I am often asked “what clothes can I wear to look slimmer?”
Who doesn’t want to look and feel slim?
Here are five tips to help you
Lets start with the foundation of any outfit…
The fit of your bra is key.
No one wants to look bumpy, bulgy or saggy right?
If you have not been fitted and are wearing a bra that is too big or too small; go to any department store in the intimates section, or Victoria Secret and get measured.
So many of us including myself at one point have worn or are wearing the wrong size bra.
This explains how a bra should fit better than I can, take a look.
(Source – Pintrest)
Not only do you want to have a proper fitting bra that flatters your shape; you also want to wear underwear that fit and flatter your shape too.
Obviously you do not want to be bulging out of your panties, but you do not want them to be baggy either. I personally love a good pair of control top panties when I am wearing most dresses even skirts and jumpsuits.
If you need more structure and support I suggest wearing Shape Wear. It smooths bumps and bulges on the tummy, derriere and thighs. It works great with everything from form-fitting tops and dresses to slim cut jeans.
Ok, we have the foundation down to creating a slimmer look. Now lets move on to some tips.
#2 Wear Black
It really is that simple…
Black is slimming, it is chic and you can never go wrong with a black dress or jumpsuit.
“Our eyes really do see dark objects as (slightly) smaller. It’s an optical illusion; that’s exactly what ‘looking thinner’ is all about.” – Skeptics
#3 Head To Toe – One Color
Say head to toe black isn’t your thing. Then try to go for a head to toe look in one color.
Dressing in one color creates an unbroken line, creating an elongated look. Which in turn makes you look slimmer.
(Source – Moe Jackson)
*You can also add a belt to help define your waist when wearing a monochromatic look like Blake Lively.
#4 Wear A Fitted Blazer
A blazer that is tailored to fit you will show off your shape and balance it.
Which creates a slimmer look on the body.
You do not want an oversized or boxy fitting blazer, because it adds weight that isn’t really there. Making you appear larger than you are.
No one wants that, right?
I always tell my clients, family and friends that wearing clothes right off the rack; whether it is a blazer or a pair of jeans you should take it to a tailor for a proper fit.
We are not all made the same there for what fits you might not fit me so well. We are all individuals who come in different shapes and sizes.
#5 High Waisted Pants/Skirts
“When worn correctly, though, high-rise jeans are nothing to fear and can actually do wonders to make you look instantly thinner. This works because a well-fitting, higher-rise jean elongates the lower body, tricking the eye into seeing a leaner you.” – Live About
I couldn’t have said it better myself. High waisted jeans and skirts are your friend ladies…its a must have for every wardrobe I promise!
(Source –Jeans Blog)
There you have it 5 Tips to help you look slimmer when getting dressed for your day!
Wearing clothes that fit and flatter your figure will make you feel confident in yourself and in your clothes!