Loving yourself and your body no matter what shape it is – that’s the goal we’re all striving for, but we all have those days where we feel a bit frumpy and wish we could be a bit slimmer. There’s no way you can lose any significant amount of weight in a day, but if you know what clothes to wear and how to style them – you can definitely look slimmer. Here are 8 styling tips that will help you look visibly slimmer for those days when you need a little ego boost.
It’s annoying to admit this but it works. Well made shapewear can smooth out all your unwanted lumps, tuck it on the bits that you don’t want sticking out and generally streamline your silhouette. There’s so much choice these days for shapewear: high waisted shorts with tummy support, long shorts that will make your thighs slimmer and perk up your butt, full body ones that are perfect for evening gowns and bodycon dresses. Just pick what’s right for you.
2. All Black
Black does make you look slimmer, it’s a fact. But make sure it’s true black, not a washed out black. It will not only make you appear fitter but also, you know, everyone looks cool when wearing all black everything.
Contrary to popular belief layers won’t make you look bigger. In fact they can make you look smaller, add dimension where you need it and hide the parts that you don’t want on show. Just make sure you wear layers in a smart way. Choose clean lines to appear slimmer and add structure instead of ruffles – those make you look bigger.
4. High Waisted Jeans
Thank god these are back in fashion. They’re not only way more comfortable then low rise, but they also do a great job at emphasizing your waist and making your legs look longer and leaner too. Wear them with crop tops or a tucked in t-shirt to show off the smallest part of your waist.
5. Vertical Stripes
Anything with a vertical stripe pattern will visually elongate and slim down your body. So get a top with this pattern if you’re top heavy, or those cool stripy trousers if you want your legs to appear longer and thinner. A vertical stripe dress is always a winner too.
6. Skinny Belts
Skinny little belts are a great way to cinch in your waist and make you appear slimmer when wearing loose dresses or tops. They will define your shape without making too much of a statement. Avoid thick belts, they only make you look stumpy and sort of cut you in half.
7. Pencil Skirts
You might not realize this yet, but pencil skirts are universally the most flattering on all shapes and sizes. Their length and structure is perfect for making your body look its best. Wear them with shapewear if your tummy is the problem area.
8. A-Line Silhouette
A-line skirts or dresses are perfect if you have a bit of a tummy. It’ll draw the eye to your smallest part – your waist and hide the tummy while also showing off your legs. If you have slim legs go for short ones, if you think your thighs aren’t ready to see the sun go for the classic cut that’s just above the knee.