Stop rubbing the bottle for the genie to magically appear and make you look slimmer for the big date night tomorrow. Because I’ve tried that, sister, and it doesn’t work. But, I can tell you what does. You need a few hacks up your sleeve to create an illusion that does what you are looking for.
Without further delay, let’s go right into it to discuss tips and hacks that I wish I had known earlier. But, I’m happy for you though!
How To Dress To Look Slimmer – 10 Dressing Tips
1. Layer It Up
Let me just break this myth once and for all. People think that adding more layers means adding extra pounds, but that’s really not true. Adding layers gives your body definition. Plus, it does not give people a direct view of your body. If anything, it is a blessing!
2. Black Be Your BFF
Everything about your wardrobe has to be black. I understand the love for cool whites and pastels, however, just keep it all dark and black as much as possible.
3. Body Compressors/Shapewear
Swear by shapewear; it’s a blessing in disguise. It tames fat around the midriff, hip, and thigh regions effectively. And it also acts as a catalyst to make you look slimmer. Invest in it, and you will be thankful.
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4. High Rise Jeans
High-waist jeans should be on your hit list because they tuck in most of the flab and do a great job of making you look slender, tall, and slim. The ones that are black, stretchable, and stop near your ankle are what you need. Fetch those straight-cut high-rise jeans!
5. Inner Wear
Inner wear is a big part of this puzzle and is the base for everything you will build over. Do not wear a sloppy bra and thongs that add more attention to your muffin tops. Wear a bra that gives you full coverage, without bulges; your underwear should preferably be stretchable and high rise to camouflage the flab. Either way, good undergarments are helpful in more ways than one and are always a great investment.
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Wear statement jewelry and beef up your look with details like a necklace, earrings, scarf, bandana, watch, etc. It steers the attention away from anything unflattering. If you are wearing shapewear, also consider belts that are dark and massive or svelte and that cinch at the waist.
7. Prints And Patterns
Avoid anything with horizontal prints, be it big or small. Vertical print dresses with deep necks are your go-to if you want to look slimmer and taller. And, patterns like A-line cut or a pencil skirt can seal the deal for you.
8. Matching Separates
Matching your separates instead of wearing matching sets is a trick of the trade. Especially colors like black, blue, gray or anything dark.
Wearing a loose shirt or a top with fitted trousers works toward your advantage. You could also try the opposite, but avoid that if your midriff is your pain area. Also, body hugging clothes are a big no-no.
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And last, but not the least, everything will fall flat if you do not have the right posture. It makes a lot of difference to your silhouette, so pay attention to it.
What Colors Make You Look Thinner?
The answer to this is invariably black or dark colors, because nothing slims your figure down as much as black does. Luckily, for most of us, it is our favorite color too. Also, try the monochrome look – it works.
What Clothes Make You Tall And Slim?
Wearing vertical stripes will make you look thin. A legacy that has been passed on by the fashion legends. Having said that, you do not have to shy away from horizontal designs as long as they are not body hugging. Small printed dresses, polka dotted tops, self-design tunics dresses, and flouncy maxi dresses are all exciting options that make you look tall and slim.
Outfit Ideas – Clothes That Make You Look Thinner
1. High-Rise Jeans And Flowing Top
It is a given that high rise jeans with a straight cut can trick the eyes into giving you an elongated look. Keep the top flowing and slightly loose, but not too loose either. Loose boyfriend T-shirts and tank tops with a plaid shirt and jeans are your other options.
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2. Long Black Dress Or An LBD To Your Rescue
We have stated this over and over again – anything in black gets full thumbs up. When we say black, we also mean the little black dress. If you are too conscious, get shapewear and pointed footwear instead of broad wedges. You will thank us later.
3. Do A Lot Of Shirts, They Make You Look Slimmer
Rock that plaid shirt with jeans or jeggings, but size matters. Shirts that are either too big or too small can spoil it for you.
4. Pencil Skirts That Give You An Elongated Look
If there is one stylish outfit that can make you look dapper and relatively thinner, it is the pencil skirt. You just have to pair it with a well-fitted (not too tight nor loose) shirt or a chiffon top, and throw on a statement neck piece. It never fails you!
5. Here Are Your Options For Bridesmaids’ Dresses
Consider corset style gowns or A-line cut dresses that cinch near the waist and balloon out below. If you are conscious about your arms, get yours customized with sleeves of any length to add definition and detailing. It makes a lot of difference to your overall body outline. Again, the trick that works wonders for any one piece dress is to wear the right shapewear inside.
6. Some Cocktail Or Evening Dresses Can Even Make You Look Skinny
For evening dresses, try color blocking, especially in dark colors. Also, go with deep V-necks and side and center slits that can distract people. Since most prom dresses come in lace, tulle or sheer fabrics, try the ones that come with inbuilt spandex. Yes, those can be saviors.
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7. Transform Your Curvy Body Into An Hourglass Figure With This Combination
If you want to look like you have been magically dropping sizes overnight and fake an hourglass figure, try the deep V-neck body-slimming dresses that are snug yet not skin tight. You know the kind of dresses women in media wear. Try one of these and thank us later.
Now that we know how to dress to look slimmer, what are you waiting for? Curvy women or some of us who are not-so-confident about our bodies tend to have a lot of mind blocks and miss out on a lot of fashionable clothing just because of this. Don’t just give in to it, there are always workarounds and hacks that you can resort to. Lastly, we do not have to submit ourselves into what is considered beautiful, but learn to work with our bodies with confidence! Hoping this article helped you. Feel free to drop in a comment if you have any more questions.
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