon appointment or not, we can’t think of a better reason to tie one on.

 

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OCTAVIA SPENCER, 46
The Oscar-winning actress accentuates (never denigrates) her dangerous curves in body-conscious garments that celebrate every contour of her figure with vivid color and elegant draping that catches the eye. Strategic surplice styling, draping and wrap dresses are a stylist’s secret to skimming over the tummy.

 

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TINA TURNER, 78
If eczema, crepey skin or prominent veins make you shy about showing your hands on a big night out, take a style tip from the queen of rock ‘n’ roll, who’s been spotted wearing sheer embellished gloves. Mesh is also called “illusion” for a reason. It conceals as it reveals. Look for it in necklines, skirts and lingerie to boost your bombshell factor.

 

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CICELY TYSON, 93
The veteran actress and Hollywood Walk of Fame honoree clearly appreciates the value of a statement sleeve to bring drama and presence to a look. And if you’re self-conscious about your upper arms, it’s a strategy worth borrowing until your body confidence kicks in.

 

 

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